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Chocolate Ice Cream “Hot Dogs” and Cake Fries

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Chocolate Ice Cream “Hot Dogs” and Cake Fries
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Chocolate Ice Cream “Hot Dogs” and Cake Fries

Hot dogs made out of chocolate ice cream and served inside pound cake buns make a cool summer treat.

Ingredients

1.5
quart chocolate ice cream
1
Betty Crocker™ pound cake mix
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2/3
cup water
2
large eggs
Betty Crocker™ decorating icing, red and yellow (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Cut 12 slices of ice cream, 4-inch long by 1-inch wide and 1-inch deep. Cut a piece of plastic wrap and set one ice cream log at one edge. Roll the plastic wrap around the ice cream, rolling and shaping the ice cream into a hot dog shape. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap. Repeat. You’ll have a little excess ice cream.
  • 2 Freeze the ice cream hot dogs for at least 2 hours.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat oven to 325ºF.
  • 4 Spray the 12 cavities in a mini oval snack cake-baking pan with non-stick spray. Also spray 2 mini 5 1/2 x 3-inch loaf pans.
  • 5 Make Betty Crocker Pound Cake batter according to package instructions.
  • 6 Fill each of the 12 snack cake cavities 2/3 full of batter and divide the remaining batter among the loaf pans.
  • 7 Bake for 20-24 minutes until the cakes are light golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • 8 Cool the small cakes in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and set on cooling rack to cool completely. ?Cut the two pound cakes into French fries, using a crinkle cutter or a knife. Drizzle half of the melted butter on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet, set the cake fries on the foil. Drizzle the remaining butter over top.
  • 9 Bake at 325ºF for 15-20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes, until deep golden brown.
  • 10 Cut the cooled snack cakes into hot dog buns.
  • 11 Set one ice cream hot dog inside the bun. If desired, pipe yellow or red frosting on like mustard and ketchup, then serve.
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It looks like a hot dog and fries, but it's cake and ice cream!

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

A not-so "Hot Dog" ice cream treat that's the perfect summertime snack. 

Cool off this summer with some not-so "Hot Dogs". These treats may look like a typical hot dog, but one bite and you'll realize that the dog part is actually ice cream, the buns are pound cake, and the ketchup and mustard are icing!

Just like regular hot dogs, these ice cream sandwiches are portable, which makes them a great summertime treat. Wrap them up and pass them out at your next backyard barbecue, or serve them as a plated dessert with a side of toasted pound cake French fries. Each recipe makes 12 pound cake buns and a side of fries using one oval snack-cake pan. If you have two pans, you can skip the toasted cake fries, and make 18 pound cake buns instead.  


Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

The buns are so simple to make. Just whip up a Betty Crocker Pound Cake Mix.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

Fill the cavities in an oval snack-cake pan two thirds full with the batter. Pour the rest of the batter either in two small loaf pans to make French fries or in another snack-cake pan.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

While the cakes are baking, make your ice cream hot dogs. Making these is quite simple, but it's kind of messy too. You're gonna be licking your fingers a lot as you cut the ice cream into hot dog size rectangles. The ice cream in the carton is a bit longer than you'll need, so you'll have little ice cream scraps that you can eat as you work. Once you wash your sticky fingers, cut pieces of plastic wrap, set the ice cream rectangles on them, wrap them up, and twist the ends. Roll the ice cream until it becomes hot dog shaped, then pop them in the freezer for at least two hours.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

When the cakes are done baking, allow them to cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan. You may need to run a plastic spatula around the edge of each cake to loosen them.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

If you chose to make French fries, cut the two loaf cakes into French fry-size strips using a knife or a crinkle cutter.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

Toss them in melted butter and bake them until golden brown.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

Before you serve the ice cream sandwiches, cut slits in the cakes so they look like hot dog buns.

  

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

Unwrap an ice cream hot dog and set it in a bun, then add some icing ketchup and mustard.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream "Hot Dogs" and Cake Fries

These ice cream sandwiches taste great with a nice soft cake, but are also good with frozen cake. So, you can assemble them and wrap them in plastic wrap and keep them in the freezer until you want a snack!

 

Beth happily spends her days creating fun food and handmade chocolate and enjoys sharing step-by-step tutorials with her readers on her blog, Hungry Happenings. Be sure to check out her profile to see all the other festive foods she's made for Tablespoon.com.

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Tips  

You can make these ahead: Assemble the hot dog ice cream sandwiches, wrap them each in plastic wrap and freeze for up to a month.

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