Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream

Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream | Playful Cooking

Smooth and silky melting in mouth with the delicious combination of this Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream is a summer treat you cannot miss. The ice cream happened by accident! Goal was to make an ice cream cake, that sadly didn’t set as I hoping it would. So I just mushed it all up and made ice cream instead. Well, some cooking accidents leads to best treats.

Ever since I stepped into the world of motherhood, I have absolutely lost track of date and time. Morning, noon or night, all means the same to me. Days just come and goes by in a jiffy. Few nights back, as the pages of the calendar flipped from April to May, I suddenly realized that an important date was missed. I double-checked and yes, I definitely missed it.

My Blog Anniversary!

Butterscotch | Playful Cooking

It was about two and half years back when I started sharing my recipes with the world through my blog Sunshine And Smile. And on 28th of April last year, I gave it a new name – Playful Cooking. You can read about it from here and here.

From then to now, so much has transformed. This blog has improved my cooking ability, made me explore the culinary world in a much more exciting way and also helped me step me into photography. A hobby that started to pass time after quitting job has now become my passion. The blog has not only kept me busy, it also made me more creative and gave me tons of friends. I am forever thankful to my friend Deepa and my husband, Arvind, for motivating me to start the blog and you guys to help me keep it running.

Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream | Playful Cooking

I miss sharing recipes as frequently as I used to do in the past. As you can understand, life’s priority has changed and I am hoping some day in future, making more time for my blog would become easier for me.

Every celebration calls for a sweet treat and what I have for you today is perfect for the season.

How I made the chocolate cake butterscotch ice cream

The chocolate cake butterscotch ice cream happened without any plan. It was the result of an ice cream cake that I had prepared for my husband on his birthday. If you know me, you will know that I am not much of an ice cream fan. My husband, on the other hand, can survive on it! Butterscotch is his absolute favorite flavor. So, I baked a thin layer of chocolate cake and topped with home made butter scotch ice cream. I kept it for a long time but it didn’t set good enough for a neat slice. So, we figured it’s best way to enjoy it would be to mash it up and relish it as ice cream.

Trust me it was a very clever decision!

Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream | Playful Cooking

Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream | Playful Cooking

Texture of the Ice Cream

It has the smooth creamy butter scotch ice cream and in between we were getting the cake bites, giving a beautiful balance of texture. The taste was amazing and we loved it.

What goes in the chocolate cake butterscotch ice cream

The Chocolate Cake: The cake is a simple egg cake with cocoa powder. Nothing fancy but gave the perfect crumb.

The Butterscotch Ice Cream: I used butter scotch chocolate chips, mixed with egg custard and churned the way it should be.

Individually, both the cake and the ice cream tastes amazing, but together it tasted divine!

Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream | Playful Cooking

Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream


for the Chocolate Cake

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

for the Butterscotch Ice cream

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips


for the Chocolate Cake

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk egg with sugar. Add milk, oil and warm water to that and give a whisk. Pour the dry ingredients to wet ingredients bowl and give it a mix. Pour it in a 6-inch round baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Once the cake is cooled completely, crumble it and keep it aside.

for the Butterscotch Ice Cream

  1. Whisk egg yolks with sugar until it's smooth.
  2. In a saucepan, pour cream and bring it almost boil. Add butterscotch chips and stir until it's all mixed together. Add vanilla extract to the saucepan.
  3. Now, pour 1/2 cup of the butterscotch cream mixture to the egg mixture, whisking at the same time. Next pour the egg mixture back to the saucepan containing the butterscotch mixture and give it a stir. Put it back on stove and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until it looks thick like custard.
  4. Once done, let it cool completely at room temperature, and then refrigerate it overnight.
  5. Finally churn it in the ice cream machine along with the chocolate cake crumble.


Chocolate Cake Butterscotch Ice Cream | Playful Cooking

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  • Lail | With A Spin
    Lail | With A Spin
    May 18, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Scrumptious flavors. Belated happy blog anniversary. Totally understand how an infant can change priorities. Enjoy motherhood, every bit of it!

  • Alanna
    May 18, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Happy belated blogiversary! How amazing are these photos?! That ice cream looks and sounds insane.

  • Angie
    May 19, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Chocolate cake in ice cream…what a fabulous idea! It looks scrumptious too.

  • jehanne
    May 19, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    this looks decadent, and much needed for a Monday!

  • Archana
    May 19, 2014 at 5:36 AM

    Lovely flavor combination! Gorgeous clicks!

  • Soma
    May 19, 2014 at 6:34 AM

    Your blog can wait and your readers will definitely wait. As Lali said, enjoy each and every moment now…he will be a grown up before you know. Happy anniversary to Playful cooking.

  • Abigail
    May 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    I love your photography style! Looks so fresh and inviting.

    I love making homemade ice cream and recently i scored some ice cream containers at home goods! they were like $6 and had rubber tops. work amazing!

  • Kulsum
    May 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Gorgeous Kankana 🙂 I know everyone said it but time does fly! Enjoy every bit of it xx

  • usha
    May 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    oh this looks gorgeous and your styling & pictures are mind boggling—well done

  • cheri
    May 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Happy Anniversary, your pictures are just amazing, you really are talented. Enjoy your little one!

  • Kelly
    May 19, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    What gorgeous photos! That butterscotch ice cream sounds divine, definitely something I will have to try sometime!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 19, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Happy blog anniversary, your ice cream looks divine!

  • Joyti
    May 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Your new-found busyness is completely understandable (and wonderful!).

    The ice cream look delicious. Happy blogoversary!

  • ami@naivecookcooks
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    May 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Gorgeous photos and great ice cream recipe!

  • Rosa
    May 23, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    Happy Bloganniversary and to many many more! Gorgeous pictures and wonderful ice cream.

    Enjoy your motherhood!



  • IshitaUnblogged
    June 9, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Happy Belated Blog anniversary… Beautiful pictures, delicious recipes. I can see how motherhood has sweetened your recipes even further.Good wishes always. I am sharing a link with you on Twitter:)

  • Shumaila The Novice
    Shumaila The Novice
    June 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Happy Belated Blog Anniversary! Yes priorities have changed but only for the better and I am sure soon you will find a balance and get back to blogging and sharing your wonderful recipes with us. Gorgeous clicks as always Kankana 🙂

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