Cream cheese ice cream layered with crumbles of soft vanilla cake and swirls of from-scratch caramel-butterscotch sauce.
As a kid, Jeni’s mother made Gooey Butter Cake for any and every occasion. A moist, buttery cake coated in powdered sugar and rich beyond anything Jeni has ever had—the sort of cloyingly sweet dessert where two bites is plenty, but you can’t help but finish the whole thing. Gooey Butter Cake ice cream is our addictingly sweet riff on this St. Louis regional specialty, traditionally made with cream cheese, yellow cake mix, and a gooey butter smear on top. Ours is dense cream cheese ice cream, loaded with crumbles of soft vanilla cake and swirls of a honey-butter caramel sauce made in our kitchen. It’s like the best blondie you’ve ever tasted covered in caramel sauce.