"I scream, you scream, we all scream for cake batter Popsicle ice cream." SASS up your Popsicle this summer with this Cake Batter Popsicles recipe from thebakingrobot.com!
(1 box) Cake mix, any flavor
(4 Tbsp) Frosting, canned or homemade
(1-1/2 quart) Ice cream
1. Bake cake mix according to box instructions. Let cool completely, then crumble into little pieces using your hands. Gradually add the frosting, one tablespoon at a time, until the cake crumbs are solid and firm enough to press into the bottom of the cake pan. Freeze the mixture for about ten minutes.
2. Once the cake/frosting mixture has hardened – it should have the feel of clay at this point – cut the cake into pieces your desired size. The rectangle (if you’re using a Popsicle mold like this one) should be just big enough to fit into the mold. Take a Popsicle stick and insert it into the cake rectangle. If your cake falls apart just reform it to a rough rectangle around the Popsicle stick. You’ll have a chance to reshape it to the right size later.
3. Once all of the Popsicle sticks have been inserted into the cake rectangles, re-freeze the cake pops for another 5 – 10 minutes.
4. While the cake pops are in the freezer, melt the ice cream. Transfer the ice cream from its container and into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the ice cream for about 30 seconds and stir vigorously to remove any lumps. The ice cream should still be thick but also pourable. Bad descriptor, but: kind of like melt-y soft serve.
5. Fill your Popsicle mold about 1/2 full with ice cream. Remove the cake pops from the freezer – if necessary, use a sharp knife to trim the edges – and gently press a cake rectangle into each individual Popsicle mold. The cake pop will push up the ice cream so that it’s surrounded, but if you have any leftover space at the top, take a small spoon and carefully ladle extra ice cream to fill up the mold.
6. Freeze the Popsicle mold until the ice cream has completely hardened. To remove the Popsicle, run warm water over the outside of the mold to loosen the Popsicle. They should pop right out! Enjoy!