Meet your weekend plans. Or, if we’re beingness honest, your plans for the repose of the summer. Because this volition live ALL yous wishing to brand together with consume from at nowadays until Labor Day! This giant Bailey’s Chocolate Ice Cream Cake is what your most indulgent summertime dreams are made of.
Let’s dig in.
What’s upwards alongside this giant Bailey’s Ice Cream Cake?
It’s a cross betwixt a giant H2O ice cream sandwich together with an H2O ice cream cake. This isn’t your store-bought H2O ice cream cake alongside the footling crunchy crumbly layers surrounding the H2O ice cream (although I know nosotros all dear those!). This is to a greater extent than similar an H2O ice cream sandwich because it’s 2 giant slabs of Bailey’s chocolate brownie surrounding a rich, creamy layer of Bailey’s H2O ice cream. So basically, it’s an enormous H2O ice cream sandwich – naming this recipe was no slow feat! I settled on Bailey’s Chocolate Ice Cream Cake because “Giant Bailey’s Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Cake” was simply likewise much.
And naturally, I had to destination this off alongside simply a impact of melted chocolate chocolate because HELLO why not. This cake is a chocolate lover’s dream! But it’s genuinely balanced out nicely because of the vanilla-based H2O ice cream. It’s a footling over the travel past times but not too over the top. Ya know?
Can nosotros instruct on board alongside this cross betwixt an H2O ice cream cake together with an H2O ice cream sandwich? Yes, nosotros absolutely tin flame – together with will. I’m going to walk yous through this step-by-step inwards the recipe together with I direct hold photos to help. I’ve fifty-fifty got instructions further downwards on how to carry this cake if yous require to practice thus for an event!
So – I’m thinking this would live the perfect fourth of July dessert. Lemme enjoin yous why.
- Ice cream-anything is perfect for summertime holidays
- This cake tin flame feed a crowd
- Is at that spot anything to a greater extent than impressive than easy-to-make 3-ingredient homemade H2O ice cream?
- Because Bailey’s is the best
- Because chocolate is also the best
- It’s an impressive recipe that is genuinely fairly slow to brand – I know yous tin flame delineate this off!
We were able to brand it from Madison to Milwaukee (a hour-and-a-half drive) for Father’s Day, on a 90-plus marking twenty-four sixty minutes catamenia WITHOUT this cake melting. It tin flame live done! Read on for my tips on making together with transporting this cake!
Perfect cake-to-party timeline together with transportation:
- Make the H2O ice cream – it takes virtually 10 minutes to whip it up. Allow at to the lowest degree 10 hours for it to freeze. So, yous tin flame brand it inwards the morning, the twenty-four sixty minutes catamenia earlier yous wishing to serve it, or yous tin flame brand it a few days ahead.
- The brownies tin flame live made the same twenty-four sixty minutes catamenia every bit the H2O ice cream, or the adjacent twenty-four sixty minutes catamenia (if making the H2O ice cream to a greater extent than than ane twenty-four sixty minutes catamenia ahead). Let cool at room temp together with and thus sandwich them alongside the frozen H2O ice cream layer. Freeze the whole affair for at to the lowest degree 4 hours, or overnight.
- If transporting the cake – job a cooler filled alongside ice. Put your H2O ice (store-bought bags of ice, ziploc bags filled alongside H2O ice from your freezer, H2O ice packs – or a combination of these volition work!) inwards the cooler virtually 20 minutes earlier leaving to start cooling it. Layer H2O ice below together with on travel past times of the cake.
- I recommend placing a pan that’s the same size every bit the pan asset the cake upside downwards over the travel past times – the edges volition trouble upwards together with the travel past times pan won’t squish the cake, but it volition travel on it rubber from whatever melting H2O ice inwards the cooler. Wrap the 2 pans together alongside plastic roll & foil together with slide into a plastic grocery pocketbook for insulation together with extra protection!
- Transfer to a freezer every bit shortly every bit yous instruct inwards at your destination! See recipe notes below for to a greater extent than tips on storing/serving the cake.
I challenge yous to brand this cake this weekend or for fourth of July! You could fifty-fifty instruct extra festive together with drizzle it alongside melted red, white together with bluish candy melts! Stick a few lit sparklers into it too! Just kidding, don’t practice that! 😉 If you’re non into Bailey’s – yous tin flame instruct out it out of the brownies, or the H2O ice cream, or both! You’ll all the same direct hold a delicious chocolate H2O ice cream cake alongside creamy vanilla H2O ice cream, together with it volition sure instruct devoured inwards no time.
Happy baking! I’m hither to assistance alongside whatever questions virtually this recipe (or whatever other recipe)! You guys got this.
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Bailey's Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
This Bailey's Chocolate Ice Cream Cake recipe is made alongside 2 layers of Bailey's-infused chocolate brownie, a rich layer of Bailey's H2O ice cream together with is topped off alongside a dainty drizzle of melted chocolate! This is the ultimate summertime dessert!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freezing Time 14 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 531 kcal
FOR THE ICE CREAM
Bailey's Irish Gaelic Cream
(14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
keep this cold
FOR THE BROWNIE LAYERS
good character black chocolate
Bailey's Irish Gaelic Cream
+ 4 tbsp granulated sugar
vegetable crude oil together with extra chocolate, melted, for topping the finished cake
A Federal Reserve annotation earlier beginning: You tin flame brand this recipe inwards 8x8 pans or 9x9 pans - but it's of import to selection ane size together with stick alongside it thus that all the layers are even.
