A Mini Birthday Celebration| German Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

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The month of August is a busy month in our house. Jay, Em and I all celebrate our birthdays one week after another. It's a fun, and often chaotic time, but we love it, and wouldn't change it if we could. Today I turn 25. Derek and I will be going out to dinner tonight when he gets home from work, but that meant that I wouldn't get to celebrate with the kids. I didn't want them to miss out on singing happy birthday to me, or getting to eat more cake (because we haven't had enough this month), so this morning before nap time we threw a little birthday party to celebrate my big 2-5!





This really looks like such an elaborate celebration, but I luckily had all the decorations stashed away in our party drawer, and put them up in a matter of ten minutes. I also whipped together some of my favorite one bowl chocolate cake to use as a base for this German Chocolate Curious Creamery Ice Cream cake. I've tried making ice cream cakes in the past, but they've always been super tricky. If you use already made ice cream, it means you have to wait long enough for it to thaw before you can spread it, and then you worry about the weight deflating the base, so many variables. I love that the curious creamery mixes are just whipped together with a hand mixer, 16oz  of heavy whipping cream, the mix, and a little bit of sugar. The mixture is so light and fluffy that it easily spreads on top before going in the freezer for a few hours to harden. I then topped the cake with a jar of coconut peacan icing, and some more sweetened shredded coconut, and it was amazing.




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Chocolate Cake Recipe
Ingredients: 
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Directions: 
Preheat the oven to 350° Grease ad flour two 9 inch cake pans (I put half the batter in one 9 inch spring pan for the ice cream cake, and the other half in anther 9 inch round cake pan).

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, and then add in the wet, and mix together for two minutes. Distribute the batter between the two pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

Once the cakes are out of the oven and cooled, prepare your Curious Creamery Cake Mix according to the box directions, and spread it ontop of your cake that is in the spring form pan. Put it in the freezer to harden for 2-6 hours, and then top with desired toppings or frosting. 



2 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing the complete recipe. It looks like very easy and delicious. This is the ideal birthday celebration party of the dearest ones. I am a very interested in making cakes. Keep posting recipes of varieties of cakes.
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  2. Looks great! Good job! The only thing that would make it tastier is cooking with your beloved one. Or, if you are still single, cooking with a live webcam xxx free turned on! It will stuff your cake with positive vibrations!

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