Aug
22
Pinterest Fail, Sort of
Posted by Blessed Mom in Food

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!

One Comment on "Pinterest Fail, Sort of"

  1. Oh it does sound like a fun easy recipe to try. I’m sorry it wasn’t as great as you thought it would be. I always try new recipes for company too! :)

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