Brad is a genius

March 26, 2012


Brad called this weekend to talk about the cakes he was making for his wine-tasting party, and I remembered that I never tried his crazy melted ice-cream cake recipe. Well, this weekend was the time to fix that!

Ever being the one to overcomplicate everything meddle with recipes, I knew that Lloyd and I would have absolutely no trouble devouring an entire cake could never finish a whole cake ourselves. So I halved the recipe.

Of course I had to get out my oil-and-beeswax-splattered scale (ruined during the lotion bar days) to help with my sketchy math.

Half of a pint of ice cream:

Half of a bag of cake mix:

I had to melt the ice cream, which grossed me out to no end. Ice cream must be eaten in its frozen state – no licking of cones or stirring it into ‘soup’. I believe you should bite cones and eat ice cream as quickly as possible so no melting occurs until it’s deep inside you, safely out of sight.

But, for culinary science, I melted the ice cream. (In the oven, because I am impatient.) Then I added an egg! Several melted ice cream recipes called for 3 eggs in a whole cake. Brad’s recipe called for none. I figured one couldn’t hurt.

The raw egg actually makes it less gross to me.

Stir, stir, stir.

I added a splash of milk because it looked rather dough-like rather than batter-ish.

I baked that puppy up, dusted it with powdered sugar and cocoa powder and baby powder (wait, not the last one) and devoured a good-sized chunk of it while it was still warm.

Brad, you are my hero.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Brad is a genius”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’m glad you put some egg in there. The recipe I use is from Omnomicon. It uses eggs:
    1 box cake mix
    1 pint ice cream
    3 eggs
    1 cup water
    350 for 45 mins

    I got mixed results this past weekend. I definitely like the cake much better when it’s fresh out of the oven. The favorite combination on Sunday was yellow cake with pineapple/coconut ice cream. I also put some pineapple chunks and brown sugar in the cake pan before cooking.


  2. Brad Said on:

    And I LOVE ice cream soup! I would marry it if I could!


    • Beth Said on:

      What are we?! Related?


    • Peggy Said on:

      I like ice cream soup too, and when I was just a wee youngster, I ALWAYS used to stir my ice cream in the bowl until it liquified. I used to call it a moosh moosh.

      Parents: What are you doing Peggy?
      Wee Peggy: (very joyfully spoken) I’m making a moosh moosh!!

      And that cake is mouth watering Lauren!! I love chocolate cake!!


  3. Kristi Said on:

    I’ll be right over to help finish it up. Yummy!


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