Pumpkin Patch Halloween Cake

by melissa

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Easy Halloween cake idea using ice cream, Oreos, and candy pumpkins. 


Looking for an easy Halloween cake idea? Need a simple dessert to take to a Halloween party? This Pumpkin Patch Cake is popular among all ages! 

Who doesn’t love a thick layer of Oreo cookie crust with ice cream and hot fudge? Sprinkle cute pumpkin candy on top and you’ve got the cutest Halloween cake ever. 

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The great thing about this Halloween treat recipe is that it will only take you about 10 minutes to prepare! 

Simply crush the Oreos and stir in melted butter to make a crust. Press that firmly onto the bottom of a 9×13 freezer-friendly dish. However, no baking is required. 

Then scoop the vanilla ice cream on top, gently pressing it down to form a nice, even layer. 

Drizzle your favorite hot fudge on top of the ice cream. I’m sharing our favorite hot fudge recipe below.

Finally, sprinkle the rest of the crushed Oreos on top and pop it in the freezer for at least a few hours, but preferably overnight or longer. 

When you are ready to serve, add candy pumpkins and a “pumpkin patch” sign as the finishing touches. 


  • 1 family-size package or Oreos cookies
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream  (or another flavor if you prefer)
  • hot fudge (see recipe below)
  • candy pumpkins

You’ll notice that I used an 8×8  baking dish. If you don’t need a full 9×13 pan, feel free to half the recipe! 





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Easy Hot Fudge

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Delicious homemade hot fudge recipe to use for ice cream, cakes, brownies, and more.



  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Add all ingredients (except the vanilla) into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
  2. Once boiling, stir constantly for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tsp. vanilla.
  4. Serve immediately on ice cream, cake, brownies, etc. or store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.


  • This recipe easily doubles or triples.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: hot fudge, homemade hot fudge, chocolate sauce

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Pumpkin Patch Halloween Cake

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9x13 pan 1x


Super easy Halloween cake



  • 1 family-size package Oreos
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • hot fudge or caramel
  • pumpkin candy


  1. Crush Oreo cookies using a blender or potato masher in a bowl. You want to have some chunks remaining.
  2. Add melted butter and stir to combine.
  3. Press half of cookie mixture into the bottom of a freezer-friendly 9×13 dish.
  4. Gently scoop vanilla ice cream onto the crust.
  5. Drizzle hot fudge on top of the ice cream. Make sure it is just warm enough to pour, but not too hot that it melts the  ice cream.
  6.  Add remaining crushed Oreos on top of the hot fudge.
  7. Freeze at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  8. When ready to serve, place candy pumpkins and pumpkin sign on top.


  • Make this recipe any time of the year, just omit the candy pumpkins.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: halloween cake, halloween dessert, cake, mud pie, ice cream cake

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