Monday, April 11, 2011

Easiest Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Don't know about you, but I am grossly disgusted with myself in that I haven't had a bona-fide, store-bought, ice cream sandwich for quite some time. They may be a bit flimsy, a bit "fake", but you can't get much better than it and as I ate nearly two while making this dessert, I can see why all these many years, ice cream sandwiches have stood the challenge of time!

This cake might become a new go-to. Especially when bringing dessert for a bunch of kids- heck, forget age- I AM one of them. I couldn't stop licking my chops after a few spoonfuls of these sucker. It's perfectly comforting and perfectly delicious.

I offered to bring dessert to a dinner date of sorts last night and on a Sunday afternoon when you sometimes really need some nap-age, this quick and insanely-pathetically-easy-to-make dessert is just the sort of thing you need. And since we took it to someone's house, ate it all up, there was nothing left for me to photograph- hence the borrowed picture up top!

Next time around I make it however, believe you me that there are indeed a few modifications I may employ to spruce things up a bit. You really can go any direction with this cake- whatever your little chocolate-hungry heart tells you- peppermint extract into the whipped cream and then shaved peppermint candy with dark chocolate chips on top during the xmas season.... peanut butter "sauce" (is there such thing?) drizzled in between layers and then crushed butterfinger on top?? Crushed graham crackers between each layer with a huge pileage of fresh rasberries on the very top?? See what I mean? Lots of options here, peeps.

One- I will add a 3rd layer of ice cream sandwiches to the cake- making it a triple tiered cake.

Two- I will decrease the thickness of the whipped cream in between each ice cream sandwich- don't get me wrong- whipped cream is heaven sent, but too much of it is still too much. I thought in this case, it completely overpowered the ice cream sandwich.

Third- I will add chopped butterfinger candy or snickers candy or some favorite chocolate candy bar NOT just onto the top, but I will sprinkle a thin layer onto each whipped cream layer. Make sense??

And if you really want to get crazy, you may consider drizzling caramel or chocolate sauce all over too. This may just be one of the more versatile desserts in this world.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake- the Basic Recipe

{Real Simple}

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

6 ice cream sandwiches (3.5 ounces each) (if you plan on eating a few while making this dessert, I would have TWO boxes of ice cream sandwiches on hand)

1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped (again- you may use chopped up candy bar if you wish- which, I recommend!)

Line an 8½-by-4½-inch loaf pan with a piece of wax paper or parchment, allowing the paper to hang over both long sides.

In a large bowl, beat the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.

In the bottom of the pan, arrange 3 of the sandwiches in a single layer, cutting them to fit as necessary. Spread with half the whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and whipped cream.

Sprinkle the top of the cake with the chopped chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 week.

Holding both sides of the paper overhang, lift the cake out of the pan and transfer to a platter. Discard the paper and serve.


Annie P said...

Ummm oh my word! Sounds delicious!

Kristine said...

that looks so good! i need to make that sometime. !!

Camilla said...

Yum! I could go for a slab of that Right.Now!

The Speres said...

Who doesn't love ice cream sandwiches?! I just LOVE them and this dessert sounds delectable.

Charley said...

Hah, that looks pretty tasty. When it comes to sweet stuff, you should enjoy it and keep your teeth healthy. Remember to keep it clean and let it get checked out if you think you may have a problem with your teeth and gums.

Charley Burright

myrtle said...

OMG! this is so yummy. .can't help but crave for this. . wanna try this one.=)

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