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Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake Recipe

With cake rolls, ice cream and hot fudge, this dessert suits anyone with a sweet tooth. Family and friends get a kick out of this treat's fun appearance.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 10 to 12 Swiss cake rolls
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 3/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 2 pints chocolate ice cream, softened


  • 1. Line a 2-qt. bowl with plastic wrap. Cut each cake roll into eight slices; place in prepared bowl, completely covering the bottom and sides. Cover and freeze for at least 20 minutes or until cake is firm.
  • 2. Spread vanilla ice cream over cake. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour. Spread with fudge topping. Freeze for at least 1 hour. Spread with chocolate ice cream. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Just before serving, remove from the freezer and invert onto a serving plate. Remove bowl and plastic wrap. Cut into wedges. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 309 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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onlymoira User ID: 4060265 263980
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

"A beautiful dessert that is WAY easier to make than it appears. It is a beautiful presentation.

A few quick changes I made: used coffee and black raspberry ice creams instead of chocolate and vanilla, and used dark fudge sundae sauce instead of hot fudge. Amazing!"

RoxiinNH User ID: 7314029 103742
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"I've been making these for years and they are always a big hit! When I first tried it, it was called a 'beehive', and used strawberry jelly rolls. quick and easy to put together, yet it looks so impressive. Remember, the more flavors of ice cream you use, the prettier it becomes."

stephaknee User ID: 7219289 154899
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Question about the recipe it says two months to freeze the cake how long is that actual time period"

julie fitz User ID: 237736 83574
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"My son and daughter have both requested this for their birthday cake 2 years in a row. (Sometimes I cheat and only use one flavor of ice cream. No one seems to mind.)"

KathyMcS User ID: 4512793 73025
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Great taste and I will make again. Mine did not turn out as pretty as the picture though."

brittanyjbowen User ID: 3348499 67429
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"So easy yet impressive! I was commissioned to make another one a week after making the first, and I'm switching up the ice cream flavors for a little variety. This is a terrific fun dessert!"

Lin-Dser User ID: 787535 159273
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"Very good! I didn't have room in my freezer for a 2-qt bowl, so I used a baking dish instead. It took 24 Swiss cake rolls to cover, but it worked just fine."

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