Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake with Mascarpone Ice Cream

Ice cream cake meets tiramisu for your new favorite dessert mash-up! Soft, cocoa-powder-covered cake layers sandwich creamy mascarpone ice cream and no one can resist it.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
7 hrs
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 8 ounce container mascarpone cheese

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 2-layer-size package yellow cake mix

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder or instant coffee crystals

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 16 ounce container frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • Coarsely chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans


  1. For ice cream, in a large bowl beat cream and cheese with a mixer on medium until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until combined (do not overbeat). Spread in a 9-inch loaf pan. Cover and freeze 4 to 6 hours or until just firm.

  2. Meanwhile, grease and flour 3 9-inch round cake pans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding coffee powder to the batter. Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until tops spring back with lightly touched. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool on wire racks.

  3. To assemble, place one cake layer in a 9-inch springform pan, trimming to fit if needed. Spoon half of the ice cream over cake in pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle with half of the cocoa powder. Top with a second cake layer. Spoon remaining ice cream over layers; spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining cocoa. Top with remaining cake layer. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 3 to 4 hours or until firm.

  4. Remove sides of springform pan. Using a wide spatula, transfer cake to a plate. Spread top and sides with dessert topping. Sprinkle with espresso beans. Cover and freeze until serving time. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

    Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
    Matthew Clark

Ice Cream

If desired, omit step 1 and use 5 cups coffee ice cream, softened, or vanilla ice cream mixed with 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
25g Fat
48g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 187mg 4%
Folate, total 7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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