Toasty-Yay Non-Dairy Dreamy Ice Cream Cake
I want to start off by saying, I have dreamt of this dessert since my first bite of a Toasty-yay. I underestimated this cookie. When I heard the Girl Scouts were getting rid of Thanks-a-lots and replacing them with a “French Toast Inspired Cookie” I was devastated. I think the Thanks-a-lots were an underrated cookie for sure. It was the perfect proportion of shortbread and chocolate. One was enough to curb that chocolate craving – especially if you kept them in the freezer, to be replaced by a cookie inspired by a breakfast food. A cookie that did not have any chocolate. I already knew I was going to be disappointed; boy was I wrong. It tastes exactly like a dunkaroo, how could you not instantly fall in love. I do not even miss the chocolate.
I knew I wanted to make an epic dessert inspired by these cookies. H loves an Ice Cream Cake for her birthday. Which I happily make, and then watch her devour and I can’t even have a bite, pure torture. Lightbulb went off, Non-Dairy Ice Cream Cake; Ohh My! Now I can handle butter, and I use it in almost every meal, that does not upset my belly. But you can make this cake completely vegan by swapping coconut Oil for butter; and for the eggs- use ½ chia eggs, and ½ applesauce.
**Note:: I am not a baker; I can bake, but I like to cheat by using a box of mix and jazzing it up. **
**Also Important to Notice my helper being the goodest of girls, supervising the process**
For the Cake:
· Read the back of the box but add 1 extra egg, substitute coconut milk for the milk, and replace the vegetable oil with double the amount of melted butter. Once the butter is melted, add 1 tsp of Cinnamon, 1 tsp of Vanilla and 1 Tbl of Maple Syrup.
· Line an 8” cake pan with parchment or wax paper for easy removal and butter the sides
· I am only using one layer of cake for this recipe; so along with the 8” cake, the batter filled 8 cupcakes
· Once cooked and cooled, use a serrated knife to even out the top.
This is when I realized I had no cake stand, so I searched my house for supplies to make one
Glass Jar, Old Cookie Tray, Hot Glue & Spray paint
Back to the Cake:
· Spread a thin layer of Cocowhip on the cooled cake
· Crush 8-10 Cookies in a bag with a rolling pin (I cut a hole in the corner of the bag for easy use)
· Spread a layer of cookies on the Cocowhip and Freeze
· While the cake is freezing, take out nondairy Ice cream to soften
· Once soft (Not Melted) add to a bowl with 2 Tbl of Nondairy Milk (I Used SoDelicious Unsweetened Vanilla) Beat with beaters or whisk until it feels like soft serve. I then added a little cinnamon and beat on slow for another minute.
· Using the whole pint, spread an even layer on the whole cake & freeze
· Once frozen, spread a thin layer of Cocowhip as a crumb layer, freeze
· Take out, add another layer of Cocowhip & crushed Toasty-yays to the side and top of cake. ((I started out with them on the edge, but changed my mind and covered the whole cake with cookie crumbles so I could then make whip cream pipettes around the edge)) – Freeze ((This has been a very time-consuming cake for sure, after every step I refroze just to keep it from completely melting while working & decorating))
· Decorate with a little Rediwhip Coconut Whip Cream, a drizzle of real Maple Syrup, ((It is a French Toast inspired Ice Cream Cake after all)) and another sprinkle of crushed cookie crumbs. Freeze again before cutting
**This Dessert Has Been Kid Approved**
Making this cake has been a labor of love, and taste even better than it looks. I am going to be sad when Toasty-yay season comes to an end. These cookies quickly became a favorite in our house. I have two other non-dairy Girl Scout Cookie Inspired desserts on deck. Which vegan cookie do you think will be featured next? ((Hint:: Definitely Not a peanut butter cookie))
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