I can’t claim any credit for this unbelievably easy ice cream “cake” because I stole it from my sister who stole it from her mother-in-law. It is so sinfully decadent and was a big hit at Mia’s birthday party. My newly minted 5-year-old was elated to choose the ice-cream flavor of her choice for the cake. The biggest hit for me was, I didn’t have to use an oven or mess up a single bowl to make it.
To make this easy-breezy and toothsome cake, follow Nabisco’s chocolate wafer crust recipe — crush 22 chocolate wafers in a bag, then mix with sugar and butter. Pour the mixture into a springform pan and press it into the bottom. I chose not to bake the crust so it would be more of a cookie crumble.
Next, press softened ice cream (any flavor(s) of your preference into the pan — I used Haagen Dazs vanilla and chocolate) and smooth it down with a spatula. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate wafer mixture on top. Freeze your cake for several hours, and bring it out about 20 to 30 minutes before serving — so it’s soft enough to cut. For extra pizazz, serve it with a side of hot fudge and whipped cream.
My brother who is a die-hard fan of DQ cake and almost always orders it for his birthday said he liked my dessert better! It was the ultimate compliment! Try this recipe and let your tastebuds be the judge, who knows you might also like it better than a DQ ice-cream cake. For more cake-inspired recipes, read our blog!
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