Friday, July 30, 2010

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

My son celebrated his 10th birthday this month so we ate this cake.  He picks this cake every year for his birthday, I can't get him to choose anything else, not that I blame him.  This cake is so delicious, mostly because it has a very thick layer of hot fudge!  What could be better than a double recipe of hot fudge?  Not much in my opinion.

32 Oreos, divided
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 carton ice cream (the kind that's in the square, paper containers that you completely open)
Doubled hot fudge recipe, here
1 small container cool whip, thawed

1.  In your food processor, place 24 Oreos and pulse until crumbs are very fine.  Pour into a 9x13 baking dish.  Melt butter and pour over Oreos.  Stir until completely combined and press into bottom of pan to form crust.  

2.  Open ice cream container completely and using large knife, slice ice cream into pieces to lay on top of Oreos.  Try to make the pieces fit exactly like a puzzle, even and level.  It will make it easier to spread the fudge.

3.  Pour your hot fudge over the ice cream and spread evenly.  Place in freezer (deep freeze works best) and freeze at least 4 hours and up to overnight.  When ready to serve, spread cool whip on top.  Crush your remaining Oreos and sprinkle on top of cool whip.  Serve and store the rest in the freezer.
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