March 16, 2012

Mint and Chocolate Ice Cream Cake


By now you must be like: WOW and ice cream cake. That's how my sister was when she saw this cake we even had a "minor" discussion just because she wanted to eat it right away but I wanted to take my pictures, she got mad but at the end I gave her a big piece of cake and then everything was ok, but the best part about this cake is that it can be in the freezer for weeks and now she will always have dessert waiting for her (but I doubt it'll last, not even 3 days)

- 1 1/3 c. of unsalted butter, softened
- 3 1/2 c. of sugar
- 6 eggs
- 4 c. of flour
- 1 c. of cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 3 c. of plain unsweetened yogurth
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla

1. Grease 2 cake molds. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Stir in sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda alternating with yogurth. Pour mixture into molds and bake them for 30 minutes at 350°F.


2. Make this chocolate frosting and add 1 teaspoon of mint extract. Have in hand 1 pint of softened mint and chocolate ice cream and vanilla bean ice cream. Slice each cake in half so that you will have 4 cakes, with the help of a pastry bag filled with frosting, cover the edge of the cake and then scoop 1 big ball of ice cream, spread it and freeze if necessary, continue with the other 3 layers alternating with vanilla ice cream.


3. With the remaining frosting cover the cake with a thin layer, refrigerate and then cover it with a second layer, decorate with chocolates and a mint leaf.



And now for the slice...


Happy St. Patrick's day!

26 comments:

  1. My daughter loves ice cream cakes! This is lovely.

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  2. What a delectable cake! And beautiful! I would be very impatient too! A cake like this is hard to stay away from. So irresistible.

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    1. Yes, she was really making me angry but the cake was delicious

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  3. Esta super rico y la combinaci├│n con el helado mucho mas delicioso! Apenas un postre digno para este calor!

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    1. obviamente, además con helado hecho en casa!

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  4. What a beautiful cake, and I can't blame your sweet sister for being impatient. This looks and sounds amazing. Chocolate and mint is one of my fav flavor combos.

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    1. It is now one of my favorite flavor combos too

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  5. This looks crazy good!! You're so creative!

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  6. Beautiful! I want this cake. Great photos too. I had the hardest time photographing an ice cream cake recently. :)

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    1. I also had a hard time but I put it in the freezer for a while and everything went out great

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  7. Those photos are so gorgeous! Well done :)

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  8. LOL! I'll be like your sister when I see this cake! I want this NOW! Looks so beautiful and awesome!

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    1. When I got to try it I went all crazy and I understood why my sister was all desperate to try it

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  9. Oh what a delicious looking cake! I love chocolate and mint together. I cream cakes were all the rage when I was growing up...really miss it and this cake brings back fond memories.

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    1. it's funny that I've never tried an ice cream cake before but it made me feel like a young girl again

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  10. I am DEFINITELY wowing this ice cream cake also! Not only because it looks and sounds DELICIOUS...but because it's layered. For real. you got SKILLZ girl!

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    1. thank you Joanne! it was really delicious

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  11. wow...what a gorgeous ice cream cake....bookmarked !

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  12. I think you have just hit chocolate and mint heaven! Wow is right!

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  13. This is an absolutely beautiful cake -- and I'm sure incredibly delicious! love it!

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  14. This sounds wonderful. I like the ice cream in between the layers. I don't think it would last one day in our house. Absolutely yummy!

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  15. WOW is definitely right!!! This looks amazing. Ice cream cake is my favorite!

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  16. Omg this cake is so pretty! If I ever got mine to look anywhere near as good as yours I'm not sure I could bring myself to eat it... well... maybe!

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  17. Wow, that cake looks beautiful and is probably all kinds of delicious. Chocolate *and* mint *and* ice cream. ahhhhhh!

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