This M&M Ice Cream Cake is perfect for spring! Try this ice cream cake recipe for Easter, Mother’s Day, a baby shower or a girl’s birthday party.
I’m sharing this cake that was made with Target Grocery Essentials, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars and #TargetCrowd
Can you believe that Easter is next weekend? My kids are on their spring break, the weather is warming up and we are loving every minute! I took a little time at the end of last week to put together some gorgeous Easter baskets and I made an M&M Ice Cream Cake that is perfect for Easter. I found everything I needed, for both the cake and the Easter baskets, at Target!
There were aisles of fantastic Easter candy, baskets and goodies at Target. I love shopping at Target for all of my holiday needs. I know that I am getting a great value and they have everything I want. Some of this Easter candy is sold exclusively at Target! I picked up a couple Spitz Easter bamboo baskets in my kid’s favorite shades of green and blue. Then, I found some adorable Spitz multi-print Easter eggs and I knew they would look cute in the baskets.
First, I set the white chocolate M&M’s aside to use in the ice cream cake. Then, I filled the Easter eggs with the bagged candy: Starburst Sweet and Sour Jelly Beans (my cashier told me these are the best),
Brach’s Fruit Cream Jelly Beans, Cadbury White Chocolate Mini Eggs
and Twizzler’s Easter Grass.
The Lindt Chocolate Chicks are the star of the Easter basket because they are so cute. Since they are wrapped, I didn’t put them in plastic eggs. I added the large Lindt Milk Chocolate Chicks, as well as the Lindt Little Chocolate Chicks to the baskets. My kids are going to love the blue raspberry Gummy Bunnies and the Peeps Orange, Lemon and Lime Delight.
Christine recently moved out of state (I can’t believe she is old enough), but I wanted to give her some Easter goodies anyway. So, I assembled a box of Easter treats that I can mail to her.
In addition to a Godiva Dark Chocolate Bunny, I added full bags of Easter candy for her to share with her roommates. Christine has always loved glitter and I found some sparkly Easter eggs to put with the filled plastic eggs.
Once the Easter baskets were full, I started working on the M&M Ice Cream Cake. I bought the ingredients for the cake from Target Grocery. Start by making two chocolate layer cakes. I baked the cakes in 9-inch KitchenAid springform pans.
I used one of the pans to assemble the ice cream cake.
After the ice cream cake has frozen overnight, quickly frost it with pink whipped cream frosting. Then, remove most of the pink frosting from the sides. The pink frosting will fill in the cracks. Put the ice cream cake back in the freezer to harden.
Once the pink frosting is firm, fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip (you can find the Wilton Cupcake Decorating Kit in the baking aisle at Target), with pink whipped cream frosting. Pipe pink swirls around the top edge of the cake and fill the center with white chocolate M&Ms.
Store the layered ice cream cake in the freezer until ready to serve. Dip a large knife in hot water, dry it off and then cut the cake, re-dipping in hot water, as needed.
This M&M Ice Cream Cake is such a fun way to celebrate the holiday. Thanks to Target, we have the ultimate Easter baskets, a delicious M&M ice cream cake and we are ready for Easter!
Recipe adapted from Target Recipe Collection 4-Layer Chocolate Cake