Saturday, May 27, 2006

May 20: So I felt like making a cake

I've wanted to try making an ice cream cake for a little over a week.

So starting Thursday after school, I did.

I bought a $1 box of Pillsbury Chocolate Cake Mix, some Edy's Double Churned Vanilla Bean ice cream, and a box of Jif icing mix (which I later returned) on the way home from school.

After my homework that afternoon, I made the chocolate cake. And I mixed 5 scoops of the ice cream with some peppermint extract and a handful of chocolate chips.

On Saturday, I completed the cake. I cut one of the cake rounds in half and put a layer of ice cream in between. And later on did the same, but I felt the layer was too thin so I ended up with a cake with five layers.
I'd returned the Jif and bought some Whipped Topping and Junior Mints. I figured they'd hold up better on an ice cream cake.

And that's how I did it. Afterwards, I found a recipe for peppermint ice cream cake in the Cooking Light 2006 Complete Cookbook, and I think I'll try that, but in December when they sell Peppermint ice cream... or I could just use the chocolate cake recipe part and use any old kind of ice cream. I'm thinking strawberry... with fresh strawberries.

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