Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chocolate Orange Dream Ice Cream Cake

Just like the Orange Dream but with CHOCOLATE !! YUMMERS!!

Orange Chocolate Chunks
1-12 oz bag milk chocolate chips
2 tsp orange extract
Melt chips in a double boiler over medium heat until smooth
mix in extract to combine well

lay a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet and our the chocolate into a thin layer. Stick it in the fridge to harden...

When it is hard break it in to chunks and chop until you have somewhat small pieces

Orange Dream Ice Cream

 add chocolate chunks , enough to your desires, reserving some for the toppings

Chocolate Cake:


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove and cool completely....I put them in the fridge to make sure they are nice and cold!

Return cooled cakes to the cake pans that are lined with wax paper. Top with softened ice cream to the top of the pans, reserving 1/2 cup for topping.
Freeze until VERY firm....at least 6 hours is best.

Run a knife around the edges to loosen and pop the cakes out of the pans. Stack cakes on top of each other. I ran the back of a spoon around the middle to kind of "connect" the top and bottom.

Mix the remaining ice cream (softened) with 1 8 oz tub of cool whip(I tried homemade whipped cream but it was way too runny when mixed with the ice cream, it works but it was quite a pain in the butt)

Frost the cake working quickly so your ice cream doesnt melt, leaving a bit of the frosting for touch ups. Return to freezer, freeze for 30 minutes.
Touch up any spots with remaining frosting, Top with orange zest and the rest of the orange chocolate...
return to freezer.

Remove 15 minutes before you want to eat it. Slice and ENJOY!!!


  1. Awesome! I wish we could have ice cream cake more often but..once every few months will have to do ;) Good Job Kelli!

  2. Yeah usually I dont do them so often, it has just come up alot for me to do a good dessert, and the one I got paid for. That was awesome!