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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Brownie Ice Cream Cake

For my birthday I decided to make myself my own cake... well, a brownie cake, that is!
This is my kind of treat - SO easy, and mighty tasty!

To make one of these fantastic cakes, you'll need:
1 box brownie mix (I used the 'family size') or your favorite brownie recipe
(eggs, oil and anything else your mix calls for) 
1 carton of favorite ice cream
hot fudge (and/or any other toppings you love)

  1. Mix up your brownies according to package instructions. Bake in a 9x13" pan, making sure to spray pan or line with parchment or wax* paper so they can be removed easily after baking.
  2. Once brownies are done, let cool and remove brownies from pan by flipping over onto a cooling rack or onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper over some aluminum foil. Be careful not to break the brownies!
  3. If brownies were on cooling rack, move brownies to aluminum foil.
  4. Cut brownies in half, so you'll have two 9x6.5" pieces.
  5. When ice cream is softened enough (you'll know), spread some over one of the brownie halves. Don't put too much, or the next layer may slide off.
  6. Carefully place other brownie half on top of the ice cream and gently press down.
  7. Add more ice cream on top.
  8. If ice cream is getting too soft, wrap the aluminum foil up around the cake and place in freezer for a few minutes.
  9. Once ice cream is firm again, cut a slice and top with some hot fudge or other toppings.
* If using wax paper, be warned it will smoke in the oven. Just keep an eye on it & you'll be fine. Also, remove brownies from pan & immediately remove wax paper from brownies while still warm to prevent the paper from sticking to brownies.

That's IT! Told you it was easy!!

Enjoy!! So yummy...

Would you like to comment?

  1. Oh, yum! I need an excuse to make this soon.

  2. Yum, yum, and yum! There is nothing better than brownies and ice cream.

  3. We make this often at our house...never lasts but that one night! lol

  4. Well happy birthday! YUM! My favorite way to eat a brownie with with ice cream...this dessert looks too yummy ;)

  5. Yumo! Looks so delicious!! Love Brownies and Love Ice cream. Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Mmm, that looks dangerous in the very best possible way :-) Yum!

  7. That looks so amazingly delicious! Pinned this and will be using it for sure! If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my party, The Creative Spark, tomorrow night. Happy Labor Day!
    Jenn :)

  8. I've nominted you for the Verstile Bloggers Award :) Details are on my blog.
    Thank you for all your supposrt and lovely comments since I joined the blogging world.

    That Brownie cake looks AMAZING!

  9. Looks soooo delish!! Thanks for linking up to Vanilla Bean this weekend!

  10. Holy cow! This looks amazing!

    I hope you had a great birthday!

  11. wow looks yummmy!!!

  12. Oh my that looks so yummy!

    I'm stopping by from the Tuesday Friend Connect hop. I'm following you on GFC and your fan on Facebook now.

    I hope you'll come visit me.

    Have a great day.

  13. Oh my gosh! What is not to like! Thanks for linking this up at!

  14. Wow! That looks tasty. It would be fun to make this for our next birthday party.

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse

  15. Delish! Yummy Chocolatey goodness. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  16. Featured you tonight!!

  17. I want it soooo bad. YUMMY! I am your newest follower via Crystal's Mommy Club Linky.

  18. wow! looks like a very yummy cake :) Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Yum and double Yum! My birthday is March 20th.. so if you feel like making one for me that would be great! Just kidding.. can't wait to try this decadent delight! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  20. Heavenly!
    Thanks for sharing this at our Playdate at Beneath the Rowan Tree~ I am featuring it this week, so come on over and snag a 'featured' button!

  21. Here from Jam Hands - I love this dessert & make it frequently :o) Since our family is currently just me and my guy, I make a smaller batch using a high-walled round spring-form pan. That way, I can use the pan to make the brownies & then return the brownies + ice cream to the same pan for assembly. Cover the top with foil or parchment, & stick in the freezer until I want to serve & voila! Easy peasy.

  22. Oh my gosh! My mouth is drooling! This looks SO GOOD!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  23. Oh wow that looks sinful and good.
    Thanks for sharing at Bacon time.

  24. I think I just gained 5lbs. just reading this! Looks so yummy....thaks for sharing. I will have to try this one.

  25. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing. This looks so yummy! I am featuring this tomorrow:>


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