I have been making this ice cream birthday cake for years now for every member of my family! I always switch up the flavors depending on who I’m making it for. For my dad, I generally use a light coffee ice cream and make a mocha-chip version, and an almond joy version for my mom. Every year I make a peanut butter one for my birthday and always enjoy every last bite of it’s Reese’s-peanut butter-chocolate amazingness! The neat thing about this cake is that you can swap out any of the ingredients to make it exactly how the birthday boy/girl would like it. It is SO easy (and fun) to make, yet it looks like you spent days in the kitchen preparing it!
I do have to say that although this recipe may not be the most ‘healthy’ recipe on Dashing Dish, and yes there is some sugar and calories in it, it is truly worth every bite! Besides, I believe when it comes to birthday cakes, it is a day you can indulge, but the key is moderation. If you want to have an ice cream cake on your birthday, this is a much healthier option than the traditional slice that can pack around 500-1,000 calories per slice. And, although it isn’t an all-natural recipe, you can swap almost any of the low-sugar options for an all-natural option, if you so choose! (Even cool whip has a natural alternative~ tru whip!)
So, the next time someone has a birthday to celebrate, be sure to bring the family together to celebrate with this wonderfully impressive ice cream cake!