It's been kind of quite on the blog lately. Sorry about that. I went out of town on a mini vacation to Wilmington/Carolina Beach for a few days and since I've been back I've been playing catch up on e-mails and work. I swear, sometimes I need a vacation from my vacation and about two weeks to play catch up.
Also, if you e-mailed me or commented about my PCOS post, I'm still sifting through e-mails! I promise you that I am not ignoring you. I had no idea that people would respond they way they did! Thank you all so much for your support!
When we were in Wilmington we stopped by Brusters one night for some ice cream after spending the day at the Azalea Festival.
I got a small scoop of Chocolate Marshmallow (which I'm totally recreating for the blog asap!) and Nikki got a Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae! After one taste I remembered that I had made this Hot Fudge Cake Ice Cream Sundae for the blog!
Then last night Crystal came by to pick up the girls (we did a little baby sitting so that her and her hubby could go out to dinner for their anniversary) she mentioned how they had tried to go get dessert at a local ice cream shop but that they were all out of her favorite (the hot fudge cake sundae!)! After that I knew that I had to get this on the blog right away!
The warm chocolate cake and rich hot fudge in the bottom of this freezing dessert is just perfect with the smooth vanilla bean ice cream!
Plus, that warm chocolate cake /cupcake has an amazing, dreamy chocolaty center!
But how does one get the "liquid chocolate gold" into the center of the cupcake or cake?
There are two options.
You can either add a little scoop of chocolate frosting to each cupcake batter well right before you bake it and then bake as normal or you can add the chocolate centers after you bake them.
I went with the second option.
With this method that I used here you don't have to make tons of ice cream sundaes right away. You can store the cupcakes and then heat and stuff as needed....I mean unless you want to eat 24 Hot Fudge Cake Ice Cream Sundaes at once. haha I mean who am I to judge? ;)
So what I do is, after I've baked my cupcakes (once they're cool enough to touch but still hot) I carefully cut the center from the cupcake.
You can either use a little knife or a cupcake corer like the one I used in the photo.
Remove a chunk of the center.
Add in about 1/2 or 1/4 of a teaspoon of chocolate frosting to the center of the cupcake.
Then close the cupcake back up. The heat from the cupcake will melt the frosting!
Place that cupcake into the bottom of your glass (or bowl) and build your Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundae on top of it!
Now yes, Hot Fudge Cake Ice Cream Sundaes are perfect for a hot summer's day or a warm spring evening, but to be honest, I'd eat this all year long!
I'm dying to try my hand at making some more ice cream flavors and ice cream sundaes at home! I've got Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes and Turtle Sundaes on the brain along with homemade ice cream flavors like the chocolate marshmallow, chocolate mudslide and homemade peppermint patty ice cream!