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Ever eat a delicious ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins? Make your own!

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

What You Need

  • Time!
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Baking utensils
  • Mixer or hand mixer
  • Cake decorating utensils
  • Cake ingredients
  • Buttercream frosting ingredients
  • Cake filling ingredients
  • Food coloring
  • Cardboard
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking dish
  • Ice cream!!!

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cultured butter, unsalted (if you can't find unsalted then omit the salt from recipe.)
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 Eggs

Filling Ingredients

  • 10 oreos
  • 1/2 cup fudge

Frosting Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cultered butter, unsalted (omit salt if unsalted can't be found)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • Ice Cream

    • At least 3 pints of your favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream. Buy it from your grocery store or straight from the store. If you don't have a Baskin Robbins, then just choose your favorite ice cream!
    • About 1 quart of vanilla or chocolate ice cream for the cake icing.
  • Step 2: Make Your Cake

    Cake Tools

    • 8x8 inch square baking dish
    • Parchment paper
    • Mixing bowl
    • Mixing utensils
    • Heavy sauce pan
    • Cutting board
    • Knife
    • Small bowl
    • Whisk or fork
    • Rubber spatula
    • Cooking spray
    • Gallon size freezer bag

    Cake Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 3/4 cup cultured butter, unsalted (if you can't find unsalted then omit the salt from recipe.)
    • 1 cup coffee
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
    • 3 Eggs

    Bake Cake

    1. Prepare baking dish by lining with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray
    2. Preheat oven to 325°F
    3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in mixing bowl
    4. Chop 4 oz of baking chocolate
    5. Mix wet ingredients. Heat chocolate and butter in heavy sauce pan on low heat. Once mixed, remove from heat and add whisked eggs and coffee.
    6. Pour wet ingredients in with dry and stir together
    7. Add sugar to mixture
    8. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish
    9. If you have leftovers make cupcakes
    10. Put in oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Only cook cupcakes for 20 minutes.
    11. Remove from oven and let cool
    12. Once completely cooled remove from baking dish and pull away parchment paper. Place cake in ziploc bag and seal.
    13. Put in refrigerator overnight.

    Step 3: Form Ice Cream

    • Prepare ice cream bt removing from freezer. Let sit for 10ish minutes until soft.
    • While icecream softens, prepare the same baking dish with more parchment paper.
    • Pour soft ice cream into baking dish.
    • Cover with plastic wrap.
    • Keep in freezer overnight.

    Step 4: Make Cardboard Platform

    You can either buy a premade cake platform, or if you are cheap like me just cut a piece of cardboard off a box and cover in parchment paper taping it to the backside.

    Step 5: Shape Your Cake

    • The next day, take the cake out of the fridge and using a serrated bread knife cut the round top off and straighten the sides.
    • Take your cake platform and fudge and spread some fudge on the platform a little smaller than the size of the cake.
    • Place your cake on top.
    • Put your cake in the freezer while preparing to make the filling.

    Step 6: Make Cake Filling

    • Put 10 oreos in a plastic bag and think of something that irks you, then using a mallet smash your oreos until all crunched up.
    • Pour oreos into a small mixing bowl.
    • Add 1/2 cup of fudge and stir together.
    • Take cake out of the freezer and spread on top.

    Step 7: Top Cake With Ice Cream

    • Take your ice cream out of the freezer.
    • Pull out of baking dish and peel off parchment paper making sure you get all of it.
    • Set on top of cake and cake filling.
    • Using a knife cut the ice cream to the same square shape as the cake.
    • Save excess ice cream and enjoy a treat!
    • Put back in freezer for at leasr 2 hrs, the longer the better.

    Step 8: Make Buttercream Frosting

    Frosting Ingredients
    • 3/4 cup cultured butter, unsalted (omit salt if unsalted can't be found)
    • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
    • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp milk
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
    1. Mix softened butter and shortening in mixing bowl for 10 minutes until butter and shortening are creamed together.
    2. Add vanilla, salt, corn syrup, and milk and mix together.
    3. Add sifted powdered sugar and mix on high for at least 8 minutes. Frosting will begin to thicken and get fluffy.
    4. Place frosting in a covered bowl and let all the flavors mix together in the fridge overnight.

    Step 9: Frost Cake With Vanilla Ice Cream

    • Take your vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream out of the freezer and move to the fridge.
    • Once ice cream is soft removed cake from freezer and put ice cream icing in a mixing bowl.
    • Stir ice cream until it reaches about a soft serve ice cream consistency.
    • Pour over cake and spread on sides.
    • You will need to work fast because your icing will be melting at the same time.
    • Once cake is completely covered and you are happy with the way it looks clean the ice cream off the parchment paper with a clean damp towel.
    • Place back in freezer overnight.

    Step 10: Color Your Buttercream

    • Remove buttercream from fridge and let sit for a few hours to soften.
    • Separate some your buttercream into bowls and make your desired colors with food coloring.
    • Leave some white for cake border.

    Step 11: Decorate Your Cake

    Decorate your cake however you want!

    • Decorate your cake according to your own desires and abilities. Unsure of how to do some cake decorating tricks? Find some videos and practice with your frosting on a piece of parchment paper. You can scoop up your frosting from the paper and put it back into your tubing bag.
    • Once you feel comfortable and confident get your cake out of the freezer and begin decorating.
    • I did a basic shell border of white on top and bottom and rainbow roses on top. I show a video of how to make a rose.
    • Make sure you put the cake back in the freezer between decorating steps otherwise it will begin to melt and the frosting will slide off.
    • I put the cake in the freezer between every rose I made and the borders.
    • Once you are happy with your decorations, freeze cake for a few hours before eating.

    Throw a party, invite all your friends, and impress them with your ice cream cake making skills!

    How many eggs? You didn't put them in the list! :o
    Correction, 3 eggs. I just looked at my recipe card.
    Oh my! I can't believe I forgot! Two eggs. I will fix it. Thanks for letting me know!
    <p>Thanks you for sharing this Baskin and Robins Ice cream Cake! It looks delicious and your pictures are beautiful~ Have a safe and happy spring~</p><p>sunshiine~</p>
    <p>Wow, nice, looks great!</p>
    <p>Very nicely done!</p>
    Nice 1
    <p>well done! Beautiful job</p>
    Thank you!
    <p>This is fantastic! Those flowers are spot on :D</p>
    Thanks!

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