German Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
German Chocolate Ice Cream Pie – a frozen twist on the classic German Chocolate Cake – has a chocolate cookie crust with a chocolate ice cream filling, delicious coconut pecan topping and chocolate ganache drizzles on top.
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It is super hot outside and the perfect time to make this German Chocolate Ice Cream Pie. I call it a pie because it’s got a cookie crust but It sort of looks like a cake. You can call it a cake or a pie. Doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it’s UNBELIEVABLY delicious! Instead of the traditional chocolate cake, it’s got a chocolate cookie crust, then a layer of German Chocolate ice cream topped with a classic coconut pecan frosting. Then drizzled with chocolate ganache. NO. BIG. DEAL.
Umm… well, actually… it IS a very BIG deal!! This German Chocolate Ice Cream Pie is not only very pretty to look at but it is super yummy too! It looks like something you would see at a restaurant and it would be perfect to celebrate the birthday of someone special!
And guess what. I made the ice cream myself. Say what!! Yep, I sure did and you won’t believe how easy it was. And I didn’t even need an ice maker. No siree!
I’ll tell you more about how to make this magical ice cream in just a sec, but first… good news…
Curious Creamery Ice Cream Cake Mix is available at Walmart in the Cake Decorating section.
German Christmas Traditions & Sweets
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- lighting your own German-style Advent wreath each week
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Through easy tutorials and recipes I show you how to do all of those things and so much more!
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German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
Whats better than German chocolate cake? German chocolate cake in ice cream form! This decadent chocolate ice cream with homemade German chocolate cake frosting folded in is everything you love about cake without having to bake one.
Even though I have plenty of ice cream recipes, Ive always churned the ice cream by hand.
What you do is put the ice cream in the freezer and beat with a whisk every 30-45 minutes or until it freezes solid.
The problem was I would often forget about it or I would freeze it shortly before going to bed .
Although the ice cream was fine, the texture was a bit icier because nothing was breaking up the ice crystals that formed.
This year I finally broke down and bought an ice cream maker.
Its not that I didnt want one I just wasnt sure if I had the room .
Considering how much use I would get out of it , I decided to go for it.
Kohls had it on sale plus a $10 off coupon plus 30 percent off. The only downfall is that Kohls only sold it in red, which at least matches my red stand mixer and my out of order red espresso machine . Red is not my favorite color, despite what my kitchen looks like.
Of course with a brand new machine, I need to break it in with an awesome ice cream flavor.
Technically the first thing I ever churned in it was watermelon sorbet used in my watermelon sorbet floats.
Second flavor was a watermelon ice cream which I had mixed feelings on taste wise.
Yes, actual frosting folded in !
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Lebkuchen Cookies & Lebkuchenherzen
Lebkuchen, often called German gingerbread , is enjoyed on a few special occasions during the year and comes in different flavors, sizes, shapes, and textures.
Lebkuchen cookies, for example, are a staple treat in nearly every German home during the Christmas season and will satisfy your holiday sweet tooth.
Nürnberger Elisenlebkuchen is a flourless Lebkuchen cookie that is soft, is baked on special round Oblaten , and is dipped in chocolate or sugar glaze . These cookies are enjoyed during the Christmas season.
Other kinds of Lebkuchen cookies have flour in them and are often dipped in chocolate or decorated with almonds.
Youll also find a layer of Lebkuchen in treats like Dominosteine Chirstmas cookies .
While you can make these cookies at home, you can also find them at Aldi, World Market, and sometimes other stores in the US.
Another variation are Lebkuchenherzen.
These are a little different from the other Lebkuchen variations.
First, youll find them throughout the year at festivals, Oktoberfest, and Christmas markets, rather than just at Christmas.
Second, theyre cut into the shape of a heart and decorated with royal icing. While these can be eaten, theyre often given as gifts or displayed as decorations.
A German guy I was seeing when I first moved to Germany as a teen bought one for me at a festival that had Ich liebe dich written on it and I kept that thing for years haha!
Recommended Reading: Sam’s Club Birthday Cake Catalog
Fruit And Quark Pastries
If youre looking for a quick sweet breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up that you can eat on your way to your next activity, pop into any bakery for a fruit and Quark pastry!
Raspberry, cherry, peachtheyre all so good.
The pastry in the photo above was ah-mazingflaky sweet pastry, thick Quark, raspberries, and almonds. The Quark really balances out the sweetness from the fruit and glaze. So, so, so good!
With bakeries on every corner in Germany, its super easy to find a pastry to suit your tastes, even if fruit and quark isnt your thing. .
And if you want to try making quick Quark from scratch or delicious German desserts made with Quark,
Best 7 Bakeries That Deliver German Chocolate Cake Nationwide
German chocolate cake is known for its rich custardy coconut pecan filling. Its delicious and has been a highly popular type of cake for decades.
