Snickers Bar Ice Cream Cake

Birthdays require cake and when you’re the birthday person, you get to pick your flavor, right? At least I hope that’s how it works in your family! So I decided on a Snickers theme. 

Snickers Bar Ice Cream Cake

Ingredients:
CHOCOLATE CAKE
  1. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1 stick butter, room temperature
  7. 3/4 sugar
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1 tsp vanilla
  10. 1/3 cup sour cream
  11. 2 tbsp melted chocolate, cooled

ADDITIONAL
  1. Snickers® Ice Cream Bars Minis (come in a pack of 12)
  2. Vanilla ice cream, softened
  3. Caramel sauce
  4. Peanuts
  5. Cool whip
  6. Chocolate sauce
  7. Snickers® Candy Bar, chopped

Directions:
CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Using butter grease the bottom and sides of two 6 inch round cake pans or springform pans and line the bottoms with a round piece of parchment paper. To ensure even baking, place a bake even strip around each pan. You can make your own homemade bake even strip by cutting a towel or shirt to fit the size of your pan. Get the fabric really wet, then squeeze out the dripping water but do not squeeze it too dry. Secure the fabric around the pan with a safety pin.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gently mix using a spoon.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar, beat using an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla, lightly beat.
  • Add in the sour cream and melted chocolate, mix by hand using a spatula.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, do not dump it in, rather take spoonfuls of the flour mixture and gently shake it over the wet ingredients. Fold in the mixture until no flour remains. Repeat with the other half of the flour, folding it in and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl to incorporate everything.
  • Evenly divide the batter between the 2 pans, with about 1 & 1/3 cups in each pan.
  • Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Once the cake is done baking, allow it to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully remove the cake from the pan. If using a springform pan, remove the sides and bottom. Allow the cake to cool completely on a cooling rack. Once cool, remove the parchment paper round from the bottom of the cake. If you need to level the top of your cake, do so now using either a cake lever or knife.
  • If you’ll be assembling the cake later, wrap the cake layers really good in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator, which is good for up to one week.