This Brownie Ice cream Layer Cake is a bit of a birthday treat, well for the people that came to the birthday dinner anyway. Over the years we have had all kinds of cake for Skater’s birthday. The sad thing is that he’s not really excited by cake.
As we have gone along the years , the more he becomes disinterested in eating cake the more I love it. Ahem, I can’t eat it all myself, but sometimes I try.
This cake is inspired by a blog I have been pouring over. Life Love and Sugar . Lindsay loves sugar and I feel certain we would be friends if I lived in the US. Her blog is full of incrediblly perfect looking cakes. There is no sugar free or low fat anything on there and that’s part of the reason I love it. It takes me back to the great days of baking when no one really cared about free of anything.
I have used her cream cheese ice cream recipe and you will be amazed at how this tastes. It’s a bit of a revelation. I make a lot of ice cream and I don’t have an ice cream machine, but I have never made it with these ingredients. It’s very rich but it is light and creamy.
- 175 gm butter
- 175 gm dark chocolate 70%
- 3 whole eggs
- 250 gm sugar caster 1 1/4 cups
- 40 gm dark cocoa powder 1/2 cup
- 200 gm almond meal 1 cup
- 500 gm cream cheese softened
- 90 gm icing sugar 1/4 cup
- 50 ml milk 1/4 cup
- 500 ml thickened cream or whipping cream
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 500 gm strawberries 2 punnets
- 200 gm blueberries punnet
- 200 gm dark chocolate with Strawberry pieces
- 2 Tablespooons raspberry powder
- 250 ml cream whipped
- 200 gm praline crushed
The Brownie layers: This recipe will make two layers. If you want a four layer cake as pictured you will need to make this recipe twice. It is better to make it twice rather than double it.