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Dessert Turducken

I call this a Dessert Turducken – It’s three desserts all stuffed into one amazing layered cake. Chocolate Chip Cookie, Ice Cream, and Brownies!

What is a Dessert Turducken?

We all know that a turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck which is then stuffed into a turkey. I just made my three “birds” into desserts and layered them up! It was totally worth it.

What is not to love about this dessert? It’s got all of my husband’s favorite desserts and 100% free of all fruit! He loved it! It was his special Father’s Day dessert that I made just for him!

I was tempted to cover it with frosting and make a “surprise inside” cake out of it, but I really liked seeing the layers.  I mean, just LOOK at those layers! Oh wow!

Yeah, you could say my husband was impressed, but that would kinda be an understatement.

He was floored!

And, if we are being honest here, so was I! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this trifecta of desserts. I just baked the cookie and the cake in the same sized pan and I froze the ice cream in a 9 inch cake pan as well, so they were all the same size.

It’s genius in its simplicity.

I’m not a big fan of skillet cookies because the edges generally get firmer than the center, but the ice cream layer helped to soften the cookie as it melted.

I hope that you make this for your next birthday, holiday, or Wednesday night dinner. whatever…  Enjoy!

This recipe is a three-part series including these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Ice Cream.

These classic chocolate chip cookies are just what you’ve been craving! Pack them with chocolate and walnuts for a great snack any time of day!

Find the Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe HERE.

Find the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe HERE.

Yield: 16 servings

Dessert Turducken

Dessert Turducken

My Husband was over the moon with all his favorite desserts together in one Mega Turducken Cake!

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 16 hours


Prep your Cookie and Ice Cream

For the Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg


For the Cookie Layer

  1. Bake your Chocolate Chip Cookie in a 9 inch round cake pan for 30 minutes. The center will still be soft. I baked the base and had enough batter for a dozen large cookies.

For the Ice Cream Layer

  1. When your ice cream is ready, transfer it into a 9 inch round cake pan, press flat, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer.

For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a 9" round cake pan.
  2. Place the dry ingredients into your mixing bowl and stir with a fork to mix. Add in the milk, butter and vanilla and beat on low until combined. Add the egg and beat for 2 minutes until fully incorporated.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes and then cool for 10 in the pan. Invert and cool on a rack. Wrap in plastic and store in the fridge.
  4. Place the Cookie layer on a cake plate and top with the ice cream. Add some chocolate syrup if desired. Top with the chocolate cake and add powdered sugar and more syrup. Serve immediately.
  5. I liked the ice cream to be slightly melted to soften the cookie layer. Enjoy!

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Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3


Friday 1st of August 2014

Wow, very nice ice cream with cakes. I like this.

Karyn Granrud

Monday 4th of August 2014

Thanks :) We liked it too!

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Friday 4th of July 2014

I aim to please, Katie! Who can resist dessert?

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Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

Sunday 29th of June 2014

This monstrosity is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Hello from Say G'Day Saturday!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 29th of June 2014

It was a beast! And we loved it! thanks for stopping by!

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