Ice-Cream Sandwich Cake

I have a coconut that does not like cake. Last year, I just bought a tub of ice-cream and stuck candles in it. I thought that even though that’s what he wanted, it just didn’t look right. Lucky for me, he loves ice-cream sandwiches. Lucky for me, I found a recipe for an ice-cream sandwich cake. Lucky for me, he invited me to his birthday so that I could have some of that ice-cream sandwich cake.

Soooooo, because I made this cake as soon as I returned from the grocery store, some of the items were a little melty, which caused me to snap pictures in a hurry. I should redo the cake and take better pictures, but I don’t think my hips can afford any more calories.

So here’s what you’ll need: COOL WHIP, FUDGE SAUCE, OREO COOKIES, CHOCOLATE PUDDING MIX, 12 ICE-CREAM SANDWICH BARS. Just make sure they aren’t melting.

You are going to need to crush your oreo cookies. Now I took some creative license on the cookie part because, I just plain forgot that I even needed cookies. Lucky for me, my hubby had a hankering for some fudge cookies, so I just crushed that instead. Also, the pudding is supposed to be chocolate as well. I forgot the recipe needed pudding. I only had vanilla pudding in my pantry, so I used that instead. It’s your choice. You can either be like me or don’t be like me.

While you figure out which way in life your going to go, take all your ingredients pictured above and throw them into a big bowl and mix.

Like this.

Lay down your first layer of ice-cream sandwiches with four bars. Hopefully your bars won’t complain that they’re touching each other.

Then just spoon half your fudge sauce on this first layer.

Repeat with another layer of bars, then fudge sauce, then bars.

Grab the rest of your cool whip, and cover your whole creation with it.

Just like this.

If your cool whip is NOT melting, it won’t look like this. It will look better.

Wrap up the sides with foil. You want to wrap just enough to hold its shape. Quickly throw it in the freezer, then go do laundry, have lunch, take a nap, watch Roots, whatever will help you pass at least 4 hours by. This cake needs to be in the freezer for at least this long to be frozen and firm.

Voila! One cake for an ice-cream lover. Lucky you.

 

ICE-CREAM SANDWICH CAKE

12 ice-cream sandwich bars (frozen)                        1/2 cup of warmed fudge sauce

1 tub of cool whip                                                          8 oreo cookies, crushed

1 pkg of chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding Mix

Mix 1 cup of the cool whip with the fudge sauce, oreo cookies and pudding mix. Here’s how the rest of your cake will go: 1st layer – 4 ice-cream sandwich bars, 2nd layer – half of the fudge sauce mix, 3rd layer – 4 ice-cream sandwich bars, 4th layer – rest of fudge sauce mix, 5th layer – 4 ice-cream sandwich bars. Take the rest of your cool whip and slather the whole cake with it. If your cool whip is firm enough, you could just stick the whole thing in your freezer. Otherwise, use the foil to bring up the sides (see the picture above ) to help it keep it’s shape and then quickly put it the freezer to set. Keep it in the freezer for at least 4 hours. When the cake is set, cut a slice and enjoy!

Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Yesterday, I was in a bind. My son wanted double chocolate chip cookies to give to his classmates for his birthday. The problem: I didn’t have any cocoa powder and I didn’t have a car. What was  a girl to do? I delved into my pantry hoping that by some miracle, I would have what I needed. Enter the Devil’s Food Cake Mix. Kind of ironic, don’t you think. I had never made cookies out of cake mix, but had heard rumors that it was possible. I searched for a recipe, found this one from kirbiecravings.com, and got to work.

Here’s what you will need: OIL, CAKE MIX (ANY CHOCOLATE TYPE WILL DO), AND EGGS. Love these kinds of recipes.

Use a spoon to mix because the cookie dough is always thick.

Once you’ve got it to the desired thickness, and you feel the need to amp up your chocolate meter to insane, add your chocolate chips.

Mix these babies well.

Once they’re mixed well, get a spoon or one of these fancy-fangled cookie scoopers, and start scooping them onto your cookie sheet.

I’ve never owned one of these things till recently. If you’ve ever thought of buying one, I definitely recommend it. For these cookies, I actually double-scooped it, just to make them bigger. The kids in Hawaii are bigger in stature than most. When you’re all done, put them in the oven at 350 and bake for 12 minutes.

They will look soft when you first take them out, like they’re not done, but they are. Once they cool off, they will firm up and look more like they’re cooked.

If you are not suffering from a chocolate attack, and are willing to share, then pack them up and hand them out to the neighborhood kids. They’ll elect you president if you do.

 

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX COOKIES

Difficulty: Soooo Easy                     Prep Time: 5 minutes                   Cook Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 36 cookies

1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix                               1/3 cup and 1 Tbsp oil

2 eggs                                                                       1 cup chocolate chips

Mix all the ingredients together, except chocolate chips. If your dough is too thick, add a little more oil till you have your desired thickness. Next, add chocolate chips. Combine it well. Form into one inch balls and set on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart from each other. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Take them out of them oven, let them cool and eat.