Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a sweet and easy crowd-pleasing dessert that will stretch easily to feed a crowd. You can use any ice cream you love, and it’s perfect for a Fourth of July cookout, or summer barbecues!
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One of my favorite summer events is coming up – the Fourth of July. The Cleveland area goes all out – parades, fireworks, barbecues and fairs in every little town surrounding the big city.
For the past couple of years, since Elle was born, we’ve taken a low key approach to the 4th. A little barbecue with the family and some fireworks are all we need for our favorite summer holiday.
This year will be no different, except we might take Elle to a parade, and then the family is coming over for a giant barbecue feast. And of course, we’re not skipping dessert. This is ME after all.
I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake on the Karo® Syrup website, and I was immediately smitten. You can use any chips you want, any ice cream you want, and decorate it with any sort of sprinkle you want.
Since we’re having this on the 4th, I’m layering some festive red, white and blue sprinkles around the edge of the cake, but this will work for any holiday – heck, even Christmas! I’m a firm believer that ice cream is good, no matter the temperature outside.
This cake is like one giant cookie ice cream sandwich, that you can slice into wedges, big or small, making it perfect for a crowd with different appetites. You could even use two different flavors of ice cream on each side of the cake to please your crowd.
Making the cake couldn’t be simpler. All you need are two cake pans, a stand mixer, a spring-form pan, and quality ingredients.
Both the cookies and the delectable chocolate sauce are made with Karo® Syrup, which I kind of love. It gives both the cookie dough and silky chocolate sauce a perfect sweetness, allowing their chocolate to shine through.
Whether you make this Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake with vanilla ice cream and red, white and blue sprinkles, or strawberry ice cream and chocolate sprinkles come Valentine’s Day, you really can’t go wrong.
It’ll feed a whole crowd, or keep in the freezer for you to eat a little bit at a time, which to me, makes it one of the best ideas ever! Just be sure to bake a little extra, because I promise you, it’ll be gone in no time.
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Karo® Syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
- 1 quart to 1/2 gallon favorite ice cream
- 2/3 cup (4 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons Karo® Syrup
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease two 9-inch cake pans. Line bottoms with parchment paper or waxed paper for easy removal.
- Cream butter, sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Mix into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
- Divide dough evenly between the two cake pans, spreading to cover bottoms of pans. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until cookies are light golden brown. Cool completely in pans on wire racks.
- To assemble cake: Line a 9-inch springform pan generously with plastic wrap. (Let plastic wrap overhang edge of pan so that you can wrap cake when it is assembled.) Remove ice cream from freezer 5 to 10 minutes before ready to assemble cake.
- Remove one cookie from pan and place, top side down, in lined springform pan. Spread ice cream to desired thickness on top of cookie. (Use as much or as little ice cream as you like.) Place second cookie on top of ice cream, top side up. Wrap plastic wrap over top of cookie cake. Freeze for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
- For Rich Chocolate Sauce: Place chocolate, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- Bring cream and corn syrup to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Remove from heat; pour over chocolate, butter and vanilla.
- Cover; let stand several minutes or until mixture can be whisked smooth and chocolate has melted completely.
- Cool until mixture is slightly thickened.
- Drizzle chocolate sauce over each slice of cake just before serving.
- TIP: Just before serving, roll edge of cake in miniature chocolate chips, if desired.