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The holidays are HERE ya’ll! It’s finally that time to finalize the shopping lists for all those sweet and delectable treats we spend the year looking forward to. And I can name a couple that make fast dashes to holiday meet, greets, and parties a snap. So come on over, and I’ll show you how to turn a Double Chocolate Loaf Cake into the Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake that everyone will want a piece of!
Quite frankly, the holidays have already found me! Not just to whip this tasty semi-homemade dessert up for you. But that earmark hustle and bustle that comes with prepping the house and pantry for all things TURKEY. Even in December, our family is all about cooking up that golden turkey to pass.
Case in point? Last Friday I found out we are having a impromptu school field trip to chaperone on the Tuesday before a holiday break. All immediately prior to the also-much-anticipated Autumn Party in one classroom. Conveniently overlapped with a Classroom Reward Party in yet another. Let’s just say that I’m thinking Blitzen is now my spirit animal.
So what’s a Mom that’s tired of bringing marshmallow treats to do? She runs to Kroger buys Marie Callender’s® Double Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake, ice cream, sprinkles, and a can of Reddi-Wip® Real Whipped Cream. She also picks up one easy-to-bake-up-the-night-before Marie Callender’s® Dutch Apple Pie.
Which I have to say, this was the first Dutch Apple Pie to package the trademark crumble topping separately. So the night before, I baked this pie for 50 minutes, removed the pie to top with crumble; then baked for 10 minutes more. All this easy to do while I took 15 minutes to whip up a Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake as well!
To begin, you can find the Double Chocolate Loaf Cake (there are four loaf cake varieties) in your Kroger freezer aisle. For me it was right next to the frozen pies and down from the ice cream. I brought it home and left it on the kitchen table for 30 minutes to lightly thaw before beginning this particular recipe. But these loaf cakes are perfect just as they are too. And are ready to heat and eat for any day you need this made from scratch classic!
At that point, I scored the sides and cut the loaf in 3 long slices. Using a baking dish (8.3in x 4.6in) lined in parchment, I began to layer in the first slice of Double Chocolate Loaf Cake. Starting with the bottom loaf cake layer.
Now, you will simply rotate the cake slices and softened ice cream. I place 3 single scoops of peppermint ice cream over the loaf cake, and gently pressed it over the cake and into the edges of the pan. Simply repeat with second layer of loaf cake. Also while I grabbed a seasonal flavor to highlight the chocolate. Any ice cream that pairs well with chocolate would do as well!
Upon finishing the second layer of loaf cake and ice cream, you’ll place on the top layer of cake, gently pressing down to secure. Ideally, you want a layer of ice cream in between that is just thick enough to be tasted. And as the ice cream does melt, it will be absorbed and further moisten the cake layers.
When finished layering, fold the parchment edges back up and over the ice cream cake. And place in the freezer. You’ll need at least 1 hour to chill should you serve it for a more immediate event. However in my case, you can also do this easy ice cream cake the night (or two) before your holiday event.
Remove cake from freezer when ready to serve. And gently pull parchment upward to remove cake from your pan. Laying flat, cut ice cream cake into slices or squares to serve. Each slice can accommodate 2-3 squares depending on the bite size you prefer.
After cutting place on appetizer or party plate to serve. Dollop with the perfect partner for any holiday recipe, Reddi-Wip® Real Whipped Cream. Made with real cream, it’s a great alternative to non-dairy frozen toppings. Then sprinkle with holiday sugar garnish and the party can get started!
All in all, optimizing your holiday desserts with Marie Callender’s Double Chocolate Loaf Cake means it’s easy to make and easy to clean up! Great for any holiday event, but this ice cream cake is an especially cool treat on Thanksgiving. Especially for those that love to celebrate the Christmas lights being turned on as the night ends. Pair this dessert with some hot cocoa and you’ll be ready for everything the next holiday season will bring as well!