This Chocolate Donuts Ice Box Cake makes the perfect backyard dessert for your family this summer. Let’s face it, this summer is different than others and we need a little extra joy! Adding rich, decadent Entenmann’s Chocolate Mini Donuts and creamy ice cream brings us all back to a time when life was easier. This ice box cake is sure to bring smiles to kids and adults alike this summer, and that’s what summer should be all about. Smiles. Joy. Laughter. Fun. If this recipe can add a little of that to your summer, my goal is accomplished! 🙂
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- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1.75 cups heavy cream cold
- 1 tsp vanilla whipping extract
- Entenmann's Mini Fudge Donuts cut horizonatlly in half
- Beat heavy whipping cream, mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extra with mixer on low til combined, then medium-high until stiff peaks form.
- Line 9-inch springform pan with plastic wrap.
- Cut Entenmann's Mini Chocolate donuts in half, horizontally.
- Place one layer of Entenmann's Mini Fudge Donuts on bottom of 9-inch springform pan and vertically up the sides with cut sides facing in and top sides facing out - this is what will be noticeable when springform is removed.
- Spread 1/3 of whipped cream mixture on top of Entenmann's donuts.
- Repeat 2 more times, donuts, whipped cream, donuts, whipped cream.
- Loosely wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight.
- Remove springform and plastic wrap. Place on serving platter.
- To serve, cut into slices.
- Optional: Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, drizzle with chocolate sauce, add raspberries, and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
What makes Entenmann’s Minis perfect for this recipe - besides being delicious and totally addictive is their size.
We aren't creating a giant ice box cake to serve at a huge potluck or summer party - because let's face it, things are smaller this summer - gatherings are limited. But that doesn't mean dessert has to be small in flavor!!
These mini donuts are perfect for making this no-bake ice box cake recipe for your immediate family. You can serve 8 hearty slices of this ice box cake - so for a family of 4, that's dessert for two nights! Yay!
Life is different now, enjoying the little things in life mean even more. We spend a lot of time outside. I'm so thankful that we live where my kids can play in the backyard and woods, so thankful. We often enjoy an evening dessert as a family in the backyard. This Chocolate Donuts Ice Box Cake is the perfect dessert to enjoy outside on a hot summer night.
Grab a slice and sit back and relax. We are spending more quality time together outside, lots of running around, playing, hiking in the woods, building forts in the woods, etc. Sometimes, it is nice to sit back and relax with a delicious dessert. We are all going through so much - kids and adults alike - we deserve a night like this one.
Another thing I'm so thankful for is that we were able to secure an above-ground swimming pool for our kids this summer. They were hard to come by for sure. With most of the summer over 90° this year, we are grateful for a way to cool off. My kids have enjoyed evening or even night swims. I prefer to sit back, relax, and listen to their delightful giggles, laughs, and screams! It's even better accompanied by a sweet treat like this Chocolate Donuts Ice Box Cake!
Individualized Wrapped Desserts for Social Distance Visits
Spending quality time together with family and social-distance visits are so important for us to stay connected. When we visit with friends and family, we do things differently. We use to bring desserts or appetizers made at home, now, we share Entenmann's individually wrapped desserts and snacks. It is a way that we can still enjoy a little something sweet together but without sharing each other's germs! Around a campfire is fun too! Oh, you've gotta try our Campfire Cakes with Berries Dessert too.
Entenmann’s Minis varieties include cakes, brownies, doughnuts, and muffins. Their new Minis are perfect portion controlled snacks and desserts. Whether you are enjoying time at home, on a hike, taking a road trip, camping, or enjoying a social-distanced visit, be sure to have a great supply of Minis on hand.
We recently took a road trip to Amish Country to take in the beautiful scenery of rolling hills, farms, and of course, horses and buggies! We brought along Entenmann's Minis Raspberry Pies as a snack/dessert. We aren't eating out like we use to, so this was a special treat to have with us.
I hope you'll try my Chocolate Donuts Ice Box Cake recipe, it is SO easy. Your kids can help prepare it too as it is a no-bake dessert recipe.
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