Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

I love ice cream cake but I've never attempted to make one before. My father in law isn't a huge frosting fan so my mother and I decided to make him an ice cream concoction. My mom has made a few before but this was my first time. It's kind of a long process but definitely worth the effort!

What's nice about ice cream cake is that you can mix and match any kind of flavor combination you want. Let your cravings run wild!

We used the following as ingredients:

1 jar hot fudge topping
2 cans Dulce de Leche
2 10-inch baked rounds chocolate cake
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
whipped cream

1. Cut each cake round in half with sharp knife. Place bottom half of one cake round into a springform pan.

2. Spread one can Dulce de Leche over top of cake layer.

3. Cover with top half of cake round.

4. Soften vanilla ice cream. May microwave in 5 second intervals if needed.

5. Smooth half of ice cream over cake layer.

6. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.

7. Pour your ooey gooey chocolate fudge over ice cream. I heated it in the microwave to see if it would spread easier but it ended up being a chocolatey mess! Oh well, it still tasted good. That's all that counts right? I think next time I'll just spread it on the actual cake piece and forget about trying to get it to adhere to the ice cream.

8. Freeze for at least another 30 minutes.

9. Smooth remaining ice cream over fudge layer.

10. Cover with bottom half of second cake round. Top with can of Dulce de Leche.

11. Follow with top of second cake round and smooth sides with a metal spatula. Freeze for a good hour or so. Meanwhile make up your whipped cream or soften 2 small tubs of Cool Whip. Now you are ready to decorate!
12. We put the whipped cream in a piping bag and quickly decorated the sides with an up and down motion. You can also smooth it on the sides with a small metal spatula, but you need to work fast! Put cake bake in freezer for 15-30 minutes then spread remaining whipped cream on top of cake. Put cake back into freezer until ready to serve.

We added cute chocolate tools on top right before we cut the cake. Aren't they cute!


My father in law loved it. He even added his name on my calendar for two more birthdays this month. I think he was wanting another cake!


Marye said...

wow that looks awesome! Brilliant combination.

the ungourmet said...

Those tools are so nifty! What a great looking cake!

ARUNA said...

my goodness.............that's a divine cake!!!!! Loved it!