Make the H2O ice cream: Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish alongside plastic roll (use 2 pieces - ane inwards each direction) together with laid aside.
In a modest bowl, combine the Bailey's, vanilla, together with sweetened condensed milk. Whisk together. In a large mixing bowl, add together the COLD heavy cream. Beat alongside an electrical mixer on medium-high speed constantly, until rigid peaks form. This takes 2-4 minutes. (To cheque the peaks - plow the mixer off, together with elevator it straight upwards out of the heavy cream. If peaks shape together with stand upwards on their own, it's done! See photo.) Gently scoop 1 loosely measured loving cup of the whipped heavy cream out together with add together it to the bowl alongside the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Gently flexure together. Then, add together the contents of this bowl to the large bowl together with gently flexure together alongside the repose of the whipped heavy cream. (Here's a quick video on folding, if you're non familiar alongside it!)
Pour this mixture into the prepared pan, comprehend alongside plastic wrap, together with freeze for at to the lowest degree 10 hours.
Make the brownies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 8x8 or 9x9 pans alongside nonstick spray together with and thus trouble alongside parchment paper, leaving the edges hanging over a fleck thus yous tin flame elevator the brownies out later.
Roughly chop the black chocolate together with cutting the butter into large chunks. Add to a microwave-safe bowl together with microwave inwards thirty 2nd intervals, stirring inwards between, until melted together with smooth. Stir inwards the Bailey's together with laid aside.
In a large mixing bowl, rhythm out the eggs alongside an electrical mixer until they're beaten (hah). Add the vanilla together with saccharide together with mix. By now, the melted chocolate mixture shouldn't live hot to the impact - pour it into the bowl alongside the sugar/eggs together with mix until simply combined.
Add the flour, baking powder, salt, together with cocoa pulverisation together with mix until combined, scraping sides of the bowl often. Evenly split the batter betwixt the 2 prepared pans (a kitchen scale helps hither but yous tin flame also eyeball it!) together with bake for 15-20 minutes. I recommend placing the pans adjacent to each other on ane rack inwards the oven, rather than placing ane on a rack higher upwards or below the other. This volition assistance them to bake evenly. Insert a toothpick into the centre of the brownies likewise cheque if done - the toothpick powerfulness direct hold simply about moist crumbs on it but it shouldn't direct hold moisture batter on it.
Let the brownies cool inwards the pans at room temp until completely cooled (a few hours).
Assemble: Read through this in ane lawsuit earlier beginning. Grab a coil of plastic roll together with instruct the 2 pans of brownies ready. Remove the pan alongside the H2O ice cream layer from the freezer. Gently elevator out the H2O ice cream layer, keeping it inwards the bottom layer of plastic wrap. Set it on travel past times of ane of the brownie layers together with gently tegument away the plastic roll from underneath, piece lifting the H2O ice cream layer out of the way. If the H2O ice cream feels genuinely sturdy, yous tin flame also elevator the H2O ice cream slab without the plastic roll together with simply identify it on travel past times of ane of the brownie layers. Next, gently elevator the 2nd brownie layer out of its pan, using the parchment paper, together with laid it on the counter. Be careful non to scissure the brownies. Gently selection upwards the brownie layer alongside your hands together with identify on travel past times of the H2O ice cream layer, or identify the brownies alongside the parchment newspaper on travel past times of the H2O ice cream together with gently slide the parchment newspaper out from nether the brownies.
If it does scissure simply about - don't worry! It volition harden dorsum upwards inwards the freezer together with no ane volition live able to enjoin (we'll live flipping the travel past times layer upside downwards after thus it wont' show). Cover the whole affair tightly alongside plastic roll together with freeze for at to the lowest degree 4 hours or overnight.
Serving the cake: When ready to serve, instruct a large cookie canvas out. Melt the chocolate alongside 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, if desired, for decorating. Just prep this at nowadays together with laid aside for later.
Remove the cake from the freezer together with take away plastic wrap. Place the cooke canvas (baking side down) over the pan alongside the cake together with speedily flip the whole affair thus that the cake pan is upside downwards on travel past times of the cookie sheet. Gently but firmly tap the bottom of the cake pan alongside the dorsum halt of a butter knife to assistance loosen the cake. We also tried running the corners of the the cake pan nether hot H2O to loosen the cake together with it worked good - simply brand sure to travel on the cake wrapped upwards tightly inwards the plastic roll together with travail to avoid getting whatever H2O straight on the cake. Don't flip the cake upside downwards piece you're running it nether the H2O - simply contention it upwards slightly thus the H2O tin flame hitting the corners, rotating to hitting each one. After doing this for a few minutes, follow the steps higher upwards to flip it out of the pan.
Once the cake is out of the pan, tegument off the terminal of the plastic roll together with drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake. Cut together with serve at in ane lawsuit - running a large knife nether rattling hot H2O volition assistance immensely! Store leftovers inwards the freezer, covered tightly alongside plastic roll for upwards to a week.
NOTE: If you're non familiar alongside Bailey's - it IS alcohol. Just thus you're aware! Any irish cream type liquer volition operate inwards this recipe but I prefer Bailey's!
NOTE: I direct hold directions for packing the cake if yous require to carry it from your menage to an effect at mortal else's menage - they're inwards the middle department of the weblog post. Scroll dorsum upwards to abide by them!
NOTE: Eating this cake alongside plastic forks tin flame live done but it's difficult. Get out the existent forks for this one!