I first posted this Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Cake almost two years ago when I first started blogging and it needed a makeover because an Ice Cream Cake with toffee ice cream AND pecan cookie crumble AND caramel needs to be seen and made and devoured. An Ice Cream Cake that is so addicting that after I dropped a heaping section off at a friend’s house, she texted me, “Mmmmm…yum, yum, yumm! I’m fighting Rian over it as we speak!”
I think that means they liked it? 🙂
This recipe comes from my mother-in-law, Marcia, who is one of the most amazing women – ever – I am so lucky to be part of her family! Marcia is mother of seven children, 2 time breast cancer survivor and constant compassionate service giver. She is always in the middle of a million projects to uplift others, one of which is her Sock Monkeys 4 Kids. After being inspired by a powerful video of a teenager with her own severe health problems inventing/making/delivering sock monkeys to cheer up others, Marcia decided to start making her own sock monkeys and donating them to hospitals.
Amid Marcia’s sock monkey making/giving, and everything else, she managed to compile a book of the family’s favorite recipes for Christmas a few years ago. This Caramel Toffee Ice Cake was one of them. In the family recipe book, she prefaced this cake with, “Someone brought this to a Relief Society Dinner, and that is where it became famous. Make it once,and discover why…” Having tasted this cake, I have personally discovered why. I am sure my energy bill went up the week I made this by opening and closing my freezer multiple times a day to sneak a bite – but I just couldn’t stay away!
This cake starts with an easy homemade pecan cookie dough that you bake, then crumble. Half of the crumble is pressed into the bottom of a 9×13 dish and you reserve the rest.
I then made this already delicious cake even more incredible by using my own Easy Creamy Caramel Sauce that gets drizzled over the pecan cookie crumble.
And smothered with ice cream. I used Toffee Caramel Crunch Ice Cream – but you really could swap the ice cream for whatever your mood is – even vanilla would be delicious. I, however, am ALWAYS in the mood for ice cream swirled with toffee, pecans and caramel.
Top with more homemade caramel, freeze for 8+ hours, and you have one of the most mouth watering desserts ever! Its decadent but light at the same time, easy to prepare and perfect for your backyard summer barbecues (or just your own personal freezer for daily bites of pleasure 🙂 ).
You too can be saying “Mmmmm,, yum, yum, yumm!” with this Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Cake.
Just be prepared to fight over the leftovers!
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Adapted from my mother in law, Marcia Sattley
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