Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Paige is back in Green Bay for the summer.  Her birthday was last weekend and we decided to celebrate on Pizza Friday.  Her request was a macaroni and cheese pizza and this cake.  We also had an olive salad and ham pizza, sausage pizza and plain cheese pizza.

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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Start with –
Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Directions

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2.  Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Ok, now comes the fun part.  I bought a gallon of strawberry ice cream. I took the ice cream out of the freezer to get soft.  I put in a bowl and stirred until it was soft enough to spread on the cake.  I used my springform pan for this part of the process.  I sliced the top of each cake so it was flat. I placed the first layer down and topped with half of the softened ice cream.  I placed the second layer on top of the ice cream and topped that layer with ice cream.

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 I then covered loosely with aluminum foil and put in the freezer overnight.

Next morning, I took a pint of strawberry ice cream and 2 cups of cool whip.  I mixed this together and frosted the cake. 051713 011 I once again loosely covered with foil and put back in the freezer until we were ready to celebrate that evening.

We had a great Pizza Friday celebrating Paige’s Birthday.  051713 014  There were more people but this was one of the only pictures we took.  Eric holding Scrappy, Rachel, Ryan, Paige and Lily.  Paige loved her cake and so did everyone else! 051713 019 Happy Birthday Paige!!

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