Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on January 12, 2014

Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper | Webicurean

It’s hard to believe, but the Sunday Supper Movement is turning two–proof that time does fly when you’re having fun! In honor of this milestone, Liz over at That Skinny Chick Can Bake is hosting a virtual birthday party for the group, and I’m bringing my most often requested dessert–Kahlua Toffee Ice Cream Cake. Of course, there’s a little something for everyone here–the line-up from the rest of the crew ranges from cocktails and appetizers to entrees and desserts (all the recipes are listed below), so get ready to dig in.

Looking back, I can still remember being nervous about my first #SundaySupper post. I had asked Isabel over at FamilyFoodie.com to join the #SundaySupper Movement in March, although the relaunch of my site was still a few months out. Everyone in the group was so welcoming and helpful, and there really was nothing to be worried about at all. The new Webicurean was ready for prime time at the end of July 2012, and I participated in my first #SundaySupper on August 4, 2012–the #CookforJulia event. Since then, I’ve whipped up something for most of the #SundaySupper events. More importantly, though, over the last year and a half, I’ve come to know the wonderful bloggers in this group, some of whom I’ve met in person, and I can honestly say, they’re some of the best folks around. Not to mention I’ve learned so much from them, truly.

Now, about this ice cream cake. I’ve been making this going on 30 years now, something I probably shouldn’t admit because it makes me sound really really old. But, this is the one dessert that’s always a hit, and it’s requested often. Let’s be clear, though, there’s no cake in this cake. It’s all about the ice cream, as it should be. Don’t get me wrong, I love cake and ice cream, but I don’t like frozen cake, which is what happens when you mix cake and ice cream in the same pan. Instead, this cake is a dreamy combination of chocolate and vanilla ice creams, layered with things like Nilla wafers, crushed Heath bars, Kahlua, and chocolate syrup. It’s very decadent, and oh-so-simple to make. Just be sure to give yourself enough time so that it sets properly–nobody wants a runny cake!

Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper | Webicurean

You’ll need to break out the springform pan for this one.  Oh, and take the ice cream out of the freezer already, so it’ll be ready to spread. In the meantime, crush a couple dozen Nilla wafers to line the bottom of the pan. As you can see, I use the term “crush” loosely. 🙂

Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Spread the chocolate ice cream evenly over those Nilla wafers.

Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Next, crush the remaining Nilla wafers over the chocolate ice cream, along with 2 of the Heath bars, and half the chocolate syrup and Kahlua.

Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Spread the vanilla ice cream over that, then top with the remaining crushed Heath bars, chocolate syrup, and Kahlua. Just so you know, I don’t actually measure the chocolate syrup or the Kahlua–I just freely drizzle it over the cake.

Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake #SundaySupper | Webicurean

You’ll need to let this set in the freezer for about 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Here’s the printer friendly version:

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Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake
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This Ice Cream Cake is a decadent combination of chocolate and vanilla ice creams, layered with Nilla wafers, crushed Heath bars, Kahlua, and chocolate syrup.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10
  • 3 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 dozen Nilla wafers
  • 4 Heath bars
  • 4 tbsp Kahlua
  • 4 tbsp chocolate syrup
  1. Remove ice cream from the freezer and allow to sit out and soften for about 15 minutes.
  2. Crush 2 dozen of the Nilla wafers, and spread them evenly on the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Spread chocolate ice cream evenly over the Nilla wafers.
  4. Crush remaining dozen Nilla wafers over the chocolate ice cream. Crush two of the Heath bars, and sprinkle over that. Dribble 2 tbsp of the Kahlua and 2 tbsp of the chocolate syrup on top.
  5. Spread vanilla ice cream evenly over the top of that. Crush the 2 remaining Heath bars and sprinkle over the vanilla ice cream. Dribble the remaining Kahlua and chocolate syrup over the top.*
  6. Cover and place in the freezer for eight hours or overnight.
  7. To serve, remove pan from freezer, and let sit out for a few minutes. Run a knife around the inside of the pan to loosen the ice cream from the sides, then carefully release the latch and remove the side of the pan. Return the remaining cake to the freezer immediately after serving.
*Note: Rather than measuring this out, it's easier to just carefully pour directly from the bottle and eyeball the amount.


