Ice cream cakes have been a favorite of the students for their birthdays and graduations, especially lately. I've been getting bored of the plain stacked cakes with ice cream in the middle, so I was looking for something different. I found this amazing looking cake from Delicious Recipes, but I didn't have any Swiss Rolls on hand and didn't have time to run to the store. So I made my own version. Here it goes!
Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream Cake
inspired by Delicious Recipes
6 cups Oreo crumbs
1 lb. butter, melted
20 oz. hot fudge
1 chocolate sheet cake (any chocolate cake mix will work, or your favorite chocolate cake recipe)
1 - 1.5 qt. vanilla ice cream, softened
1 - 1.5 qt. cookies 'n cream ice cream, softened
Line a 2 quart mixing bowl with plastic wrap (so the cake won't stick and will easily come out). In a separate bowl combine the Oreo crumbs and melted butter until evenly mixed. Then press the mixture into the 2 quart mixing bowl until it reaches the top. Warm the hot fudge in the microwave for about 45 seconds or until it will pour easily. Spread the hot fudge over the cookie crumb crust until the covers it completely. Put in the freezer for 1/2 hour.
Now this is where you get creative. I started to cut my sheet cake into squares so that I could press it into the hot fudge. Then I had to cut a few triangles to fill in the gaps. The picture might explain this part better:
It doesn't look the cutest, but I promise in the end you won't even be able to tell. Again, put it in the freezer for another 1/2 hr.
Spread the softened vanilla ice cream over the cake layer evenly. And again, put it in the freezer for 1/2 hour.
Finally, put in the cookies 'n cream ice cream and fill in the rest the hole.
Freeze it again for at least an hour and then it's time to flip! Put a tray/plate on top of the ice cream cake and then flip and it should easily come out.
Looks like a volcano huh! Everyone wanted me to make a hole and put dry ice in it to get the full effect. Maybe some raspberry topping oozing out...I think it would make a great science project! Anyway, now cut into this beauty and see what's inside!
So cute!!! However, I don't know how I feel about the Oreo cookie crust. It started to crack and it was pretty tough to cut into. Someone had suggested I mix the Oreos with some cream cheese instead of butter and make it more of a spread. That might work out better. Although the crust was very yummy, it sure didn't want to stay on very much. But I was impressed overall! Next time I will be making the swiss cake roll ice cream cake, so get prepared :)