7 Layer Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Recipe by JustaQT
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • Trace an 8-inch circle on a piece of waxed paper, using a cake pan as a guide.
  • Place on a stack of 6 more pieces waxed paper.
  • Using the traced circle as a guide, cut through all pieces of paper, giving you 7 waxed paper rounds.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Have 2 cookie sheets and an 8-inch spring form pan ready.
  • Brownie Layers: Whisk cocoa, water, egg and vanilla in a small bowl until blended and smooth.
  • In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter and sugar about 3 minutes until pale and fluffy.
  • Beat in cocoa mixture (batter may look curdled) with mixer on low speed; gradually add flour until well blended (batter will be very stiff).
  • Spread the 7 rounds of waxed paper out on countertop.
  • Drop a level 1/3-cup batter in center of each round.
  • Divide remaining 1/3-cup batter between rounds (about 2 t each).
  • Moisten a cookie sheet with water.
  • Place 2 waxed paper rounds on sheet (the water will stop them from slipping).
  • Spread batter almost to edges of rounds.
  • Bake 8 minutes or until surface looks dry and set but is slightly springy to the touch.
  • (While first batch bakes, spread out batter for next 2 layers.) Cool baked layers on cookie sheet on wire rack 3 minutes.
  • Put layers on waxed paper on a wire rack.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Bake and cool remaining layers.
  • Meanwhile, line spring form pan with plastic wrap, letting enough wrap extend about sides of pan to cover top when filled.
  • Peel waxed paper off cooled brownie layers.
  • Place 1 layer in bottom of pan.
  • Spread evenly with 1-cup ice cream.
  • Top with another brownie layer, then another cup ice cream.
  • Repeat with 5 more brownie layer and the ice cream, ending with a brownie layer on top.
  • Fold plastic wrap over top and freeze at least 8 hours or wrap airtight and freeze up to 1 month.
  • To serve: Remove sides of pan and peel plastic wrap down from sides.
  • Lift cake off plastic wrap onto serving plate.