So Valentine's Day went well for everyone right? I saw all of the posts of lovely baked goods. I baked. I did not post. But now I shall post all of the food and baked goods I made!
This past weekend was Brian's birthday and I decided to grant him a wish and bake for him a chocolate mocha ice cream cake. Birthdays are funny when you get older, I don't know seems like the older we get the less focused we are on how old we will be. So a few months ago he...out of the blue just said "You know for my birthday you should bake me a chocolate cake, no chocolate cake with mocha ice cream." "You mean an ice-cream cake?" "Yeah!" Thus this cake has been in the works for a while. It was exciting to make because I've never even imagined this cake could be made at home without any special baking machine or something! It was messy and delicious, very chocolatey and rich perfect birthday cake! Love Duncan Hines!!
**You will need a 9" springform pan for this recipe
**Also I will like to thank Emily for helping me out with some urgent questions about making ice cream cakes!! Thank you so much Emily you're awesome!
|Sexy Cake...what isn't sexy when there's chocolate, ice cream, and Nutella involved!|
Sexy Chocolate Mocha Ice Cream Birthday Cake
- 2 boxes of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
- 1 1/3 cups water x 2 (because there are 2 boxes)
- 1/2 cup of oil x 2 " "
- 3 eggs x 2 " "
- 1 jar of Nutella
- Pecan halves
- 3 cups coffee ice cream
- 3 cups chocolate ice cream
Once your cake has finished baking. It's time to make the second half of the cake. Now I was not able to find actual Mocha ice-cream so I made it myself by combining coffee ice cream and chocolate ice cream...yeeeaaah!
|Before you scoop the ice cream make sure to leave it our for 10-15 minutes until soft.|
When you take it out it will be very, very frozen! I immediately spread the Nutella instead of frosting, and then topped with pecan halves. I put the cake back in the freezer after I finished spreading and adding the pecans.
|I don't know about you but this to me is the definition of Chocolate Cake|
Towards the end since the heater was on because it's cold here in Texas the ice-cream began to melt a little faster than expected.