Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Cake Batter Whipped Cream

Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! It’s been awhile since I have been home to celebrate his birthday with him. However, it never fails that my dad makes himself an ice cream cake for his birthday. This is sort of our family tradition when it comes to birthdays. I decided I would make a mini ice cream cake with cake batter whipped cream frosting for his birthday. Don’t worry dad, we ate the whole thing!

Ice cream cakes are pretty easy to put together, and I mean really, what goes better with cake than ice cream? My favorite flavors are grasshopper pie (editor’s note: I don’t know what that is) ice cream with chocolate cake. There are so many flavor combinations with the ice cream cake, which is why it is one of my favorite cakes! If I wanted some serious calories, I would choose Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream, that is my jam! Continue reading

Cake Batter Whipped Cream

homemade whipped cream

There are a many things I love when it comes to dessert; homemade whipped cream is one of them. It’s so easy to make and often impresses my guests! At Christmas time, I made a Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream, which is my most pinned recipe on Pinterest. Now that winter is coming to an end, I figured it was time for a new whipped cream. I have been dreaming about Cake Batter Whipped Cream for weeks. I love cake batter, but most cake batter flavored desserts are too sweet or over flavored for me.

This Cake Batter Whipped Cream is perfect. It is a bit thicker than regular whipped cream, but it’s not overpowering or overly sweet. I dipped strawberries in it, put it on some cake and basically ate the entire batch myself. Seriously, my boyfriend didn’t even take a bite. Continue reading

National Cupcake Day; Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cupcakes

Tomorrow, December 15th, is National Cupcake Day!!! That has to be the best food holiday ever! This is the one time I wished I lived in a major city, so I could visit all the amazing cupcake stores in one day! Instead, I will celebrate with myself and force my boyfriend to eat cupcakes with me; it shouldn’t be too hard.

I am celebrating National Cupcake Day with Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mousse filled cupcakes with White Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mousse filled cupcakes with White Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I am bursting at the seams to make dozens and dozens of holiday cupcakes: so many flavors, so many combinations.  Last weekend, I was playing around with flavored whipped creams, so I decided to create a cupcake based around chocolate and peppermint.

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