Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake
This Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake combines many of my favorite things – funfetti cake batter, brownies, fudge sauce and ice cream! It’s a wonderful combination of flavor and textures and it should definitely be on your must make list!
So the hubs and I contacted a fence company about installing a fence for Jessie back near the beginning of December. We’d hoped to have it installed by Christmas, when we had 5 dogs staying at our house, but it didn’t happen. They were definitely on the slow side and we’ve had a fair amount of rain over the last few weeks.
Well when we left for Miami last Friday, they’d still only put the fence posts up. We’ve been really ready for it to be done so that we can stop thinking about it and let Jessie use it. She’s had an electric fence since we got her, but she’s kind of gotten used to the fact that she can get out. We’ve left the collar off a few times we she got out and she now assumes she can come and go.
So before we’d even left, we started wondering and hoping that we’d arrive home to a finished fence. On Monday, it came up about 100 billion times as we got ready to fly home. We even decided to place bets on whether it was done or not.
Of course then the hubs got nervous about if he’d win or not. Next thing I knew, he was telling me that if we both were wrong (I said it’d be done, he said they’d done more work but it still wasn’t done) and they’d done nothing else, that it meant we both would get the things we bet for.
We proceeded to argue about how betting works.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if both people lose, don’t they both lose out on what they bet for? As in nobody wins, so nobody gets a prize? I’m quite sure I’m right, but it was fun to argue.
It didn’t matter anyways, because he won fair and square. They’d done more work, but not finished. However, they came yesterday and after more than a month, it’s finally done! YAY!
Now we have to wait 30 days and the hubs gets to stain the wood.
Notice how I said the hubs will stain it? I’m am so not interested in that job. 🙂
I am interested in this cake however. Especially eating it.
If you’ve made any of my other ice cream cakes (and there are many), then you know that they aren’t hard, but there are a few steps.
I start out with a box brownie mix. You could make your own from scratch, but I choose not to complicate things. I get the box that’s big enough for a 9×13 pan, since you’ll need two 8 inch brownies. The bigger the box, the better really. More brownie could never be a bad thing.
Once the brownies are made and cooled (and there are some notes below about the pan you use to bake them – important notes), you’ll make the ice cream. One of the things I love about the ice cream recipe is that it doesn’t use an ice cream machine. It’s great for a number of reasons.
1. It’s so easy and there’s no waiting for the ice cream to freeze before you can add it to the cake. It’s thick on it’s own and great for layering with the brownies.
2. Despite being oh-so-easy, it’s also delicious and nobody ever knows that it’s not store-bought or traditionally made. I’ve had people ask before about the cream cheese, and trust me, you don’t even taste it.
Once the ice cream is made, everything is layered together and frozen. It’s really quite simple.
I like to line my pan with some clear wrap (I use the the new Saran Wrap Press and Seal because it’s thick and strong) and use that to lift the frozen cake out of my pan when it’s ready. Then I add more chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles. Of course, if you have a springform pan, that works even better and eliminates the need for the clear wrap. There’s more about that in the notes for the recipe.
I love the smooth, creamy cake batter ice cream paired with the chewy brownies. I’ve always loved brownies in my ice cream, so I absolutely love it as layers in an ice cream cake. And of course I’m obsessed with cake batter.
This Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake is definitely my new fave!
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