Ridiculously Easy Ice Cream Cake

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So Saturday was Tom's birthday.  I wanted to make him a special Muppets cake (he's obsessed with the Muppets), but we had just moved and didn't have any baking pans, any decorating tips or (perhaps most importantly) a working stove until Tuesday.

I had read several years ago that ice cream sandwiches could make a good ice cream cake, which makes sense if you think about it (cakey cookie layered with ice cream? Sounds like an ice cream cake to me).

I don't have pictures of the process, because I made it while Tom was filming promos at the wrestling school (behind the camera, mind you.  He's not a wrestler), and he had my camera.  It's pretty self-explanatory though, so you should be able to figure it out.  You're smart cookies.

What You'll Need:
-2 12ct boxes of ice cream sandwiches (or 10ct, if you can find them)
-1 tub of frosting of your choice (or homemade, of course) (I prefer homemade, but things were hectic)
-1 tub of frosting for decorating (optional)

Make a layer of sandwiches using two columns of five each, then make a second layer on top.  You'll use a total of 20 ice cream sandwiches, ten to a layer.  Return to the freezer for half an hour.

Frost the sandwiches.  I had to do this in two stages (with freeze time between doing the top and sides) because mine were kind of melty, but if yours don't get melty in the middle of frosting, you can definitely do it in one sitting.  Return the cake to the freezer for at least half an hour.

If you want to leave it plain, it's done.

If you want to decorate, now is the time to do it.  I did (to make it Muppet themed), but all I had to do it with were plastic baggies that I had to cut open with a knife when I couldn't find scissors (so it kind of looks like crap, so please don't make fun of me!). I did the best with what I had.

Oh, and I frosted it with a plastic knife.  Like I said, making use of what I had.

So there you have it.  It's super easy and super yummy, and it tastes good.  It might even be yummier after a day or two.

Tom loves it, and has requested it for future birthdays.  Sounds like a hit :)

chocolatey goodness

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