Friday, March 14, 2008


I really love having people come over for Shabbos. It is great for so many reasons-the conversation, the company, the fun stories. And even though I try to act modest I really love it when they love my cooking. I love it when they tell me how yummy something is or ask for a recipe. I love when they ooh and aaah. I have a bit of crazy Jewish Mother Complex going on so I tend to cook to woo, or cook like a crazy person as my husband likes to call it. But it is totally worth it...and it increases the odds that somebody will really like something when you make 2 mains, 3 starches and a Viennese table of desserts.

The other great thing about having people over is the reciprocal invite. Yeah it might be selfish, but it sure is nice. I am always so grateful when they call, and the good guest in me knows to of course ask what I can bring. The answer is ALWAYS the same.

“Oh Mahotma, you always make such AMAZING desserts! Please won’t you make one for us?”

Of course I say yes. Of course I am flattered. But in my head I am thinking: Dude. Seriously?

I love cooking but I hate making desserts. It is my least favorite part of having guests. I always do it, because it is always loved and appreciated the most. But sheesh, just once maybe they’ll ask for wine, or salad, or challah, or a braised veal shank.

Thankfully, I have found this amazing easy shpeasy recipe. It is yummy and delicious, kids love it and I promise you, you will look like a goddess.

Why The Heck Did They Ask Me To Make A Dessert Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

1 chocolate cake mix (Devil’s Food works best)
½ cup brown sugar
1 stick margarine, softened
1 carton Rich’s Whip
Rainbow Sprinkles

-Preheat oven to 350.
-Whip Rich’s Whip until firm and set aside.
-Mix first 3 ingredients and gently pat into a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
-Let cool.
-Take ½ of the mixture and GENTLY pat (if you pat it in too firmly it is hard to cut) into the bottom of a 9x 13 pan.
-Spread the Rich’s Whip on top.
-Crumble the rest of the cake mixture on top.
-Sprinkle with sprinkles.
-Cover and freeze…..or bring over to the people you are eating it at’s home and have them keep it in their freezer until they serve it on Shabbos.
-Knock the socks off of everyone at the table.

Mmmmmmorechocolate Addition: Fold chopped up parve cookies or chocolate chips into the Rich’s Whip before spreading on top of the cake mixture.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a great looking recipe. I want it now, mmmmmmmmmchocolatecake ;-)