ICE-CREAM BOMB: MINIMUM EFFORT MAXIMUM SATISFACTION CAKE

I am not a cake person.
I will always be far more tempted by some cheese as dessert than with a sweet treat. Mr B is like me so we are that couple that always forgets the dessert when we have people over. We are all about the starters and main courses.

An amazing Ice-cream bomb @ OrganisingChaosblog

Since we’ve had kids, we have realised that IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE to celebrate certain events without cake. Kids seem to have an extra chromosome that determines that a celebration is not a celebration without a cake. The cake chromosome affects people differently depending on their genetic background and some people even lose it when the reach maturity but, in others, it only gets stronger.

As yesterday we celebrated Mr B’s birthday and Sunday is Big Monkey’s birthday too, I have been and will be making cakes. OK, let’s call spade spade. I am ASSEMBLING cakes.

My “regular” cakes are those that involve some melting at most and some assembly. But that doesn’t mean that they are boring or look terrible. Oh no! they are cool! and it’s not me saying that. All the under 10 kids are saying. Cool, I’ll tell you.

Ingredients for an ice-cream bombICE-CREAM BOMB

2/3 chocolate Swiss-rolls
1 kg of vanilla ice-cream
2-3 bags of Maltesers
Medium size see-through bowl
Cling-film

Get the ice-cream out of the freezer for at least 10 minutes before you are ready to assemble the cake. We need the ice-cream to be smooth and manageable.
Cover the inside of the bowl with cling-film. This will help to get it out of the bowl later on without any drama.

How to make an easy cake @ OrganisingChaosBlog
Cut the Swiss-rolls into 1 cm slices and start covering the inside of the bowl with it. Starting from the middle and working your way out in rows. Squeeze the Swiss-roll slices into the gaps, , make sure not to leave big gaps between the slices.

Once the inside of the bowl has been covered, fill half of the semi-circle with the vanilla ice-cream, add a layer of Maltesers and finish it off with another layer of ice-cream.Cover the bowl and put in the freezer.
Ice-cream bomb @ OrganisingChaosblog
Take it 10 minutes before you are ready to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and flip it onto a plate. The cling film should help you peel it off the bowl with ease. Watch the little faces light with delight as they find the Maltesers hidden in the ice-cream. 

Prepare an easy and amazing Ice-Cream Bomb @ OrganisingChaosBlog
You wanted cake? That’s a cake with an impact and a surprise!
Minimum effort, maximum satisfaction cake. A go-to-in-case-of-emergency-cake.

Yum!

Chaotic ItziOCB

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

Happy Monday lovely people?
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a fabulous one, enjoying meals with friends, hanging out and playing with the kids.
As my wrist is still very sore, I have been trying to cook meals that didn’t require much chopping or peeling so not to strain it. I am going to need more easy recipes for this week until my wrist gets stronger but I need something warm and comforting to battle this cold week ahead,

This Roast Carrot & Fennel soup is definitely on my list for the week
Roast carrot & fennel soup

This Huevos Rotos are one of my favourite one pot comfort food. This is my dinner tonight.
huevos rotos

These mini omelettes are perfect for lunch and I can get Mr B to do the chopping in advance.
OMELET-BREAKFAST-BITES

Curries always make wonderful one pot wonder dinners and they are perfect for these cold days.
Laksa

This Steak & Guinness pie has been on my list to make for too long. This week looks like it will finally happen.Steak and Guinness Pie

Have a great week, stay warm and take it easy. There is another week after this one!
Chaotic Itzi