Chocolate ice cream candy-cane cake

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PREP TIME

25 min

Makes

12 wedges

* PLUS Freezing Time: 300 minutes, Standing Time: 60 minutes, Baking Time: 35 minutes
Chocolate ice cream candy-cane cake

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


Ingredients

  • 450-g pkg fudge brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2-L container chocolate ice cream
  • 225 g semi-sweet chocolate , about 8 squares, finely chopped
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 8 candy canes , finely crushed, or 1/2 cup crushed striped mint candies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Spray a 9-inch (23-cm) springform pan with oil. Place brownie mix in a large bowl. In a small bowl, using a fork, whisk water with oil and egg. Pour over mix. Using a wooden spoon, stir until evenly mixed. Scrape into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake in centre of oven until a cake tester inserted in centre of cake comes out clean, 35 minutes. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • When brownie is almost cool, place ice cream in a large bowl. Cut ice cream into 8 pieces. Let stand at room temperature, occasionally mashing with a wooden spoon, until soft enough to stir, 20 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place chocolate squares in a large bowl. Pour cream into a small bowl and microwave on medium until hot, about 3 minutes. Pour over chocolate and whisk until completely melted. Cool to room temperature.
  • Stir crushed candy canes into ice cream. Turn over cooled brownie and evenly spread overtop brownie. Smooth top. Freeze until ice cream is very firm, about 1 hour. Then pour chocolate sauce overtop and evenly spread. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours, preferably overnight (once cooled, cover with plastic wrap). Then overwrap with foil and freeze up to 1 month. Remove ring from springform pan and let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 600,
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 32.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg.

Having a slice of this is like eating a triple-chocolate brownie sundae. The candy canes make it smack of Christmas and it’s very refreshing!