Death by Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Today I am sharing one of my husband's favorite desserts, Death by Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake. I started to make ice cream cakes a few years ago out of necessity because my husband is really not a cake person. And in our house, peanut butter and ice cream go together even better than peanut butter and jelly. Supposedly ice cream with peanut butter is a strange concept in other parts of the country. So if you're weird a peanut butter ice cream rookie, give it a try! 

I was surprised at how easy it is to make your own ice cream cake at home. Even though this recipe is peanut butter-overload, it can be modified to any flavor you desire! 

There are a few notes on keeping the Oreos coarse rather than pulverizing them until they're powder. This is a very important tip for an ice cream cake. After making my first cake, we found the powder-like Oreo crumbs created a crust too hard to cut without letting the cake sit out to soften for way too long (melty cake = too messy). Also, don't use Double-Stuffed Oreos. I know, regular-stuffed Oreos just aren't as delicious. Problem is, the double stuffed is not the best at making crusts. 

Love this one of my little man sneaking a peek at the cake.

Death by Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

  • Peanut Butter ice cream (whatever your favorite type is)
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Oreos
  • 1/4 cup of salted butter (equal to 1 half stick)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Magic Shell (or homemade magic shell)
  • Reeses Pieces
  1. Place Oreo inside of a gallon size Ziploc bag.
  2. Use a mallet or hard object to crush the Oreos. Stop when the Oreos are semi-coarse (some finer crumbs, some larger crumbs, but no large pieces left). If using a food processor, leave them semi-coarse.
  3. Pour the Oreo crumbs into a spring-form pan (9 in. or 10 in.).
  4. Melt 1/4 cup of butter.
  5. Pour over Oreo crumbs and mix well.
  6. Press the crumb mixture to compact it against the bottom of the pan, creating a crust.
  7. Spoon half of the softened ice cream into the pan. Smooth the ice cream.
  8. Melt 1/2 cup of peanut butter (about 20-30 seconds in the microwave).
  9. Pour onto the ice cream. Smooth out.
  10. Drizzle magic shell over the peanut butter.
  11. Place the cake in the freezer for at least an hour (return remaining ice cream to the freezer)
  12. Remove from freezer after the peanut butter/magic shell layer has hardened.
  13. Scoop the remaining softened ice cream on top of the magic shell/peanut butter layer. Smooth ice cream.
  14. Melt 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
  15. Pour onto ice cream. Smooth out.
  16. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  17. Remove from freezer.
  18. Decorate with Reese's Pieces.
  19. Return to freezer for at least an hour to set-up. 

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  1. This looks like a delicious cake for 4th of July. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I can see why you call this death by Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake; my heart is beating faster just looking at it.Thank you for coming by and linking up at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope to see you there this week!

    1. Thanks so much Shari! Thanks for hosting a great blog hop!

  3. Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites! Hope to see you this week too! Wow! This looks amazing. I am a huge fan of peanut butter and my hubby loves oreos, I think I just found our new favorite dessert!

    1. Thanks for hosting a great link-up and for stopping by!!

  4. Holy smokes that looks delicious. I know my oldest son would love this cake. Pinned. Thanks for sharing your tips and great tutorial on this cake with us on Merry Monday.