Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ice Cream Cake Hearts

 This dessert is very simple to make. I purchased some Kane heart-shaped chocolate cups, and filled them with a mixture of pound cake, ice-cream and chocolate whipped cream. These can be made ahead and kept frozen, making them the perfect ending to a Valentine's Day meal!

1 box of  Kane Candy Heart Cups(4 per box)
pound cake(homemade or store-bought)
vanilla or chocolate ice cream
1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
chocolate syrup

 Place the chocolate cups on a plate or platter. Using a 1-1/2 to 2 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut heart shapes out of 4 slices of pound cake.Carefully place a  cake heart inside each chocolate heart.

  Slightly soften the ice-cream. Using a medium size scoop, gently press down the ice-cream with a spoon, and then cut out a heart shape using the same heart-shaped cookie cutter. Carefully place the ice-cream on top of the pound cake in each chocolate heart.
   Place the hearts in the freezer while making the whipped cream. In the bowl of your mixer, whip the cream, sugar, vanilla, and about 1/4 c. of chocolate syrup. Whip until creamy but thick and stable. Place the cream in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, and decorate the top of each heart. Garnish with sprinkles or shaved chocolate. Enjoy immediately, or keep frozen until ready to use.

Kane candy cups can be purchased at www.amazon.com , and come in a variety of shapes. They also come with the chocolate curls for garnish.

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