Let’s see what the others are fixin’ up!

Brilliant Breads and Breakfast Fare:

Amazing Appetizers and Cocktails:

Spectacular Soups and Salads:

Enticing Entrees:

Decadent Desserts:

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy! You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.



{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Helene D'Souza January 12, 2014 at 6:22 am

Yeah Kahlua sweet goodness! Such a cute idea your cake for this Sundaysupper, it would have never crossed my mind to add kahlua in a cake but now I need to try this soon. =)


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious January 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

Did someone say toffee? I am all over this one!

I so enjoyed meeting you at Camp Blogaway last year.
I have loved being a part of Sunday Supper, and cooking along with everyone each week.
Cheers to another great year!


Jennifer B January 12, 2014 at 8:01 am

I sat here and stared at that cake for a solid minute. I then pinned this recipe because I need this in my life and having it virtually just isn’t enough. *drool drool drool*


Liz January 12, 2014 at 10:09 am

Oh, my. This is the cake of my dreams!!! I can see why it’s a most requested dessert…I need to make it ASAP!


Katy January 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

What an original and creative cake – who could say no to Kahlua, ice cream and chocolate?!


Family Foodie January 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Anne – What a perfect cake to bring to a birthday celebration! It is just gorgeous!!!!
It was such an honor meeting you and breaking bread in person in 2013. I hope that we see each other again in 2014. Thank you for all your support.


Shannon R January 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Wow. Can you come to my next birthday party? This looks so fantastic!


Marie@citronlimette January 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

This cake looks fantastic. Happy New Year.


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom January 12, 2014 at 2:25 pm

oh my goodness. . I love this Kahlua-Toffee Ice Cream Cake!!!! totally pinned and can’t wait to try this!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere January 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Woah. Just, woah. (In the words of my husband… “I’d eat that.”)


Katie January 13, 2014 at 5:31 am

Stop right there. I need this ice cream cake in my life IMMEDIATELY! It sounds insanely amazing on all levels…


Tara January 13, 2014 at 8:56 am

What a gorgeous cake, I love making ice cream cakes. They are easy and everyone loves them. Happy #SundaySupper!!!


Stacy January 13, 2014 at 9:02 pm

This is the perfect treat for hot months (and we have plenty of those in the desert!) when I don’t want to turn the oven on! And perfect for a celebration! Pinning on my Recipes to Try board, Anne!


Shaina January 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

This could not be any more perfect. I’ll take seconds, please!


Laura January 15, 2014 at 6:16 am

I am not surprised this is your most requested dessert, it looks amazing.


Soni January 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

Ooh this sounds and looks so decadent and a fitting dessert for this celebration!I’m craving for a bite of this right now!!Its been a pleasure cooking with you!


Renee January 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

And I thought I was the only one that didn’t like ice cream cake (with frozen cake in it). I like to keep it separate. Now this, OH. MY. HEAVENS. I’ll take a giant wedge, please and thank you.


Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) January 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

This sounds simply heavenly!

(i wish I had a slice right now….)


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) January 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm



Heide M. March 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Sounds tasty.


Anne Papina March 15, 2014 at 7:02 am

Thanks! It IS tasty if I do say so myself! 🙂


Jen @ Keto Recipes January 30, 2018 at 6:02 am

Totally amazing! Very much impressive! Thank you for sharing.


Lisa June 26, 2019 at 6:46 am

Hey, My child loved this when I made it for him. Thank you very much for sharing this lovely recipe. Impressive <3


Anne Papina July 13, 2019 at 1:41 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed this! It’s truly versatile as you can use different ice creams and fillings to make a completely different cake each time!


Mihana John June 28, 2019 at 7:25 am

I am a big time fan of Cakes and Pastries. With this lovely Ice Cream Cake, I was on cloud Nine. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Glad that my friend shared this with me and I could make it on my own.
I am gonna surprise my husband today with this. <3


Anne Papina July 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hope you enjoyed the ice cream cake! It’s a favorite around here and has been for years! I always talk about changing up the flavors as there are so many directions you could take this, but ultimately, everyone seems to love the crunchy Heath bars and the Kahlua!


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