As a father, I totally understand the motivation of the Dad in Creepshow. Though, I wouldn’t take my obsession with Father’s Day cake as far as he did. Probably. Best not to test me. Here’s my recommendation for a delicious ice cream and brownie cake that’s super easy to make so you have no excuse but to make it.
Servings: 12 to 16
1 box brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix
1/2 gallon (2 quarts) Dad’s favorite ice cream, slightly softened
Red velvet cookies, crushed
Red candy melts
- 2 (9-inch) round springform cake pans
- Pre-heat your oven to 350°F. If you do not have springform pans, you can use regular cake pans but line them with foil and lightly grease the bottom.
- Combine the water, oil, eggs, and brownie mix per the instructions on the box. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes.
- Remove the pans from the oven and allow the brownie to cool completely in the pans for about an hour.
- Crumble up your red velvet cookies. Sprinkle them on top of the brownies to form a crumble layer. (If the only cookies you can find are sandwich cookies, you might want to remove the cream filling, but that is up to your taste.)
- While the brownies are cooling, take your ice cream out of the freezer. Allow the ice cream to soften up but not melt. Place in your refrigerator if it is melting too fast. You want to be able to spread the ice cream, not pour it.
- When the brownies have cooled, divide the ice cream evenly between the brownie pans and spread it evenly on top of the crumbled cookies in both pans.
- Place the pans in your freezer and chill them until firm, at least two hours.
- Remove the pans from freezer, and carefully remove the ice cream cakes from their pans. Stack them to form alternating layers on a serving platter.
- In a double boiler or a microwave, melt the red candies and drizzle on top of cake. Cut into wedges and serve immediately or freeze for later.
Invest in the springform pans. They make not only this application of baking and freezing dessert easier with an effortless removal, they will benefit all of your future baking.
Note: Pouring hot candy melts on top of ice cream a) causes the ice cream to melt quickly, and b) turns the candy instantly hard. If you are going for a gory effect, this may work to your advantage as it will be a bit messy. If you want a smoother topping, you might consider a piping bag for better control.
My favorite ice cream is cherry cordial and it was very delicious. It worked well with the kind of gothy black and red motif of the cake. I’m pretty sure’d come back from the dead to eat this Father’s Day cake.