A beauty of an ice cream cake, with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Was that a confusing sentence? Well the cake is not. It’s a lot easier than it may seem, with several but very simple steps.
This was the Mister’s birthday cake a few days ago. I really wanted to make something that he would love, and this is not an easy task. As you may have already realised, the Mister is quite particular about his food. He is not really impressed with weird and wonderful recipes, and he appreciates good uncomplicated flavours. Dessert wise, he adores a few very specific things (one of them being store bought ice cream) but isn’t really bothered with anything else. He might eat some cake, as long as there’s nothing weird like avocado in it, but can easily live without.
However, you can’t have a birthday without a cake, and since one of his favourite ice cream flavours is cookie dough, I thought I’d combine the two. I used my easy peasy chocolate cake as the base, and chose a very simple recipe for the actual ice cream (no churn by the way) and overall assembly idea. It looked easy, and as it turns out, it really is. I did manage to mess up a couple of things during the process, making it a pretty stressful activity for myself and anyone within earshot of the kitchen (and maybe the house); and I even ended up buying extra dessert for the birthday dinner, just in case this proved to be the catastrophe I expected. As it turns out I had nothing to worry about. It was fabulous. Decoration wise I have a long way to go, but taste wise… oh boy.
Don’t be put off by the long recipe, there are several steps but they are all easy. Read through it beforehand, including the tips, and get started!