Several months ago I found a recipe on Pinterest for Melted Ice Cream Cake. I love ice cream and cake, so this sounded good. It also sounded so easy!
The recipe calls for 1 pint of ice cream (any flavor), 1 box of cake mix (any flavor), and three eggs. This I could handle! I planned to make it for company Saturday night but as I read the recipe again I saw that the blogger mentioned many people not having success with it. She said to leave the ice cream out until it was completely melted and not cold at all. I didn’t have time for that. We had brownies instead.
Last night my man’s boss and his family came over for dessert. I decided to try it. I bought coffee ice cream and yellow cake mix. The ice cream sat out for several hours. It was completely melted when I added it to the cake mix and eggs. After beating it for two minutes I put it in a bundt pan in a 350-degree oven for 47 minutes.
Since the recipe failed for so many people I didn’t take it out early. I wanted to make sure it was cooked through. I think I should’ve taken it out a little sooner. The cake ended up dry, which I think was because it was overcooked. It smelled good, though! When I took the cake out of the pan a little piece broke off, so I tried it. I couldn’t taste any coffee flavor!
The recipe included a glaze to put on top. I thought about Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls with the maple/coffee icing. I made the glaze (2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla) and added about 1/4 teaspoon of maple flavoring. The glaze added some flavor without overpowering the cake.
We served it with ice cream and/or whipped cream. I enjoyed mine with whipped cream. The cake was good, not great. Would I make it again? Maybe. I’d love to try it with another ice cream flavor, maybe even adding some extra flavoring. Maybe I could add a little less ice cream and some brewed coffee?
Or maybe I’ll just find another new recipe to try.
It looked pretty, though!