This Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake has layers of chocolate and vanilla ice cream all around the iconic layer of chocolate crunchies and chocolate fudge. It is so straightforward to make and tastes just like the true factor!
Homemade Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake
Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cakes remind me of my childhood. As a kid, I seldom had the same birthday cake twice. I like all types of cake also significantly to stick with 1. Standard cake, cheesecake, ice cream cakes – you name it. The only a single I didn’t need to have for my birthday was a cookie cake, due to the fact I knew I could depend on my dad for that one at his birthday. So naturally, I’ve tried quite a handful of cakes – like ice cream cakes.
So these days, I feel like I’m a bit of an ice cream cake connoisseur, LOL. There’s undoubtedly one thing to love about all the distinct sorts available, but when it comes to a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, that middle layer of chocolate fudge along with the chocolate crunchies is pure heaven. Ofte, I’d just dig that correct out from in between the ice cream and eat it alone. So darn very good!
When I started enjoying around with ice cream cakes several many years in the past, I did a honest volume of experimenting with that middle fudge layer and finally perfected it. I’ve shared it just before, but by no means for this copycat cake so I’m fired up to share it with you nowadays.
How to Make a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake
Very first let’s speak about the cake pan. I utilised an 8 by 3 inch cake pan, because I choose a taller cake. You could absolutely use a 9 inch pan though, and a springform pan would undoubtedly be hassle-free. All in accordance to what you’re going for.
After you’ve acquired your pan, you’ll want to line the within of it with clear wrap. From there, add your chocolate ice cream and spread it evenly into the pan. Pop the pan and ice cream into the freezer for about thirty minutes so it firms up just a bit.
To make the chocolate fudge layer, you’re truly going to make chocolate ganache – it’ll just be a small thinner than regular and have some corn syrup in it. The corn syrup is really essential right here. It assists it stay softer even when frozen, offering it that fudgy consistency. It’s not too firm and not as well soft and drippy – just like the Dairy Queen version.
The fudge layer is additional on prime of the ice cream and then frozen for another 10 minutes or so.
For the chocolate crispies, you’re going to use Oreo crumbs and some melted butter. Mix them collectively, spread them evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for about eight minutes. As it cools, break it up into smaller pieces so you have the best minor chocolate crunchies. They are critically ideal! They aren’t massive chunks of Oreos (yay!), but simply because they’ve been baked a bit they nevertheless preserve their crispiness even when extra to the ice cream cake. PerfectIon!
Include the chocolate crunchy layer and then pop it back in the freezer for about two hrs, so the cake can firm up and the layers keep even.
Last but not least, add the vanilla ice cream on prime and freeze the cake until it’s company. When it’s done, frost it with my homemade whipped cream. It employs some powdered sugar to hold it from wilting. It stays secure for days and days producing it excellent for an ice cream cake. Decorate the ice cream as you like for your event and you’re ready to go!
This is seriously the Very best homemade Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake! The middle chocolate and crunchy layer is pure perfection. You will love it. And just like when I was a child, you will want to consume the chocolate fudge and chocolate crunchy layer correct out of the center!