This Ultimate Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cake is super easy to throw together and makes a great customizable dessert for summer parties!
Well, friends, chock this one up to another case of “can’t leave well enough alone.” I should have been satisfied with finding my new favorite quick and easy fudgy homemade brownies. But one doesn’t just find an awesome brownie recipe and then not do anything with it, right? Right?! Or is this just me? Wait…don’t answer that.
The good news is my inability to leave well enough alone paid off big time with this Ultimate Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cake.
Guys, this is summer in cake form. It’s birthday parties. Paper Plates. Catching Fireflies. Feet up and sweet tea in hand.
This is what you eat after polishing off a perfectly charred hot dog with a side of potato salad and juicy watermelon.
It’s just plain happy clappy sweet summer fun.
I mean, SPRINKLES. It doesn’t get more fun than sprinkles and brownie ice cream cake.
We already know how good these one bowl brownies are. Deep, dark, fudgy, chewy. Now just imagine said brownies covered in creamy ice cream, sprinkles, and a swirl of chocolate and caramel sauce. Yeah, it’s good.
Like so many recipes, this one has an easy way and a hard way.
The easy way is to go to the store and load up on all the goodies: brownies, a tub of ice cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, peanuts, and whatever other fun toppings you can dream up. If you go this route, the recipe takes approximately 5.8 minutes to throw together. You simply layer the brownies and the ice cream in a loaf pan and freeze. Top with all your favorites. Done.
The harder way is to make everything from scratch. The brownies, the chocolate syrup, the caramel, heck you can even make your own sprinkles (<<<WHAT?? I know!!).
As usual, I took the middle of the road path. I made the homemade fudgy brownies (you’ll only need about 2/3 of the pan…I trust you can figure out what to do with the leftovers), whipped up my absolute favorite salted caramel sauce, and bought everything else.
You go whatever route works for you (though I do have to put in a strong word for the brownies. They’re ridiculously easy to make and delicious. And the caramel sauce is so good I give it as Christmas gifts!)
This cake is such a great option for parties, as everyone can choose their own toppings to create their own ultimate sundae. I have visions of an adorable ice cream sundae bar in your future! Just slice up the cake and let people top it with their favorites. Feel free to experiment with different sauces (strawberry would be lovely) or load up on whipped cream and maraschino cherries. Make it your own, and be on your way to the ultimate summer dessert experience.
For the brownies: (Alternatively, use store bought or box mix brownies)
For the cake:
To assemble the cake:
Recipe by Neighborfood