Happy Birthday to meeee....
How old am I? 26.
I know. OLD.
But that's okay, because I've accomplished a lot more than several of the 26 year olds I see
As usual, I get to start my birthday with a brand-new year. As I said, my intentions for this year include to continue to function (and function well). Not easy to do during deployment.
I intend: to go to church and participate in the Christian community more than I have in year 25.
I intend: to be the best teacher I can, while realizing that there's a lot more to me than "teacher" and I need to discover what all of that is (baker? crafter? reader? student? friend?) in order to be more well-rounded.
I could talk about the gym, as that's what most resolutions/new year intentions revolve around...but I hate it. I despise the fact that, in order to stay in my current size of jeans I can either not eat or I can work out. So unfair...however, definitely a first world problem.
Onto the cake..
I knew I wanted to make this ice cream cake, but with cake batter flavors.
A few years ago, I was served homemade ice cream cake and it was made with birthday cake-flavored ice cream.
There was one brand of birthday cake ice cream at the store. It was over $5.00 for a quart and a half. A quart and a half of ice cream is called a Friday night in our household. I wasn't sure it would A) be worth it and B) last long enough for me to make the cake.
Instead, I thought..."Well, Kristin, you can buy slow-churned extra creamy vanilla for $2.99* and ADD powdered cake batter to it...and then swirl in some blue frosting and sprinkles and it'll look pretty much like that."
After some time
Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake
makes a 9-inch pie pan (double for a 9x13 cake pan)
20 Golden Oreos, crushed
2 T. butter, melted
4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1/4 cup boxed cake mix powder (I used "white".)
3 T. rainbow sprinkles, divided
1/4 cup colored frosting (I used blue, and it was one of the "ready-to-decorate" tubes from the baking aisle.)
In a bowl, stir together the crushed Oreos and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan to form a crust. Freeze for an hour.
Meanwhile, stir together the softened ice cream, cake mix powder, and 2 T. of sprinkles.
Pour into the pie pan on top of the crust. Freeze for 20 minutes.
Decorate with colored frosting and you can swirl together with a butter knife (like you're marbling a cake). I skipped this step.
Top with whipped cream and the reserved sprinkles. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.
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