Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
Celebrate with a slice of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Freak Cake!
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How in the heck have I never heard of a freak cake? I spend my days reading, writing and thinking about food, but somehow the concept of a freak cake has eluded me…until now! The freak cake movement is a spin-off of freakshakes, which are mega milkshakes topped with everything under the sun. Imagine a milkshake topped with cake, brownies, cookies, whipped cream, candy, etc. You name it, and it belongs on top of a freakshake! And now we have freak cakes. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Freak Cake (phew, there’s a recipe title for ya!), pays homage to its freakshake cousin…but in a form that can be eaten with a fork. Seriously…how does one go about eating (drinking?) a freakshake??
Laura is the middle of 3 sisters, and they are all separated by just 4 years total. I can only imagine growing up in that household! I would definitely have needed a man cave for escape. Laura was telling me the other day that one of her favorite birthday traditions was getting to pick out her own cake. The birthday girl would go with mom to the store and pick out whatever flavor cake she wanted. (That sounds like my typical Sunday, by the way.) And Laura’s cake of choice? An ice cream cake. Every year. Never mind the fact that her birthday is in late September when the weather can start to get a bit chilly. Laura wanted an ice cream cake!
So this year, I want to surprise Laura with an ice cream cake. And since I don’t want to wait until September, I decided that Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate. Robbie just discovered the wonders of ice cream, so I know he will be on board with this plan, too. But as good as ice cream cakes are by themselves, I decided to turn this one into a freak cake. A Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Freak Cake. Also known as delicious!
One of my favorite things to do with Robbie after I pick him up from daycare is to swing by the store and pick up a bunch of flowers. Then when we get home, he hides behind the kitchen counter holding the flowers. As soon as Mom (aka Laura) walks in the back door, he runs around the corner holding the flowers out for her. It’s the cutest thing ever! And then Robbie talks about how he gave Mommy flowers for the next 4 days. Life with a toddler can be trying at times, but then he does cute stuff like that, and it’s all good again!
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Freak Cake is actually quite easy to make. I used Carvel’s® Ice Cream Cookie Cake as the base, and it was perfect! Imagine 2 huge chocolate chip cookies with a creamy layer of vanilla ice cream sandwiched in between and surrounded by those chocolate crunchies. A gigantic ice cream cookie sandwich? Sign me up for that one please! I also grabbed all sorts of chocolate and peanut butter themed toppings, and I set to work turning that Ice Cream Cookie Cake into a Chocolate Peanut Butter Freak Cake. Mission accomplished!
Have you seen all of the fun ice cream cakes that I Love Ice Cream Cakes makes? In addition to the Ice Cream Cookie Cake that I used, they also have the classic sheet and round Carvel Ice Cream Cakes that Laura used to get for her birthday each year. And then when I was in the store, I spotted several other ice cream cakes, including an OREO® Premium Ice Cream Cake and an OREO-Ice Cream Roll. Cookies ‘n Cream is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, so those cakes definitely need to happen. Maybe for Father’s Day this year? (Hint, hint, Laura…) The bakery department at our local Walmart carries a bunch of different varieties of I Love Ice Cream Cakes, too. So I’m thinking Memorial Day…Father’s Day…4th of July…Sunday…Labor Day…Any Day. There are a lot of opportunities to celebrate during the summer!
I am honored to share a home with one of the best mothers ever. Seriously. Laura does an amazing job with Robbie, even when the little guy is throwing a tantrum or having nightmares in the middle of the night. She deserves every bunch of flowers that we get for her, and she also deserves every bite of this delicious ice cream cake. Thank you, Laura!
What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year? Don’t you think a Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Freak Cake sounds like a great way to celebrate? Enjoy, and Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all mothers out there. (And, yes, having fur children totally means you get to celebrate Mother’s Day, too!)
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