Friday, March 26, 2010

Inspiration

I am in need of some blog inspiration. I try to post at least once a week. For a while, I was posting 2–3 times a week, but now it's a struggle to do one post. I'm not sure why I have this self-imposed goal; I don't think any of you just sit around waiting for me to post (except for Mom, ha!). Maybe I should have a kid so I can just post cute pictures all the time. Just kidding. Kind of. :) No, really, just kidding. So, if anyone has any great ideas for blog topics, leave them in the comments. Otherwise, you can just keep reading my boring posts.

A couple of weeks ago, I threw a little birthday party for my friend Megan. When I asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted me to make, she said "An Oreo ice cream cake. Can you make those? Or do you have to buy them?" I had never made one before, but sure I was up to the challenge, I told her I'd make one. I looked online and found a recipe. It was one of the easiest cakes I've ever made, and everyone went crazy over it! Seriously, every single person said, "I didn't even know you could make an ice cream cake!" So, if you want to impress people with very little effort, the recipe is below.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake
1 pkg. regular Oreos
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1 12-oz. jar hot fudge sauce (warmed so it's pourable)
1 tub Cool Whip

1. In food processor (or in gallon bag with rolling pin), crush half of oreos into fine crumbs. Mix with half stick butter, and press in bottom of springform pan.
2. Spread half of ice cream on top of crust
3. Place remaining Oreos (reserve a few for garnish) in food processor and break into small crumbs (not quite as fine as the crust). Mix with hot fudge sauce. Spread on top of ice cream.
4. Spread remaining ice cream on top.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze several hours or overnight.
6. Just before serving, top with Cool Whip. I crushed a few of the remaining Oreos and sprinkled on top for decoration.
7. To serve, dip knife in warm water and run between cake and edge of pan. Remove sides of pan and slice.

Note: My springform pan does not form a perfect seal at the bottom. When the ice cream started melting, a little seeped out the bottom. I would recommend wrapping the bottom of the pan in foil or plastic wrap before you start.

6 comments:

Kalyn Gensic said...

You could get two dogs and a cat. I hear they offer a lot of material for blog posts.

Brittany Baumgartner said...

I always like to know what you're reading. I also agree with Kalyn-- get a puppy! That would be a great challenge for you. :)

Sallie said...

First, the cake looks wonderful! Second, yes I live for your posts (get a life, right)? Third, you could still post funny stories from growing up--I don't think I'm the only one who gets a kick out of them!

Katina said...

Sallie,
You are right. Others like to read "growing up" stories, too.
Kayla,
That cake looks DELISH! I am ALL ABOUT the easy, but looks difficult!!!!
Love you!

John Pierce said...

You could try cooking through all of Paula Dean's recipes in a year. Nobody's done that yet.

The Lances said...

First, YUM! Make me a cake, make me a cake!!!

Second, when you and Darby do have kids, they will be adorable and I can't wait to see tons of cute pictures posted on here! :-)