Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake

This decadent ice-cream cake is a mint chocolate lover's dream! Top layers of creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream and devil's food chocolate cake with a rich chocolate ganache, whipped cream, and chocolate mints. Everything about this ice-cream cake says summer – from the burst of refreshing mint to the pretty green tint to the luxe chocolate ganache. A statement dessert like Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake doesn't last long on the table, and everyone will want a second slice. The beauty of this Southern sweet is that it looks much more impressive than the amount of work you'll put into it. Plus, you can make the whole cake ahead of your event or party, and then freeze it until you're ready to serve. Simply pull it out of the freezer and add the chocolate mint garnish for an elegant touch.

To start this recipe, you'll need to prepare the devil's food chocolate cake layers. We've shown our favorite recipe for this oh-so-chocolatey cake in the video above, but, if you're pressed for time – we won't blame you if you need to pick up a few boxed cake mixes. Once your layers are baked, it's all about assembling. Smooth your mint chocolate chip ice cream over each chocolate cake layer in a springform pan, making sure that the ice cream extends to the very edges. Then, sprinkle on crushed chocolate wafers. Repeat this process until you've built the whole, stately cake. Take the springform pan and pop it into the freezer for at least eight hours, so that your cake holds together. When you're ready to bring it out of the freezer, top your Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake with our luxurious chocolate ganache and some freshly whipped cream. Garnish the cake with crème de menthe chocolate mints, such as Andes, and some fresh mint sprigs.

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