This is a fabulous cake for children (and adults) of all ages. I made it for my brother's 21st birthday and he loved it. It's easy to make, tastes great, and leftovers store easy (if there are any). It's also so original and unique that it will astonish everyone you serve it to. It's impossible not to be impressed with a cake like this!
- * In addition to the ingredients above, you will need 1 12 x 9-inch aluminum lasagna pan and plastic seran wrap.
- ** Although crushed walnuts, chocolate chunks, and assorted candies are listed as ingredients, this part is up to your discretion and your artistic expertise.
- Shape the aluminum lasagna pan into a cone that will fit the amount of ice cream necessary for this mountain cake. You will probably need to do some cutting and I admit to using duct tape on the outside to seal it. Be careful you don't cut yourself!
- Cover the inside of the pan with plastic seran wrap for easy cake removal.
- Spoon about 1/2 of the ice cream into a bowl, using a pastry cutter mash it up with about 2 Tablespoons milk to a thick milkshake-like consistency. Repeat. Pour the "batter" into your cone shaped cake pan, lodge safely in freezer.
- Mash up the Oreos, and pat onto the open end of your cake (this is the base of the mountain).
- Allow for the cake to freeze at least 1 hour, and I wouldn't recommend more than 6-8.
- When the cake is ready to be served, whip the cream.
- Put the cake on a platter, pour the cream on the "peak." Sprinkle mountain peak with chocolate chunks and crushed walnuts.
- Place gummy candies artistically around mountain- serve!
- **Optional: for some extra pizazz, use a warm egg shell half, fill it with about 1 tablespoon of brandy, and place on the peak of the cake. Light it for a FLAMING mountain ice cream cake.
- ***I posted this recipe as gluten-free, which is incorrect because of the oreos, and I apologize. For a gluten free version, you could substitute with crunched up sweetened rice cakes, or you could just leave out that part completely. Sorry for the inconvenience -- I'm not sure how to change that mistake.
Lieutenant Ducky, I so enjoyed reading this recipe and appreciate your creativity. I especially liked your instructions on how to use a lasagna pan to create a mountain and your eggshell for flaming mountain idea. No wonder your brother loved the cake! Lieutenant Ducky, I have added you to my favorites - I cannot wait to read about your future creations. Thank you for sharing with us. ...if I ever need to make an ice cream mountain, I know exactly which recipe I will use - YOURS!