Recently I was asked to make a treat for a co-workers last day. While I wanted to surprise her, I quickly discovered that she was very picky when it came to her treats. She wasn't one for chocolate or cheesecake, infact I was about to give up when I discovered, ice cream filled cupcakes. I accepted this challenge with a smile on my face because how can you go wrong two of my favorite things brought together.
So that I could make these properly my first step was to clean out my freezer, which was long over due - I'm not a big fan of freezer burnt frozen veggies. With a clean freezer, the baking could begin. The recipe I found called for cake batter ice cream, but I found the next best thing: Red Velvet Cake, Love Ben and Jerry's.
The worst part about this whole recipe is waiting for the cake to cool...I have no patience for such things where ice cream is involved!
- To make the cake part: cake mix and the ingredients on the box to make cake and cupcake liners
- Ice Cream: Cake Batter Ice Cream of Choice
- Stabilized Whip Cream - I used this recipe.
- Make the cake part of the cupcakes first by filling the bottom of 24 cupcake liners with 1/4 inch of cake batter and cooking until they bounce back (about 10 mins). Once cooled put your ice cream on top of the cake and freeze in the freezer or until the ice cream is hardened and cake is frozen (about 2 hours). Right before serving top with the stabilized whip cream and some sprinkles!