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what to cake to pair with brownie ice cream

jalapenocheese Jul 5, 2011 04:30 PM

Hi there I am having some colleagues over for ice cream and I was wondering what cake would go well with homemade brownie ice cream (I used the brownie recipe i found on Leite's Culinaria). it's delicious on its own! Or do you think a simple chocolate syrup should be fine with it? Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

  1. chowser Jul 6, 2011 05:35 AM

    Elvis cake (banana cake, chocolate chips, peanut butter frosting):


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      Luna2372 Jul 7, 2011 12:19 AM

      perfect ...if it had bacon sprinkles.

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        chowser Jul 7, 2011 04:56 AM

        Good thinking! Oh, candied bacon would be a perfect addition to it, too.

    2. Emme Jul 5, 2011 07:35 PM

      since you have essentially a cake incorporated into the cream, i'd maybe suggest doing something that has a contrasting texture and complementary flavor... like peanut brittle or grilled peaches or maybe some crispier (maybe) macaroons... fruit is a great suggestion above... fresh raspberries... i'm having a harder time pairing in my head because the cake is already *in* the ice cream :)

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        maxie Jul 5, 2011 07:01 PM

        Chocolate ice cream sandwich wafers filled with the brownie ice cream, with crushed candied peanuts applied to the ice cream sides served with caramel dipping sauce.

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          Luna2372 Jul 5, 2011 07:04 PM

          I think that sounds divine!

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            trolley Jul 5, 2011 07:40 PM

            i like the cookie idea. sounds like you want to showcase the ice cream so i wouldn't do anything too elaborate to take away from the ice cream. how about tuiles and salted caramel sauce and a raspberry sauce? i don't know where you are but i just got a basket of olallieberries and made great sauce.
            i don't think you need a frosted cake but that's just me. but depends on what you're going for.

          2. David11238 Jul 5, 2011 06:39 PM

            I'd go with a pineapple filled cake. Vanilla frosting. Maybe balsamic vinegar as the sauce/topping? Except I would put it on the side and let people decide if they want it on the cake & ice cream. You will have a lot going on.

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            1. re: David11238
              Luna2372 Jul 5, 2011 06:46 PM

              Banana Walnut with carmel.

              Or hazelnut torte with salted dark chocolate.

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              chefathome Jul 5, 2011 06:37 PM

              Raspberry coulis would also be nice with the ice cream and pound cake. Love the caramel idea, too. I would make it salted caramel just because that is my personal taste.

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                mscoffee1 Jul 5, 2011 05:58 PM

                Is the ice cream itself chocolate? How about a pound cake? Chocolate sauce would be good or caramel maybe?

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                  jalapenocheese Jul 5, 2011 06:35 PM

                  no the ice cream is vanilla with brownie bits in it. Yeah I was thinking about doing a caramel sauce to go with it.

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                    Caitlin McGrath Jul 5, 2011 06:49 PM

                    I bet a raspberry sauce would be good with that, too. You could make a couple of sauces and let people choose, or add whipped cream and nuts for sundaes.

                    ETA: I didn't refresh before posting, so echoed the post below about raspberry.

                2. Cynsa Jul 5, 2011 05:16 PM

                  banana cake or, banana-peanut butter cake... pumpkin walnut cake... orange polenta cake
                  Yum... brownie ice cream with chopped peanuts and a cherry sauce with whipped cream ... banana split sundae

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