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A dense mud cake base, a thin layer of rich chocolate ganache and topped with a creamy cookies n cream ice cream makes this a 3 layered killer dessert.
“Summer… Sun… Weekend… Party…Comfort Food”
Can you hear this dessert whispering in your ear? This cake has to be the ultimate fix for ‘I have worked so hard this week’, or ‘this has been a shocking week (or day!)’. Let this little decadent delight brighten your day.
I am not ashamed to say that this regularly lives (for short periods of time… before it is devoured) in my freezer. On those days, Saturday night movie munchies or when you just feel like impressing last minute visitors with a ‘this is something I just whipped up’… this is the baby for you.
3 layers- oh yeah, that’s right. Count ‘em, three layers of pure deliciousness:
A sweet mud cake base, a layer of rich chocolate ganache and topped with the easiest, creamy cookies and cream ice cream.
This cake, like most good recipes, was born out of, ‘I have a bit of this, a bit of that and I need to use that… yep, I can make something from this’. As a nocturnal cake maker with my business, when creating carved cakes, I often am left with scraps of cake that I am not sure what to do with; there is only so much cake you can eat. I think ‘Death by Chocolate’ may actually be legit.
I know a lot of people are thinking, left over cake- are you serious? My family devours it before it gets past day 2. I get that- save some, make a double batch or take advantage of the older cake sales at the bakery. This is perfect to use up that cake that is not so fresh anymore.
Now a-days it is so easy to pick up pre made mud cakes at the supermarket or, even better you could experiment with different flavoured left over cake you have at home. Hmm… I just got some new ideas; banana caramel ice cream cake anyone?!
Do you have a favourite recipe or tip to use up left over cake? Or perhaps a favourite ice cream cake combo?
I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment below!