Cake Boss GIVEAWAY and Espresso Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches (GF)

This entry is part 245 of 276 in the series Chocolate Mondays

Espresso Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Last month the good folks at Cake Boss put out the word that they were looking for recipes to feature their products for a marketing campaign. It was going to be called #SummerSundae. Gee, great baking equipment, good people to work with, and the requirement to include ice cream? Oh yeah, they had me at Hello. :-) 

So I started thinking about things I could make with ice cream, wanting to create a dessert that could be customized easily, making it perfect for any occasion. Something fun and festive. And of course it needs to be gluten-free. Hmmm, what would I make?

I thought brownies would be perfect for ice cream sandwiches. Beautiful triangles of fudgy, chocolate-packed goodness combined with cold luscious ice cream is a heavenly match. You can use any flavor ice cream that you like, and this time the Caramel Swirl was calling my name!

Espresso Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Use the parchment paper to help lift the brownies out of the pan.

For this recipe I used two 8-inch square pans. I was able to easily cut the brownies into quarters and then each quarter in half to create eight perfect triangles. They were so rich that next time I will cut each triangle in half to create 16 smaller sandwiches. These would be adorable and perfect for smaller appetites, ladies luncheons or baby/wedding showers. They would also be great on a dessert buffet if you can keep them cold.

As expected, I loved the Cake Boss baking pans. I have enjoyed other products of theirs in the past and these were just as great. They are strong with no chance of warping. Made of heavy aluminum, they are resistant to rusting and are sturdy enough to handle even the heaviest recipes like lasagna. You are definitely going to love these pans!

Espresso Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

The pans are so efficient in transferring heat that your baked goods may take a touch less time to fully bake. Watch things carefully toward the end and pull the pans out as soon as they are close to finished. They will continue to cook with the residual heat of the pans. You don’t want to risk overcooking and getting dried out baked goods.

You can make the components ahead and then set out all the fixin’s and let each person make their own, choosing the flavor of ice cream and which decorations they want to use. I had coconut, sliced almonds, chocolate chunks, chopped chocolate covered toffee, and colorful sprinkles. Very festive and most definitely fun! Espresso Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

And here is the best part … Cake Boss has offered to send a set of the same pans I used to one lucky winner! The winner will receive their 3-Piece Professional Square Cake Pan Set and one 8-inch Professional Square Cake Pan so you can easily make my recipe (I used two 8-inch square pans). The set contains one each 10-inch, 8-inch, and 6-inch square baking pans. Combined these pans are a $50 value! If you have always wanted to make a tiered cake, now you’ll have the pans to do it!

Espresso Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

You can win these pans plus an extra 8-inch square pan to make this recipe!

To enter the contest, follow the directions below. It is easy and a lot of fun. To get the recipe head over to Cake Boss’ page. The Pinterest photo is here. Also be sure to check out their Pinterest page and see all the beautiful creations by other food writers and recipe developers!

Good luck in the Giveaway and Happy Chocolate Monday!

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  1. says

    Brownies are most definitely my families favorite thing made in cake pans. And yours sure look perfect! My son has been bugging me to let him make a cake with fondant. If I won these pans, I might have to do that with him in honor of Cake Boss. 😉

  2. says

    I’m not sure I’m ready to start trying tiered cakes, but it would be fun to try :) For the right occasion, of course.

  3. says

    Woohoo! I bake a ton during the school year for our dorm boys, so I know I would put them to good use with brownies, cakes, and other delicious treats.

  4. Samantha says

    My kids would go crazy for this recipe, I love that you can customize it with the toppings, I would go for the coconut and my daughter would hands down go for the colored sprinkles. I would make this in a heartbeat.

    • Jane Bonacci says

      These are the perfect dessert to make with kids Samantha. They will LOVE being able to choose their own ice cream flavor and decorations. Enjoy!!

  5. Lindsay Lee says

    Umm these brownie ice cream sandwiches for sure! YUM these look amazing!!!

    • Jane Bonacci says

      Thanks Lindsay! I loved making them and I hope you do too. Good luck with the Giveaway!

    • Jane Bonacci says

      I know how you feel Jill, but if you try, eventually you will get them all made, LOL! :-)

    • Jane Bonacci says

      Thank you dear Kate. You could make yours with frozen dairy-free ice cream! Hugs!!

    • Jane Bonacci says

      Oh my, Yum! Blueberry Buckle is such a classic. I might have to invite myself over for supper, LOL!

  6. Margot C says

    At first I thought ‘brownies’ (and that’s bound to happen), but what about a three tiered rectangular cake!