Thursday, May 6, 2010

choco pb ice cream cake

When our soon-to-turn-two-year-old asked for "chocolate milk cake" for his upcoming birthday, a friend suggested an ice cream cake.

It was meant to be.

I went a step further in my imagination, adding peanut butter to the mix, and then just did a quick online search for chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake. After finding this one from Eggs on Sunday, I knew I had to go for it, so I did!

Starting with a dark chocolate cookie/butter base, Breyer's chocolate ice cream blended with chopped peanut butter cups for a middle, smothered in a 60% cacao chips and heavy cream ganache, and then topped with more chopped peanut butter cups, this cake is really a once-a-year treat. But hey, if it's birthday time, indulge!

(Helpful hint: Slice the cake when it's fresh out of the freezer--if you wait too long, the middle gets squishy and the ganache stays firm, which make for a messy piece of cake.)

And our third child enjoyed it, too...

9 comments:

K and S said...

Happy Birthday! what an amazing looking cake!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

K and S, thanks! I'll pass on the birthday wishes to the little bean.

Margot said...

What a beautiful cake!! I'm sure it was delicious too... :)

Margot said...

What a beautiful cake!!
I will be making one this month and two in July, my daughter will be5, so I'm looking for inspirations :)

Cate said...

2! well that makes me sorry to have written about all of those 2-year-old tantrums we had at our house. perhaps his time in japan is so deeply ingrained that he won't do the american 2's. japanese children seemed so much better behaved.

do you have leftovers of that cake? it's beautiful, and peanut butter is the best food on the planet. mmmm.

abigail, would you want to guest blog again? one day soon?

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Cate, sure, just let me know more about it!

And no worries about writing about tantrums--been there, done that! And J already started when he was 1 so hopefully we'll get them finished quicker than M did.

Julie in Japan said...

Looks amazing, Abigail!! How does it compare to the tofu pie?

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Julie, it's a lot sweeter than the tofu pie but I like them both in different ways! The tofu pie is pretty creamy and I like that it also has a hint of saltiness from the peanut butter.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

My monkeys would love this cake- I only recently started buying chocolate milk for them and now I buy it for US! I love it in my coffee-
Very happy to have found your blog!