My son isn't a big fan of cake, but loves ice cream. So this year for his birthday I thought I would try my hand at an ice cream cake. He thought it was a great idea. He was born on Groundhogs Day so when I saw groundhog cupcakes at Family Fun.com I had to try it!
Ice cream Cake
1 batch Kat's Brownies
2- 1 qt. ice creams (I used Tin Roof Sunday & Death By Chocolate)
Hot Fudge Sauce
Cool whip Frosting
1 (8 oz.) Cream Cheese
1 c Powder Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
24 oz cool whip
(I had alot of frosting left over if you want to 1/2 the recipe)
First I mixed up a batch of Kat's Brownies. I baked them in two 9 in. spring form pans.
Let them cool then I placed them in the freezer for a couple hours. Remove brownies from the freezer and the ice cream (15 min or until very soft). On one of the pans of Brownies spread enough of the cooled fudge sauce to cover the top. Sprinkle a a good layer of crushed Oreos on top of the fudge sauce. (If you are not pressed for time freeze again) Spread a different flavor of ice cream over each pan of brownies. (To the top of the pan, it won't use all of the ice cream). Place back in the freezer till frozen again.
Make the Cool whip frosting by mixing in all the ingredients with a hand mixer.
Remove pans from freezer. Let ice cream soften just a bit and run a knife around the edge of the pan and then remove the side of the pan. Invert one of the cakes to set on top of the other, so ice cream is on ice cream. Give them a little press so they will stick together. I placed my cake on a lazy susan to make the frosting process a little bit easier. Once frosted place back in the freezer. Remove from freezer about 10 min prior to serving. Warm up the additional hot fudge sauce if desired.
Not to pretty of a picture since I forgot to take the picture till it was quite soft.
I made these cupcakes for my son to share with his class at school. They were a hit! For instructions to make the groundhogs click here Family Fun.