Mar 9 2017
Easter Ice Cream Cake Recipe and DIY Wood Block Cake Plates
Post by melissa fenlon

Make this Butterfinger Ice Cream Cake for Easter!

Every year at Easter, we love to make something sweet for the whole family. From Easter bunny cakes to trifles, we like to surprise the kids with a new dessert. This year, we took inspiration from our favorite thing to add to ice cream – Butterfingers! We teamed up with Nestle to create this Butterfinger Easter Ice Cream Cake recipe. There are layers of vanilla ice cream with Butterfinger, hot fudge and chocolate ice cream. Trust us, this cake will be a hit!

We’re also sharing one of our favorite ways to set out food for a holiday table – using DIY Wood Box Cake Plates. This DIY is simple and makes a statement. We love the mix of the light wood, pastel paint and porcelain white.

Read more for the full recipe and DIY tutorial…Make a delicious Butterfinger Ice Cream Cake this Easter!

Butterfinger Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ingredients

15 chocolate wafer cookies crushed

3 tablespoons melted butter

2 cups chocolate ice cream (we like using Slow Churned Reduced Fat Dreyer’s or Edy’s ice cream)

2 cups vanilla ice cream (we like using Slow Churned Reduced Fat Dreyer’s or Edy’s ice cream)

½ cup hot fudge

1 package Butterfinger nest eggs (3/4 of bag chopped to add to vanilla ice cream)

3/4 cups heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Everyone will absolutely love this Butterfinger Easter Ice Cream Cake!

Butterfinger Easter Ice Cream Cake

Directions

– Prepare a 9 inch spring loaf pan by lining with plastic wrap, leaving overhang to lift the ice cream cake out.

– Combine crushed chocolate wafer cookies and melted butter and press into bottom of loaf pan. Freeze for 20 minutes.

– Spoon 2 cups of softened chocolate ice cream over the cookie layer and smooth with spoon. Freeze for 30 minutes.

– Pour room temperature hot fudge over ice cream layer and smooth with spoon. Freeze for one hour.

– Combine crushed Butterfinger nest eggs and softened vanilla ice cream and spoon over fudge layer. Smooth out until even and cover with plastic wrap and place back in freezer over night.

– Remove frozen cake from freezer and invert onto cake plate. Pull off plastic wrap.

– Beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Frost cake with whipped cream. We added pink food coloring to add a bit of Easter pastel color to the cake. Top with Butterfinger Nest Eggs. Put back in freezer until ready to serve.

– Cut into 8 slices and cut in half. Serves 16.

For more fun Butterfinger recipes, head to their Pinterest page.

Butterfinger Ice Cream Cake Recipe for Easter!

Make this Butterfinger Easter Ice Cream Cake Recipe!

DIY Wood Block Cake Plates

Create these versatile and modern cake plates with simple supplies. We love using these cake stands to serve food for an Easter buffet. It’s great to present the food on the table different heights.

DIY Wood Block Cake Stand

Supplies:

Round plate or rectangular platter, square wood block or vase, acrylic paint, paintbrush, tape, E6000 glue

DIY Wood Block Cake Plate butterfinger-easter-ice-cream-cake-diy-step-2

Steps:

  1. Tape off area to paint on front side of wood block and paint two coats. Let dry.
  2. Peel off tape and put glue along top edge of wood block.
  3. Place platter on top of vase and let dry.

Make this delicious Butterfinger Easter Ice Cream Cake Recipe!

Thank you to BUTTERFINGER® for sponsoring this post.

 

 

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