Vanilla Malted Ice Cream Cake

vanilla malted ice cream cake 500So after the sugar load of the holidays I had decided I wasn’t going to post any sweet recipes – at least for a week or two.  Well, I lasted about one day.

But you see.  I woke up this morning and decided to…


Because you see it is my birthday today and I decided to make myself a birthday cake because I also believe that it is o.k. to ….


from ramblewild

Especially on your birthday.

I really wouldn’t mind if someone wanted to give me this cute little Kate Spade number for my birthday either!


I think I may just have to settle for eating cake for breakfast though.

I found a cake recipe for 3 of my favorite things in the Food Network Magazine – vanilla ice cream, angel food cake and malt.  I couldn’t pass up the Vanilla Malted Ice Cream Cake.  Especially since it’s my birthday!!

I baked an angel food cake from a box mix and then sliced it into thin slices.  Try and remove as much of the brown outer edge as possible.  It makes for a much prettier cake when it is all white.

mALTED Ice Cream Cake

Layer those piece in the bottom of 10 inch tube pan (angel food cake pan).  Use about half of the cake

mALTED Ice Cream CakePour a mixture of 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup of malt powder over the cake.

mALTED Ice Cream Cake

Top with a layer of softened ice cream.

mALTED Ice Cream Cake Repeat the process with the cake/liquid/ice cream.

mALTED Ice Cream CakeUse an offset spatula to get an even layer of ice cream.

mALTED Ice Cream CakeCover with plastic wrap and freeze the cake for at least 4 hours or as long as five days if needed.

Remove from the pan and invert onto a platter.

Malted Ice Cream CakeWhip together 1 cup of whipping cream and 2 Tbsp malted milk powder for frosting.  Whip until a stiff peak forms.  Spread over the top and sides of the cake.

Malted Ice Cream CakeThen  if it’s your birthday add a candle.

Malted Ice Cream Cake

And if you want to get really fancy because it’s your birthday, add some washi tape flags too!

Malted Ice Cream Cake

Then just sing Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!!!

Malted Ice Cream Cake

Leigh Anne

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Vanilla Malted Ice Cream Cake


  • 1 12 ounce store bought angel food cake or one made from a cake mix
  • 1 /12 C cold whipping cream
  • 1/4 C plus 2 Tbsp malted milk powder
  • cooking spray
  • 1 and 1/2 containers of vanilla ice cream (1/2 gallon size) My favorite is Breyers
  • white sprinkles (if it's your birthday)


  • Bake angel food cake according to directions on box.
  • Trim the brown crust off the cake as much as possible.
  • Slice cake into thin slices.
  • Whisk 1/2 C whipping cream with 1/4 C malted milk powder in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes and then whisk again. It will thicken somewhat.
  • Lightly spray the 10 inch tube pan with cooking spray.
  • Press about half of the cake slices into the bottom of the pan.
  • Drizzle half of the cream mixture over the cake.
  • Soften ice cream and spoon half of it over the cake. Use an offset spatula to get an even layer.
  • Repeat with cake, cream and ice cream.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 4 hours or up to 5 days.
  • When ready to serve, remove from pan and invert onto a cake plate.
  • Beat 1 C whipping cream and 2 Tbsp malted milk powder with a mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Frost cake sides and top with mixture.
  • Add sprinkles

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine

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  1. 1
    Lynn says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! And Happy Happy New Year! Can’t wait to try out this recipe. Tired of the same old…for birthdays around here. ; D

  2. 2
    jean meyer says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  3. 3
    Kesha says:

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!! I hope your day is as yummy as your BiRtHdAy CaKe!!!!!

  4. 4
    Lizzy says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day full of family and friends. The cake looks delicious.
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    Kay Coger says:

    Happy Birthday! I am right behind you – January 11.


  6. 6
    karen says:

    Happy Birthday Leigh Anne! May the coming year bless you with health, happiness … and a few fun surprises :) Thank you for all you do!

  7. 7
    Carlena says:

    Happy Birthday!

  8. 8
    Tiffany says:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fabulous day. The cake looks scrumptious.

  9. 9
    Kathy Clune says:


    If I was there I’d take you to lunch. Have a wonderful day. And I admire a woman who makes her own cake, that way you’re sure to get exactly what you want!!

    Have a great day!!

  10. 10
    Valerie A. H. says:

    Happy Birthday Leigh Anne! May you have a wonderful day eating cake and indulging in fun things. Have a year filled with “Goodness and Light.” Big hugs!!!

  11. 11
    Susan says:

    Happy birthday Leigh Ann. Have a fabulous day. Cake looks delicious.

  12. 12

    This looks absolutely divine! Pinning :)
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  13. 13
    Dirose says:

    Happy Birthday! Treat yourself special!

  14. 14
    Suz says:

    Happy Birthday, Leigh Anne and here’s to many, many MORE! I hope you have a grand day of celebrating! Thank you for always keeping me informed and entertained through your blog. I always enjoy having breakfast with you!

  15. 15
    JANE says:


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    denise says:

    Happy Birthday Pretty Lady ! Can you show us a photo of the malt used ? I saw a couple of different ones…and I got confused !

  17. 17
    Ruth says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

  18. 18
    Karan says:

    So, did you eat it all yourself, or did you
    save a piece for a friend that is a “little older”
    than you and would love a piece?
    Happy days will come to you all year!!
    Your the best!!

  19. 19
    Linda says:

    Hope you have an extra special day-just like you!!

  20. 20

    Hope your day is filled with goodness and light!

    The cake looks heavenly. I don’t think I’ve ever used malt flavoring before… not sure if I would like it. I do like whoppers… does it kinda taste like the inside of one of those?
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  21. 21
    Kim says:

    Happy Birthday!

  22. 22
    Vicki Emmerson says:

    Happy birthday, may the Lord bless you in many unexpected ways as you celebrate!!!

  23. 23
    Lois says:

    Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger!!

  24. 24
    Susan M. says:

    Happy Birthday to You! Hope you a have wonderful day.

  25. 25
    Dawn says:

    Leigh Anne, Happy Birthday! The cake looks really good. How did it taste?

  26. 26
    Teri says:

    Hope your birthday was wonderful, Leigh Anne!

  27. 27

    Wow that cake looks so delicious and fairy! Hope you had an amazing birthsday and thank you for sharing the wonderful recipe! Have a great day!

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    kristen duke says:

    Ummmm, that looks dreamy, Happy birthday, dear friend! I do know that you did not bake, take pictures, and post that today, did you?

  29. 29
    Kim says:

    Yummy looking cake! And that purse is so fun! Happy Birthday!

  30. 30

    Angel food cake has always been “the” birthday cake at our house — this takes it to a whole new level! Happy Birthday and Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!
    Charlene@A Pinch of Joy recently posted..Orange Glazed Cornish Hens

  31. 31

    Oh my goodness! My Birthday is next month and (don’t laugh) I just send this recipe to my husband, so he knows what to make for me ;)
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)
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  32. 32
    Kara says:

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday! This looks divine. I’m pinning it for my birthday, and I’m featuring it tomorrow as well. :)
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    Becky Sherman says:

    I love your cake plate!


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