Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Cake with Angel Food Cake

This ice cream cake has a classic combo of peanut butter and jelly with a layer of angel food cake and strawberry and vanilla ice creams.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8-10
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Ice Cream Cake:

Unsalted butter, for buttering the pan

One 10.5-ounce angel food cake, cut into 1/2-inch slices

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup strawberry jelly

4 cups (1 quart) strawberry ice cream, softened

4 cups (1 quart) vanilla ice cream, softened

Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting:

2 cups heavy cream

2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup chopped toasted peanuts


  1. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a parchment circle. Cover the bottom of the pan with the angel food cake, using any extra pieces to line the sides of the pan if desired. Dollop with the peanut butter and jelly and spread to coat.
  2. Scoop the strawberry and vanilla ice creams onto the peanut butter and jelly layer, packing it in tightly and alternating the scoops to create a marbled or checkerboard effect. Spread with an offset spatula to make a smooth top. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Unmold the cake by running a knife around the edge, then unhinge the springform and remove. Invert the cake onto a sheet of plastic wrap and remove the bottom of the pan and the parchment. Place a plate on the bottom and invert once more.

For the vanilla whipped cream frosting:

  1. Add the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla to a large bowl and whip with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. This makes enough frosting to cover the top and sides of the cake with additional to pipe decorations if desired.
  2. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the whipped cream frosting and sprinkle with the peanuts. If the cake begins to get too soft, put it back into the freezer for a few minutes.
  3. Freeze another 1 1/2 to 2 hours or overnight. Before serving, let the cake sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes.