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This is by far one of the best ways we’ve used box cake mix to date.

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Total Time:
5 hrs 10 mins
  • 1

    box red velvet cake mix

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 1/2 c.

    (1 stick) butter

  • 1 tsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • 1 gal.

    vanilla ice cream, softened


    1. Step 1Preheat oven to 350° and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Step 2In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt. Mix until evenly combined. (The mixture will be very thick.)
    3. Step 3Spread the batter into the prepared baking sheet and bake until set, 18 to 20 minutes.
    4. Step 4Let cool in pan completely, then cut the sheet cake in half crosswise to make two large rectangles.
    5. Step 5Spread vanilla ice cream onto one half, then place the second half on top to form one large ice cream sandwich.
    6. Step 6Freeze until the ice cream is firm, about 2 hours, then slice into squares. Serve immediately.

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Lauren Miyashiro

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Lauren Miyashiro is the former Food Director of Delish. She graduated culinary school in 2016 and mastered the art of the Crunchwrap in 2017.

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