‘A Night of Glamour’ Brownie Ice Cream Cake: Revisiting the little black dress of desserts

    'A Night of Glamour' chocolate brownie ice cream cake is a sure hit. Goes with any meal, any season. It is truly the little black dress of the gourmet world.
    'A Night of Glamour' chocolate brownie ice cream cake is a sure hit. Goes with any meal, any season. It is truly the little black dress of the gourmet world.

    A while back I discussed the wonders of chocolate shavings and edible gold flakes for dressing up a brownie ice cream cake recipe.

    This recipe and technique was used again recently to create a beautiful sweet ending to a family dinner. Instead of a square mold, a circular pan was used to bake the brownie and a 9 inch cheese cake spring form pan was used. I found that it came out more easily using this than the square pan that had been used in the earlier discussion of this recipe.

    First layer of the cake, a nice dense layer of chocolate brownie.

    The cheese cake form is covered with foil and the softened ice cream is filled into the form and put into the freezer to set. It is best to let it set overnight. When you take the ice cream out, it is a lot easier than the square pan because the cheese cake form is built to release its contents by expanding the walls.

    I found the circular form also means the melting of ice cream layer is more evenly distributed instead of the edges of a square form melting more quickly than other sections of the cake.

    To make sure the ice cream layer was more securely attached, a zigzag of honey was also placed on the brownie layer before the ice cream layer was placed on top. I didn’t run a controlled experiment, but it seemed to have worked.

    The chocolate shavings are nice but the edible golden flakes make this dessert ready for a glitzy event such as a New Year's Eve Party.

    This dessert would be perfect for any occasion from a glitzy New Year’s Eve party to a romantic Valentine dinner.

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    • Now that’s a delicious looking ice cream cake! Can I have a slice? Thanks for sharing your recipe.

      • It was heavenly. This particular cake had a cashew toffee crunch ice cream on it which made the dessert super decadent. I was truly tempted to add some whipped cream to it. I ate my piece with a hot latte. Let’s just say the dinner table was very quiet during the dessert course.

    • Now that’s a delicious looking ice cream cake! Can I have a slice? Thanks for sharing your recipe.

      • It was heavenly. This particular cake had a cashew toffee crunch ice cream on it which made the dessert super decadent. I was truly tempted to add some whipped cream to it. I ate my piece with a hot latte. Let’s just say the dinner table was very quiet during the dessert course.

    • Now that’s a delicious looking ice cream cake! Can I have a slice? Thanks for sharing your recipe.

      • It was heavenly. This particular cake had a cashew toffee crunch ice cream on it which made the dessert super decadent. I was truly tempted to add some whipped cream to it. I ate my piece with a hot latte. Let’s just say the dinner table was very quiet during the dessert course.

    • Now that’s a delicious looking ice cream cake! Can I have a slice? Thanks for sharing your recipe.

      • It was heavenly. This particular cake had a cashew toffee crunch ice cream on it which made the dessert super decadent. I was truly tempted to add some whipped cream to it. I ate my piece with a hot latte. Let’s just say the dinner table was very quiet during the dessert course.