Happy Birthday to me!
I learned many years ago, if you don’t want to be upset about the birthday cake you receive, it is best to just make your own. I love frosting on cake but I have a very particular love of only a certain kind of buttercream frosting. It has to be more sugar than butter. Who gets me? So the past few years, my mom has tried her best to get me a beautiful birthday cake. And while they have been beautiful, the frosting is all wrong. And I can’t hide my disdain (oops). After this years debacle, I suggested an ice cream cake for next year. I would have brought this one when I saw my family, but 6 hours in a car with an ice cream cake didn’t really seem like the smartest move.
Those of you who know me well, know how much I love ice cream. So you may be surprised by this coffee ice cream cake, when I am too a fault, loyal to chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. But hey, when I am featuring coffee on my blog, you better believe I am all in with a coffee everything. The one thing I didn’t quite think through was eating all of those espresso beans at night. Probably not one of my greatest ideas.
Coffee Ice Cream Cake
Why choose between ice cream and cake on your birthday? You deserve both!
- 1 brownie recipe
- 1 pint coffee ice cream
- chocolate covered espresso beans
Make the brownie according to the recipe. I made my brownie in a 9"x9" round. After it cooled. I traced the bottom of 7" springform pan and then placed the brownie circle in the pan.
Let the coffee ice cream cake sit out for 10 to 15 minutes.
When it is soft, dump the ice cream, on the brown in the springform pan. Smooth until the ice cream reaches the top of the pan. You will probably not need the entire pint.
If you choose. Add the chocolate covered espresso beans in a circular pattern on top of the ice cream.
Put the cake back into the freezer for at least an hour to firm up.
I used Sally's Brownie Recipe:https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/04/30/chewy-fudgy-homemade-brownies/ (no frosting). I made it in a 9x9" square and then cut the brownie to fit into my 7" round. That also means lot of extra brownie pieces!
This year has been pretty great, if I do say so myself. I have a lot of special people to thank for making this year one for the books. To my friends and family, I am forever grateful. Lastly, a special thank you to all my blog readers! The fact that you read my blog is the greatest gift and I hope you continue to do so in the coming year. Here’s to the last year of my 20s. With the best people by my side, I know it will be even better than the last.
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