Saturday, April 16, 2011

Gooey Goodness

 Ice Cream Birthday Cake
 As I had mentioned in my last post,
my son's birthday was this weekend...
Instead of the traditional "decorated cake"
I decided to make an 
Ice Cream Cake...

What a cake it was....!
 I started with Oreo Cookies for the crust..
blending the cookies to a very fine consistency with my Oscar.

 I then melted a stick of unsalted butter in the microwave
and poured the warm butter directly into the 
Oreo Cookie Crumbs...

After mixing the cookie crumbs and melted butter
I placed 3/4 of the mixture into the bottom of a
Spring Form Pan...
Evenly spreading the cookie crumbs
as I gently pressed down on the mixture
across the entire bottom of the pan..

 After the mixture was evenly spread,
back to the freezer for about 30 mins,
this allowed for a nice firm crust..

 Now comes the fun part...
I used two gallons of Ice Cream,
One each of Black Cherry and Vanilla Bean...
I allowed the ice cream to thaw a bit before spreading 
in half sections using 3/4 of each flavor..
You'll want to work fast if you allow the ice cream 
to thaw as I did...

 I then evenly spread on top of the ice cream the remaining 
cookie crumbs, a entire jar of Caramel Topping,
and half a jar of the Fudge Topping...

*I warmed the Fudge for a few seconds in the microwave
which allowed spreading of the fudge much easier..*

After the Fudge and Caramel were in place,
I topped off the cake with the remainder of 
the Black Cherry only..
 I placed plastic wrap around the bottom and sides 
of the pan and loosely laid some on top
before placing in freezer...

If you decide to use a spring pan,
you may want to place the pan on a cookie sheet or 
wrap plastic wrap around the pan,
ice cream melts quickly causing leakage...

Return the cake to the freezer over night to ensure the ice cream
to be completely frozen....

An hour before the party I drizzled more of the
Chocolate Fudge Topping on top with some
stemmed Maraschino Cherries..

Placed back into the Freezer
until cutting time....
Just look at all that gooey goodness...!!!!

This was my piece...topped with lots of Whipped Cream..!

Happy Birthday, Jere...!!!

I would definitely make this cake again..
Surprisingly, It wasn't overly sweet and was a big hit by all who
dared to dig into the gooey creation...!


  1. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh K., After just going to church and having lunch at my LEAST favorite fast food resturant, Burger King, Just so granddaughter could play in their play area(what we won't do for our grandchildren) this makes me soooo hungrey. Looks great, and ice cream and carmel,,,, could be nothing but heaven. You have one lucky son, and all who attended the party. This recipe sounds like a keeper. Thanks for the post and picture.

  3. What an awesome cake! I bet it was a great birthday for your son. :)

  4. Thanks to All, for your kind words and stopping by for a visit. The day was nice, it's hard to believe my son is 23, but he still likes when Mother makes him a cake:))
    Have a great week...


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