Anyway, Hubby was planning to be away from home, on a canoe camping trip, on his birthday this year, and we had a gift for Hubby that we knew he would want to use on the trip, so we decided to surprise him with an early birthday celebration.
|The birthday boy enjoying his present|
Huh. Not a very special treat for a birthday.
So I had to specialisize it. (Yes, I know specialisize is not a real word)
Introducing the yummy, the delicious, the delectable...
Ice Cream Sundae Cake!It's a cake! It's ice cream! It's a sundae! It is so good.
Here's what I did:
- First I added some melted butter (or margarine) to oreo cookie crumbs, and pressed them into the bottom of my 9" springform pan.
- Next, I sliced a couple of bananas and layered them in the pan, drizzling liberally with caramel sauce. I covered that with a layer of chocolate ice cream, then stuck it in the freezer for a bit to solidify.
- The next step was to layer fresh sliced strawberries over the chocolate ice cream--you could use strawberry jam instead if you prefer.
- Over the strawberries, I drizzled hot fudge sauce that I had heated just a little bit to make it pourable, and sprinkled on some chopped dry roasted peanuts.
- On top of all that yummy goodness, I spread some vanilla ice cream, and stuck the whole thing in the freezer for about 4 hours to get good and solid.
- Just before serving, I decorated the top with rediwhip and maraschino cherries. Oh, and candles.
That's just what I did, of course! Feel free to accessorize your ice cream sundae cake however you want. Add more or different flavors of ice cream, like strawberry or cookies & cream. Add more or different topping choices, like creme de menthe, toffee, or pineapple topping. Sprinkle those oreo crumbs on the top. You can even (gasp!) leave the candles off.