If my cake was a t-shirt, it would say: "I tried to make a Chocolated Banded Ice Cream Torte and all I got was this lousy soupy stuff".
I had a hell of a time making this "cake". I decided to make mini cakes, because, frankly, if I see one more recipe that calls for almost two sticks of butter again, I'll.... well, I don't know what I'd do. All of my threats would be idle. I'd still make her food. I don't really eat it except to taste it(WILLPOWER!). And I'm not going to throw out my book, so I'll shut up. But come on! Dorie gives Paula Deen a run for her money! And Paula drank butter on camera once. She just melted a stick of butter and drank some out of the bowl! FOR REALS!
Since my freezer is incapable of staying cold for more than 3 minutes at a time, all of my molds melted. Then the chocolate ganace melted. All I could salvage was one melty little cake. Seriously, this cake looks like the lopsided cake that Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather from Sleeping Beauty made her when they tried not to use magic and they had to hold it up with a broom.
I used Haagen Daz Dulce du Leche frozen yogurt (I'm trying to bring down the calories somehow, even though this fro yo is high in calories) and made a chocolate streusel topping that tastes like the crunchies in a Carvel Ice Cream Cake (the best part!). I almost ate all of them before they went on the cake.
For the small serving of streusel I used:
- 6 TBSP Flour
- 1 TBSP Cocoa Powder
- 2 TBSP Butter
- 2 TBSP Sugar
When it comes down to it, this was awesome and
hard, annoying, a pain in the --- not fun to make. It's ice cream cake! It's worth some pain. Some disturbing news, however: my boyfriend just told me he doens't like ice cream cake. He doesn't like ice cream cake, he doesn't like the 80's, and he doesn't like video games (I asked him for a Nintendo Wii for my birthday, and yes, I may be too old for video games but I don't care). I think it's time for us to break up now (kidding, love you!).
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PAULA DEEN DRANK BUTTER!