How Much Does a Dairy Queen Cake Cost?

Written by: Staff
Last Updated:  August 10, 2018

Whether it’s a large family gathering or a small dinner, there is a Dairy Queen Cake that is just the right size for your event.

To place an order for a Dairy Queen cake, you can visit a local Dairy Queen restaurant close to you and select a ready to go cake from the display freezers or order a custom cake with the DQ store staff.  You can also call ahead of time or place the order online.

You can order a custom design cake from more than 500 designs, and the average cake can serve 8 to 24 people.

Dairy Queen Chocolate Extreme Ice Cream by m01229, on Flickr
Dairy Queen Chocolate Extreme Ice Cream” (CC BY 2.0) by  m01229

How much does a Dairy Queen ice cream cake cost?

The price of a Dairy Queen cake will depend on the type of cake you buy, your location and if any promotions are going on.  Most cakes will range anywhere from $20 to $34, but in some cases, it can be as low as $10 for an 8-inch cake if they were running a promotion.

To make things easier, we created a table below with the average cost of each cake.

Type of CakePrice Range
8-inch Blizzard Round$26
8-inch Round$23
9-inch Heart$23
10"x14" Sheet$31
10-inch Blizzard Round$29
10-inch Round$26
11"x15" Sheet$34
DQ Cupcake$2 each
Treatzza Pizza$13

NOTE:  Use this as an estimate as your local Dairy Queen could charge more or less.  From what we researched, these prices may be off by $1 to $3., the official website of Dairy Queen, allows you to build and price a cake by following the link.

Dairy Queen ice cream cake overview

Dairy Queen offers the following types of cakes: round, heart, log, sheet, and blizzard-based cakes, and the Blizzard-based cakes can come in the following flavors:  Oreo, Mint Oreo, Chocolate Xtreme, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, and Confetti.

Dairy Queen Cakes can be ordered at a local DQ store, by calling or online via their official website.  All cakes, according to the company, are made fresh every day.

What are the extra costs?

Some locations may charge an additional $3 to $5 for edible images.  The same can be said if you want to purchase candles.

If you order a personalized cake with less than 24-hours notice, you may be charged an additional expedited fee.

Tips to know

During holidays, such as mother’s day or father’s day, these cakes sell faster than cake decorators can decorate.  If you are going to order during the peak times, it may be best to order ahead of time to make sure that you can guarantee your order.

Dairy Queen does custom cakes; however, you have to ensure that you place an order at least three days in advance, particularly if you want to have an edible photo image on it.  For regular cakes, as well as a regular image from the Dairy Queen Cake catalog, it is customary to give a 24 hours notice.  For custom cakes, order at least two days in advance.

Not all cakes are available at all locations.  If you order online, pay close attention to the location from which you are ordering; it may not necessarily be the one closest to you if there is a specific cake you want to order.

If you are in a hurry and need a cake with no notice, you can purchase one straight from the cooler at your local Dairy Queen.  While there will not be any specific decorations, you can at least have the person’s name and a message written on it.

Make sure that you have enough freezer space for the cake that you order as the largest cakes do take up a lot of room.  All Dairy Queen cakes have some type of ice cream, so they will need to be kept frozen until they are cut and served.

How can I save money?

Consider buying discounted Dairy Queen gift cards on to save a few dollars.

With a Dairy Queen Cake coupon, you can get up to 50% discount off the price of the cake.  You can get the Dairy Queen Cake offers (coupons) and deals on their website, or in some cases, you can even find deals up to 70 percent off on For example, at the time of writing this guide, they are offering an 8-inch ice cream cake for $12 and a 10-inch ice cream cake for $14.

You can choose to purchase a plain DQ cake and then decorate it yourself.  This will save you money on the cake and it will give you a chance to add your personal touch to it.

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