Campfire Birthday Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 15
  • 1 tube pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 quart chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 container cool whip
  • 16-20 mini chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 cup mini-chocolate chips
  • 8 long, round wafer cookies
  • 1 bag hard cinnamon candies
  • 1 bag hard butterscotch candies
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. To make the flames, line a sheet pan with foil or a silpat.
  3. Place the candies in two separate plastic bags and, using a rolling pin, crush them.
  4. Place the candies on the sheet pan with the red on one side and the yellow on the other. Bake in the oven for 15 mins. or so until the candies have melted. Just keep checking them.
  5. Once you remove them from the oven, use a knife to swirl some of the red and yellow together. Allow to cool.
  6. Once cooled, break candies so they look like flames. Select the best looking flames for your cake. You'll have leftover candy.
  7. To make the cake, using a large springform pan, spray the pan with cooking spray.
  8. Spread out the chocolate chip cookie dough in the bottom of the pan. Make sure to work it so it goes all the way to the edge. Bake at the temperature indicated on the package, but you will probably need to bake it for an additional 10 mins. since it's such a large cookie.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Take the chocolate swirl ice cream out of the freezer and allow to warm up for 10 mins. or so.
  11. Spread the entire quart of ice cream evenly on top of the cookie.
  12. Place back in the freezer to set up.
  13. Then do the same thing with the vanilla ice cream.
  14. Place it back in the freezer to set up.
  15. Spread cool whip all over the top of the vanilla ice cream.
  16. Using a piping tip, pipe flower like swirls of cool whip around the edge of the cake.
  17. Place a mini-chocolate chip cookie on top of each swirl.
  18. Place in the freezer to set up again.
  19. Finally, remove the outer part of the springform pan. You may need to use a knife to help separate the pan from the ice cream.
  20. Press mini-chocolate chips all around the edge.
  21. Place some mini-chocolate chips on the top of the cake in the middle spreading lightly to the outside. This will represent the dirt.
  22. Then arrange the long tube-like wafer cookies in a formation so they look like logs.
  23. Finally, stick your flames into the cool whip down into the vanilla ice cream.
  24. Place into the freezer until ready to serve.
Recipe by The Cottage Mama at