As promised, I am sharing the recipe for the delicious ice cream cake I make for Dave every year on his birthday. Before I share, I must give credit to my sister because she found the recipe somewhere and created it first for my niece's birthday years ago. Be careful, it is to die for and will be your newest birthday tradition. Or you will make it any time you ever need cake...
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup boiling water
6 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 gallon icecream
3 cups cool whip
-Coat 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray & wax paper. (I use the rubber ones)
-Combine cocoa, water, and butter with whisk. Cool.
-Combine sugars. Add egg ( beat until creamy) Add Cocoa mixture.
-Combine flour, baking powder, soda & salt. Gradually add to mixture. Stir in vanilla.
-Pour into 2 pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes.
-Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Take our of pans and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
-Let ice cream (flavor is optional, I love it with mint chocolate chip) sit out for about 30 minutes.
-Spread softened ice cream in 8 inch pan, lined in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
-Assemble three layers of cake: cake, ice cream, cake.
-Spread cool whip all over the top and sides of cake.
*I use sprinkles to write out the numbers of the age of the birthday, if it is for a birthday cake.
*I also crush oreos and spread them all around the top and sides.
You can combine whatever flavors you would like- peppermint ice cream & candy canes, Heath ice cream & crushed heath bar. The options are endless :)