Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ultimate Summertime Dessert

The featured dessert in Southern Living August 2011 Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake had me salivating and wanting to try it immediately. The photo is to the left and what a beautiful looking dessert it is. The link to the recipe is...
The practical part of me thought wow this is such an enormous cake for two people. Perhaps I should save the recipe for a special occasion where there are many people to enjoy it . After carefully dissecting the recipe I thought of way to make it more manageable and still have the same flavor. See what you think of my idea and maybe you will find it helpful.
Modified Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Make Devil's Food Cake Batter (recipe below) or use a prepared Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • Mix butter and sugar beat until creamy
  • Add egg beating just till well blended
  • Beat in vanilla
  • Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda
  • Add to butter mixture alternately with coffee, beat until well blended
  • Stir in vinegar
  • Bake in 2 greased cake pans at 350 check at 15 minutes
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes-invert to cool on a wire rack
  • Freeze one cake layer for another time
Chocolate Ganache
Microwave 1- 4 0z. baking chocolate bar chopped and 4 TB. whipping cream for a minute stirring at 30 second intervals
Stir in 2 TB. Kahlua-may need additional cream for right consistency
To Serve
On top of one cake slice add one scoop mint chocolate chip ice- cream-drizzle ganache over the top of ice-cream scoop
But if you are feeling adventuresome and have the right occasion follow the link for the complete recipe

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