Ice Cream Brownie Layer cake

Layers of fudgy brownie, sandwiched between vanilla ice cream and smothered in drippy mocha ganache – everyone will go crazy when you bring this out to the table! It’s easy to prepare ahead too.

1 hour + freezing
30 min


  1. 250g dark cooking chocolate
  2. 250g unsalted butter
  3. 1 ¼ cup plain flour, sifted
  4. 1/3 cup dutch process cocoa
  5. 1/4 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
  6. 1 cup light brown sugar
  7. 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  8. 4 eggs, lightly whisked
Ice Cream
  1. 600ml thickened cream
  2. 395ml can sweetened condensed milk
  3. 2 tsp Queen Madagascan Vanilla Bean Paste
  1. 600ml thickened cream
  2. 200g dark cooking chocolate
  3. Dr. Oetker Polka Dots and Hundreds & Thousands


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160 degrees C, grease and line 2 x 20cm cake tins with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    In a large microwave safe jug, melt butter and chocolate at 30 second intervals, stirring well in between until completely melted. In a separate bowl, add sifted flour, cocoa and Baking Powder with brown sugars. Add eggs, melted chocolate and whisk until well combined. Pour into prepared tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until an inserted skewer has only a few damp crumbs attached. This will ensure your brownie is moist in the centre, but not gooey.

  3. Step 3

    Allow to cool completely, then prepare ice cream. Whip cream and Vanilla Bean Paste until stiff peaks form, then fold through condensed milk until combined.

  4. Step 4

    Line round cake tins again, this time with plastic wrap. Place a brownie layer in the base of each tin. Pour half of the ice cream mixture on top of each brownie in the cake tin. Tap gently to level out and place into freezer overnight to set.

  5. Step 5

    When ready to assemble, prepare ganache. Microwave 300ml cream and 200g chocolate for 30 second intervals, stir well in between until chocolate is completely melted. Mix well and cool to room temperature.

  6. Step 6

    Remove cake tins from freezer and lift cakes out via holding plastic wrap. Place one cake on a plate, brownie side down, stacking the second on top. If the layers of ice cream are uneven, use a hot, dry knife to even. Spoon cooled ganache over top of cake to create drips that run down the sides.

  7. Step 7

    In a large bowl, whip remaining cream until medium peaks form. Add to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip, pipe rosettes of cream around the top of cake. Sprinkle generously and serve immediately, or, place in freezer until ready to serve.

The piped cream rosettes will freeze solid, so if preparing ahead, pipe cream when ready to serve.