Ive found though that either you LOVE itor its just not for you. The ingredients are a little different than your standard vanilla cake and it has a really unique custardy pecan-coconut combination.
In A Rush?Best budget
There are some excellent German chocolate cake bakeries online that specialize in delivering gourmet German chocolate cake nationwide.
Check out this round up of the best options and choose the one that looks the most delish!
Bake Me A Wish! offers a rich German chocolate cake for delivery.
Its unique mixture is captured perfectly with the rich chocolate cake, coconut, caramel and pecans.
One awesome feature of shopping for a German chocolate cake for delivery at Bake Me A Wish! is that theyll include a really nice gift box for the German chocolate cake.
They also include a complimentary personalized greeting card for an extra touch.
The card even matches the cake gift box.
Everything is packaged in an insulated and cooled styrofoam cooler with dry ice to keep the German chocolate cake cold so it arrives in top condition.
BUY: Check out more information about Bake Me A Wish! and order your own German chocolate cake for delivery on their website here.
Made with Southern flare, this is a 8-inch German chocolate cake thatll serve 10-12 people.
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How We Tested The Grocery Store Cakes
To find the best grocery store cakes, we chose to keep things simple. Testing a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting served as the baseline. Most grocery stores keep round, vanilla celebration cakes in stock, whether displayed in a bakery case or on a table. If they dont have any on hand, theyre quick and convenient to order for pickup.
We called ahead at each store to either order or confirm there would be a cake available, and then we picked up all of the cakes on the same day. They were fresh for the most accurate taste test results.
Each cake was judged based on cake to frosting ratio, cake flavor, cake texture, frosting flavor and frosting texture.
Molly Allen for Taste of Home
German Crumb Cakes & Streusel Cakes
Streuselkuchen is a classic type of German cake that is known for having rich crumb topping.
Its so good, youll want to eat the Streusel all by itself.
Traditional recipes for these cakes are simple, so you can easily make them for your guests or yourself! Pairing these with coffee or tea is pure perfection.
Apple Streusel Cake, for example, is a popular variant with sweet and buttery crumbs on top of cinnamon apples and tender yeast cake. Dont let the 3 layers fool you this is an easy cake to make at home!
Our Signature Cake / Torte Flavours
* Banana Split Moist and rich layers of white truffles, strawberry banana mousse and hazelnut meringue. *Gluten Free option is available upon request
.* Chocolate Elevation Rich dark chocolate layers filled with a chocolate mocha mousse and strawberry sauce and ganache. * Gluten Free option is available upon request.
Chocolate Oblivion Gluten Free! Rich chocolate pate. .
Chocolate Zen Decadent layer of chocolate sponge cake of a rich mousse layer, finished with dark chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Raspberry Fixation Dark and white sponge layers with a chocolate Chambord mousse and hazelnut meringue.
Chocolate Truffle Gluten Free! Truffle layers filled with milk chocolate ganache highlighted with white chocolate design.
Cinnamon On the lighter side, thin layers of cookie softened with a cinnamon mousse.
Lemon Ginger Gluten Free! White layers of cake with whipping cream, lemon curd and a touch of ginger. A must try!
Lemon Raspberry Gluten Free! White torte layers filled with lemon curd and raspberry puree mousse.
Sacrapantina Gluten Free! Eat dessert first with this delicious coffee espresso and chocolate espresso butter cream torte. Crushed amaretti cookies add the perfect balance.* Strawberries and Cream White sponge cake with strawberry mousse. Gluten Free Option: White truffle layers instead of white sponge cake. * Gluten Free option is available upon request.
Many other assorted cake and torte flavours are available upon request.
German Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Today is a special one here at Sweet Cayenne y’all! For starters, we’re talking/looking at/dreaming about and hopefully making plans to make this show-stopping German Chocolate Ice Cream Cake. I’m the lucky person that will actually be eating some – because you know what??? It’s my blogaversary!!!
That’s right, this month is the two-year mark from when I started Sweet Cayenne. It’s gone by SO fast I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the learning process and all that goes into running a blog. There have been good times, bad times, excitement, frustration, small victories, and roadblocks all at the same time. But most importantly, there’s the opportunity to share inspiration, be inspired by others, and make new connections + friendships. And what better way to celebrate all that than with CAKE!!!
If you know anything about me or foods that I can’t live without, you’ll know that my number one, all-time favorite food is ice cream. I’d eat the stuff every day if it was available and sometimes I do eat it every day. Especially during the summertime! I love making ice cream at home, and was thrilled to recently have been offered the chance to try a new DIY ice cream mix from The Curious Creamery.
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