Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream Loaf Cake combines layers of pumpkin cake, pumpkin pudding, and vanilla ice cream. It’s easy to make and looks impressive when drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with toasted pecans.
Just because the steamy, hot summer days are behind us doesn’t mean we have to quit enjoying ice cream! In fact, a friend of mine who worked at a grocery store said that they sold more ice cream in the winter than any other time of the year, so keep the freezer stocked with ice cream!
To make this Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream Loaf Cake, start by baking a pumpkin cake in a loaf pan and allow it to cool completely. When ready to assemble the cake, use a serrated knife to cut off the round top and then cut the remaining cake in half horizontally. When finished, you should have three layers of cake.
Make the pumpkin pudding and allow the ice cream to soften slightly. To prepare the loaf pan, cut two long pieces of aluminum foil and line the loaf pan with the pieces, one going each direction, with the ends hanging over the sides. P
lace the bottom layer of pumpkin cake in the foil-lined loaf pan. Spread ice cream over the cake.
Then spread a layer of pumpkin pudding over the ice cream. Top with the middle layer of cake, more ice cream, and more pumpkin pudding. Add the final layer of cake and wrap well with aluminum foil.
Freeze the cake for six hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer and peel off the foil. Some of the melted ice cream may have refrozen on the outside of the cake, hiding all the layers like mine did in the picture above.
If so, you can use a knife to cut off a thin slice around the outside of the cake to show the layers underneath and make the outside of the cake flat.
Spoon caramel ice cream sauce over the ice cream cake allowing it to drizzle down the sides.
Top with toasted, chopped pecans and cut into slices to serve. To make cutting the ice cream cake easier, dip the knife in hot water and then wipe dry before cutting the cake, reheating the knife as needed. This Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream Loaf Cake is perfect for all of your fall celebrations!
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