Monday, July 5, 2010

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake




Look out Baskin Robbins, this may be the best ice cream cake ever.  Commercial ice cream cakes are generally gussied up under questionable "frosting" and decorations.  The list of ingredients impossible to pronounce.  And "cake" is a relative term. Rose has elevated  ice cream cake to a whole new level.
It's practically health food!

Rose makes use of her amazing German Chocolate cake recipe as the base for this ice cream confection.  It is my newest favorite dark chocolate cake, to date.  The agonizing part was patiently waiting the requisite eight hours after the cake was split and layered with ice cream to properly freeze.  Drizzled with  decadent Chocolate Snowball Hot Fudge Sauce, it was well worth the wait.  




I baked the cake in a 9x13. The biggest difficulty in putting this cake together is choosing which ice cream flavor to use.  Strawberry won out but the thought of layering several flavors crossed my mind, as well as, buying twenty different flavors in the mini cups and turning the whole recipe into cupcakes.  

Rose's recipes seem to shine, simply because she does not mask flavors.  Lindt 90% and Valrhona cocoa powder went into the cake and sauce.  The chocolate sauce was especially easy to make; my nine year old granddaughter made it entirely on her own.  This cake is definitely a new family favorite.  





11 comments:

  1. Looks great. I love that you use a square pan, so it's more like a sandwich then :).

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  2. I have to agree with you about the BR "frosting!"

    I can understand why this is the new family favorite.

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  3. I like that you used the square pan too. Looks great.

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  4. Me too! I agree with Jenn, I love that you use a square pan too and looking like a sandwich! And i adore Baskin Robbins too!

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  5. I also love that you did it in a 9x13!

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  6. ב''ה

    "It's practically health food!" - LOL

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  7. what a heavenly ice cream cake!! it looks oh so chocolatey and that fudge sauce takes it to another level!

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  8. What a gorgeous cake and I can only imagine how good it is.

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