Loyal readers, let me introduce myself! My name is Deborah and I’m thrilled to be a new and regular contributor to Cake Journal. Not only am I a complete dessert-lover, I’m also a food blogger at Domestic Deborah where my recipes tend to be more sweet than savoury. I consider myself a Domestic Creative: I love cooking, baking, decorating and hosting fabulous parties. I can’t wait to share my domestic creativity with all you Cake Journal readers!

For my first post, I thought it would it be appropriate to honour the summer season. Is there anything better than ice cream in the summer? Yes! Ice cream cake, of course. On hot summer days, consider these recipes the perfect way to stay cool and satisfy that sweet tooth.

Bright, tart summer berries pair beautifully with vanilla ice cream in this update on a classic: Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake. (Via Cooking by Moonlight.)

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Banana, caramel and chocolate: how can you go wrong? This Chocolate-Covered Banana Ice Cream Cake includes a recipe for one-ingredient banana soft serve. (Via Deliciously Declassified.)

Chocolate Covered Banana Ice Cream Cake

Your childhood favorite all grown up: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake. (Via Completely Delicious).

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Wake up the end of a meal with espresso-flavored Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake. (Via Once a Month Mom.)


A favorite from Argentina, Cassata combines layers of ice cream with dried fruit and toasted nuts for an incredible mixture of textures. (Via DPM Does.)


Sweet, crunchy and completely delightful, Nutella Crunch Ice Cream Cake is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. (Via A Family Feast.)


Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake features three layers of goodness: a chocolate chip cookie base, caramel ice cream, and chocolate covered whipped cream. (Via Mangoes and Palm Trees.)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Simple and sophisticated, this recipe for Raspberry-Vanilla Ice Cream Cake is perfect for your next dinner party. (Via Ribbon and Circus.)

Raspberry-Vanilla Ice Cream Cake

Cherry and almond is a match made in heaven. Add ice cream and prepare to swoon! Try out this Cherry-Almond Ice Cream Cake today. (Via Amazing Almonds.)

Cherry Almond

Sweet meets salty in peanut butter-flavored “Tin Roof” Ice Cream Cake. (Via Aida Mollenkamp.)

Tin Roof

Rich in flavor and eye catching in appearance: Banana Zucotto with Whiskey Walnuts. (Via Today’s Nest.)

Banana Zucotto

Make the most of summer! In-season fruit shines bright in Meringue Ice Cream Cake with Summer Berries. (Via Zested.)


Serve up hot fudge sundaes to a crowd with this Hot Fudge Sundae Cake (and watch everyone come back for seconds). (Via Smitten Kitchen.)

Hot Fudge Sundae

Who says ice cream and frosting don’t go together? Try this Graham Cracker Ice Cream Cake with Chocolate Frosting and see for yourself. (Via Dolcetto Confections.)

Graham Cracker Ice Cream Cake-3

Lime and raspberry sherbet work together beautifully in this playful Watermelon Bombe Ice Cream Cake. (Via Babble.)