A Hazelnut Brownie Ice Cream Cake


I adore brownies and always have them with some ice cream, so I felt a cake combined with both elements would be just great!  So here you have a brownie based sponge with ice cream in the middle.  Please feel free to add any type of nut or even extra chocolate if you wish.


Have a stunning day!  And enjoy! Much love D x



60g hazelnuts roughly chopped, some whole
60g self raising flour
130g caster sugar
50g cocoa powder
30g brown sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
⅓ cup milk + 40g milk chocolate melted
1 cup melted butter/low fat baking spread
3 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

Vanilla ice cream



• Preheat oven to 180°c, grease and line two 20cm diameter cake pans

• Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl or food processor

• Add all the wet ingredients, mix well and stir in half of the hazlenuts



• Divide the mixture between the two pans, scatter over the rest of the hazelnuts and bake for 20-25 until a skewer comes out clean when poked



• Leave in the pan to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack


• When completely cool take one brownie half and spread on whipped ice cream and sandwich with the other half




• I like my ice cream soft and runny but you could set it in the freezer before serving


123 thoughts on “A Hazelnut Brownie Ice Cream Cake

  1. Rich and chocolatey indeed! Love the addition of the hazelnuts and what a great idea to make an ice cream sandwich out of the brownies! I must try this…lovely 🙂

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  3. Did someone say ice cream cake? Oh, it was you, Dimple, should have known. You always, always, make food that makes people drool. This, by the way, is going to get me in trouble the whole day. It’s not like you can see this and forget about it, you know. 🙂

  4. Oh my! This just looks too over the top! I know I am a bit late to the party, but can I pay you to send me over a cake? ….Well, maybe the ice-cream won’t make it as far as Canada. Maybe you can make it for us again some time, Dimple?

  5. This looks sooo delicious. Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog recipe, Red Pepper, Tomato and Kidney Bean Soup! I’d far rather have this though! 🙂

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