Cake Batter Ice Cream Tart

I have a confession. I am in love with cake batter ice cream. I crave it. I have dreams about it. While Ryan thinks I’m making dinner, I sneak a few bites from the carton in the freezer. I also sneak a couple of bites before I go to bed. It may be bordering on the lines of obsession but what’s a girl to do? How about make it even more irresistible? Like say, spread luscious cake batter ice cream on top of a chocolate cookie crust and top it with all of my favorite sundae toppings: chocolate syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles. Say it with me: O. M. G.

Now that I have talked up cake batter ice cream you are probably wondering where to get it. It can be hard to find but I have seen it in my local supermarket on a few occasions. For this recipe I used a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cake Batter Ice Cream with Chocolate Swirl. The chocolate swirl made for a deliciously pretty presentation. But I was first introduced to Cake Batter Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery a few years ago and you can pick it up there to bring home.

I do realize that some of you won’t be able to give your taste buds the wonderful gift that is cake batter ice cream because its simply not available in your area. If this is you, use a chocolate vanilla swirl or your favorite ice cream. It may not be the same, but its still ice cream on top of a cookie crust with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and sprinkles so it can’t be that bad.

Cake Batter Ice Cream Tart Recipe

Serves 8 - 10 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pint cake batter ice cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles



Preheat oven to 325 degrees.


Combine cookie crumbs and butter in a bowl and stir until crumbs are moistened. Press crumbs firmly onto bottom and up sides of a 9 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.


While crust is cooling, set ice cream on the counter to soften.


Once the crust has cooled and the ice cream is soft enough to spread, spread the ice cream onto the crust.


Freeze until the ice cream is firm, about 1 hour.


Remove from freezer. Use a knife to loosen the sides of the crust and gently press up tart bottom to release it from the sides.


Slice into 8 - 10 pieces. Drizzle each piece with chocolate syrup, top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Serve.


If you aren't serving 8 - 10 people, just slice a piece for yourself and cover and freeze the rest of it. That is what Ryan and I did and we've been enjoying it for about a week now.

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    January 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    If you live in New Jersey you HAVE to go to gelotti’s in Totowa . My bf and I have to get a quart of their cake batter ice cream each when we go because if we try to share we end up fighting over it! It doesn’t have chocolate in it like Ben and Jerry’s but it has like funfetti cake batter mix in it!

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    January 25, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Woops spelling error, I meant amazing! It looks AMAZING!

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    January 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Cake Batter. Ice Cream. Tart. I need to take in each part seperatly… this sounds amzing!

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    January 25, 2010 at 6:50 am

    YUMMMMM!! another great reason for me to buy some oreos and ben & jerry’s!!

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    Sinful Southern Sweets
    January 25, 2010 at 3:50 am

    I adore anything that has the flavor of cake. This looks fabulous. Great photography! I can truly see every element going on and like the previous poster said, I can almost taste it!

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    January 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    This looks so sinful!! I can just taste it.

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    January 23, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I tasted cake batter ice cream at the cold stone creamery recently and it is yummy!!! I am trying to cut back on desserts and this dessert is so tempting and I might try it out very soon :)

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    January 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I’m sure there’s a recipe for cake batter ice cream somewhere, so it’s definitely doable! This dessert looks amazing!!!

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    January 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Delicious……wish I had some right now!

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    January 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I think I tried cake batter icecream at Coldstone once and loved it! I can’t blame you for dreaming about it. It’s pretty good! The tart looks so creamy and perfect!

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    January 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Oh, yummy!

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    WOW, YUM! Cant wait to try this!

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    Curiouseats - Lissa
    January 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I am so jealous!!! This looks delicious! I don’t spend enough time on desserts but this makes me wish I did!

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    January 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I love cake batter ice cream! it is so good! This tart looks out of this world. I’m bookmarking this one so I can show Hurley. I know he will want me to make this for his birthday coming up soon.

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    January 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’m with you.. I love cake batter ice cream… Oh, who am I kidding.. I LOVE all ice cream!! This looks so good.. can’t wait to try it!

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