I may have said this a time or ten before: It’s hot. Ridiculously hot. Like, it’s September and we still have high temperatures nearing 110 degrees.
I love cake, but at this point, I need the ice cream to go with it to maintain a normal body temperature and I’ve been dreaming of a layered ice cream cake recently. This was one dream that I had to make a reality.
Although this cake is easy to make, it does take a few hours to create once you allow time for freezing of the different layers of ice cream. Read on to find out how to make your own!
First Street Chocolate Cake Mix
First Street Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
First Street Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
First Street Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
First Street Dark Chocolate Sprinkles
hot fudge topping
2. Pour prepared batter into the deepest baking dish that you can find. When the layers start going in, it’ll be nice to have that extra space. My Pampered Chef baking dish was the perfect depth. Another helpful hint: bake the cake for five minutes more than the required time for the 12 cupcakes. Trust me.
3. Let the cake cool completely. You don’t want it to be heated at all when you start applying the ice cream and (not) hot fudge.
To help with serving when you are finished making your Ice Cream Dream cake, run a butter knife around the edge of your cake to release the edges from the pan.
4. Set the ice cream out to defrost and soften about 15 minutes before you’re ready to start adding the layers to the cake.
5. Let the layers begin! Spread half of the jar of hot fudge topping on top of the cooled cake. Cover the entire cake. The fudge will work as a barrier against the ice cream melting and making the cake too moist.
6. Sprinkle a large handful of chocolate chips on top of the fudge.
7. Spread a thin layer of softened vanilla ice cream to cover the entire cake and then place it back into the freezer to firm up. It’ll take an hour or so until it will be ready for the next layer to be added.
8. When the ice cream is near being firm, take the Cookies and Cream ice cream out to soften.
9. Empty the other half of the hot fudge onto the cake and spread it out to cover the entire cake. It will end up looking swirled like this:
10. Add another large hand of chocolate chips and sprinkle them across the top of the cake. Feel free to eat a few extra chocolate chips if you’d like. I won’t tell. 😉
11. Spread a layer of the Cookies and Cream ice cream to reach the top of the baking dish and fully cover the cake. Smooth out the ice cream.
12. Go to town adding sprinkles to the top! My kids had a great time helping me with this step. Place the baking dish back into the freezer until you are ready to share and serve!
And you’re done! Doesn’t this look amazingly delicious?!?
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