Brownie-Bottomed Ice Cream Cake + More Frozen Dessert Recipes

Jul 11 2019
It's summer, which means at any given moment, we're probably thinking about ice cream. And since brownies and sprinkles make everything better, we whipped up this shockingly low-calorie cake for your summer enjoyment!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Brownie-Bottomed Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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1/9th of pan: 187 calories, 3.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 308mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 19g sugars, 5.5g protein

Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 8*

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 1 1/2 hours Freeze: 3 hours


1 3/4 cups moist-style devil’s food cake mix (about 1/2 box)

1 cup canned pure pumpkin

1 1/2 pints light vanilla ice cream with about 300 calories per pint (like the kind by Enlightened)

2 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8” X 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix cake mix with pumpkin until smooth and uniform. (Batter will be thick.) Spread batter into the baking pan, and smooth out the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 18 - 20 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. When about 30 minutes remain, remove ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften.

Spread ice cream over brownie layer, and top with sprinkles. Freeze until ice cream is firm, about 3 hours.


Chew on this:

It's July 11th, a.k.a. 7-Eleven Day, a.k.a. Free Slurpee Day! Get the low-calorie Slurpee Lite (at participating locations), or DIY with sugar-free drink mixes like these.

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