04/30/2012 03:29 pm ET | Updated Jun 30, 2012

Super Easy, Super Yummy Ice Cream Cake

Need an impressive, delicious dessert but don't have the time to bake all day? This incredible ice cream cake is just what you need.

From Shugary Sweets, it's great for birthdays and other special occasions because you can change the flavor of ice cream depending on the taste of the guest of honor. The best part, however, is just how easy it is. Hint: Ice cream sandwiches are involved. As temperatures warm up, I look for any excuse to eat ice cream, and this is a perfect way to fit more in.

Ice Cream Cake

8 regular sized ice cream sandwiches
1.5 qt cookies and cream ice cream (or your favorite variety), softened
1/2 cup hot fudge sauce
8 oz Cool Whip

In a standard sized loaf pan, line it with plastic wrap. Lay half of your ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of the loaf pan (mine took about 3 1/2, cut to fit).

Spread softened ice cream over sandwiches. Pour cooled hot fudge sauce over ice cream, spreading evenly. Top with remaining ice cream sandwiches, cut to fit.

Cover with more plastic wrap and return to freezer for 3 hours, or overnight.

When ready to serve, Invert loaf pan on rectangular plate. Remove plastic wrap. Using a large spoon, spread Cool Whip over cake. Serve immediately. To store leftovers, place remaining cake in a large freezer-safe Tupperware bowl. Cover and store.

Written by Julie Ryan Evans on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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