August: Potlucks!

August Theme: Potlucks. What do you take with you?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Brownie Ice-cream Birthday Cake

Okay, so this isn't really a made up recipe, it's just a thrown together medley of existing recipes. It's the only thing I've really invented. It's Mike's favorite thing to have for his birthday, and I always have to use peanut butter cup ice-cream and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
1 family size brownie mix
oil, water, and eggs asked for on the brownie mix box
Your favorite ice-cream
Aerosol whipped cream (optional)
Crumbled candy bars to match ice-cream (optional)
Frosting ingredients:
½ c. butter (and it's so much better with real butter!)
3 Tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp milk
2 ½ cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven according to brownie directions. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans and line with wax paper. Prepare brownie mix according to directions for cake-like brownies (in most mixes, you just add an extra egg). Split batter between the cake pans and bake until done. Let cool for a few minutes and then remove from pan to finish cooling on a rack.
Soften the ice-cream by leaving it on the counter for 30ish minutes. When brownies are cool, create a layer of ice-cream between the two brownie layers. Then prepare the frosting:
Boil the butter, cocoa and milk and pour over sugar. Add some vanilla and beat well. While still warm, pour over the brownies, letting the frosting run down the sides. At this point you can serve it immediately, you can put the whole thing in the freezer to save for later, or you can garnish with whipped cream and crumbled candy bars and serve it.
I really ought to post a healthy recipe once and a while . . .


Jennifer said...

Kirsten, this looks FANTASTIC! I can't wait to try it. MY mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Porter Family said...

You don't have to post healthy stuff. Leave that to the vegans. Keep your yummy stuff coming!!