apologies in advance...

but this post may make your ass grow three sizes just by reading it.

Jake's birthday was last week and he requested an ice cream cake. Being the thrifty do-it-yourselfer that I am, I wanted to make it rather than buy it. My SIL has been making this cake for my nephew the past couple of years and now that Jake has had it, he has deemed it THE birthday cake from here on out.

So incredibly simple. More expensive than a typical birthday cake but much less than purchasing one. Simply layer ice cream sandwiches (I use the Kroger brand minis so I can puzzle them together better,) crushed candy of your choice (we went for reeses peanut butter cups...oooooooh yeah,) drizzled chocolate syrup and a layer of Cool Whip. Yup. And then do it again. Because if 1 is good, 2 is better.

Final tally for a 12" square pan? 24 ice cream sandwiches and 16 reeses. Gulp. Not even gonna begin to calculate a calorie total on that bad boy.

Here's the kicker. C and I have been totally egg free and almost completely dairy free for 3 months now. This? No bueno. We have felt fairly lethargic since Thursday. A good reminder to kick the dairy for good, I think. Baby steps...we'll get there!


  1. my aunt makes this and it's totally ridiculous!! she does it with caramel sauce sometimes. after 2 bites I'm dying!

  2. ummmmmmmm i'm a gonna need this..... ;)

  3. Yum! We don't have cool whip here in AUS but maybe we could use real cream instead... Just to add more calories in there :)

    1. Ooooh, that would be delightful! (No cool whip? what about the spray can?)

  4. uh, YUM!!! I'll eat your portion for you! ;)



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