This was a real treat! The ice cream cake was still soft even though it was in the freezer. Amazing!
Mis en place
Eggs and chocolate.
Ready to bake.
I cut it in half and stuck it in the freezer (rack and all) so it would be easier to work with.
Cherry chocolate chunk ice cream.
I used parve Ice cream so I could eat this after the cholent. I was not up for experimenting with the creation of home-made parve ice cream. I'll have to browse through erstwhile HCB Shoshana's recipes next time...
Wrapped in plastic and in a cake pan to keep the cakes shape (so the ice cream does not spread all over.)
Instead of using a double boiler I simply put this bowl with the chocolate on a warm part of the stovetop and wait 10-15 minutes or so for it to melt.
Mix in the coco powder.
Vroom! I used 99% Sharffen Berger. Oh Man! What a revelation. Now that's what chocolate is supposed to taste like!
I made this in a regular 9x2 cake pan and figured I would just do the sandwich version. Since I messed up in cutting the cake and sort of cut the cake closer down to the bottom, it cake out more like the cake version. In all honesty, I do not see the difference between the two versions or understand why this should be made in a special larger cake pan.