Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Brain Freeze Cake

I've been asked for the cake recipe that I made for Muffin's birthday. It's really easy, but looks impressive - so it's a winning combination!

First of all... you will need a bowl - My bowl was rather large and the pieces were huge... so perhaps a shorter bowl would be better. You will need:

  • 2 or 3 flavors of ice cream
  • Swiss rolls - 24
  • chocolate syrup
  • chocolate Rolos or other type candy
If you can find these Swiss Rolls not dipped in chocolate - it would be much easier! I used 3 boxes, or 36 of them, cut in 4's. However, I would suggest cutting them into 5's and using a smaller bowl. So 2 boxes should do you. (Warning - do not read ingredients... I didn't even look, and I suggest you don't either. Good thing birthdays only come around once a year!! ;)

After you cut the rolls, line your bowl with plastic wrap and start to lay out your rolls. 

Until your bowl is completely lined with rolls. 
Cover and put in the freezer for one hour.

Take your first layer of ice cream out of the freezer and let soften for 15 mins. 
Spread a layer of ice cream over your rolls. 
Insert your chocolate candies. 
Cover and stick back in freezer for 1 hour.

Allow your second ice cream to soften for 15 mins, and spread on top of the first layer. 
Drizzle chocolate sauce over this layer. It ends up just running to the bottom of the your hole - which is fine. 
Cover and freeze for an hour.

Fill the remaining space with your last flavor of ice cream. 
Cover and freeze. 
Invert bowl over top of plate allow to soften for a few minutes before serving. 

This cake can last months in the freezer if properly wrapped. 


Mary said...


Candice said...

That is amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I just need to find an occasion to make one...