I made my chocolate cake from scratch, but I only made half a recipe, so if you use a box mix, you will only need half. You can use any type of cookie, but I went for the Trader Joes vegan Joe-Joe's. This is one time when making a cake that you want to be sure to use parchment paper so that you can easily invert the cake into the assembly pan. You will need two pans the same size. You also need to keep the cake frozen as you assemble it.
I like to use the tall half gallon of ice cream and it needs to soften for about 15 minutes before you add that layer, not much longer or it will melt too much and you will end up with ice when it refreezes. You will need to take the cake out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving in order to cut it the first time.
|ice cream, cookies, cake, and frosting (not made yet)|
|crush cookies on the bottom of assembly pan|
|squeeze the ice cream out and slice it thinly, but two layers thick|
|invert cake on top of ice cream layer and push down firmly all over, then freeze at least 30 minutes|
|make frosting or use store bought, then frost cake|
|and decorate and refreeze until time to serve|
|serve and enjoy|
|store the rest (and we had a lot) in the freezer|
Happy Birthday Husband!