Cold Stone Creamery is my favorite ice cream shop. I love all the mix-ins available, and the variety of ice cream flavors as well. My favorite is the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip, but I do try out new flavors as well. Recently Cold Stone Creamery sent me a $30.00 gift card, so I could try out their new 8-Layer cakes!
I had seen these advertised, and thought they looked very tasty. So, of course I was thrilled! I went in to the local Cold Stone Creamery and ordered my cake. I guess most locations they are only $28.95, but probably because we were in Chicago, it was $30.95. No big deal, I paid a couple dollars for the cake! About half of our family doesn't like coffee, so I ordered the Cake Batter cake. I really wanted to try the Quilted Coffee Caramel...anytime you mix coffee and caramel with ice cream, it's gotta be good! But, for those in my family who don't appreciate the beauty of coffee, we went with the Cake Batter Layers. The cake was ready the next day, and we brought it back to the hotel where we were staying. The cake itself looked delicious, and we couldn't wait to dig in!
We had one slight problem, however...since we were staying at a hotel, we didn't have a knife. All the hotel had were little plastic knives, so my sister and I proceeded to saw off (yes, we literally sawed) slices of cake!
Okay, so it was a little messy, but wow, was the cake ever worth it! Delicious!!! 3 layers of yellow cake, 3 layers of cake batter ice cream, and 2 layers of cookie dough mix-ins. All topped with yummy cake batter frosting, hot fudge and chocolate shavings! It was very, very good! I would guess this cake would easily feed 8-10 people. With 7 of us eating it, we still had a couple pieces left over to put in the freezer for later!
"If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has everything to do with Cold Stone Creamery. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes – nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone. It starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with our signature process for preparing your custom creation on a frozen granite stone.
Through almost 20 years of serving up the finest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes, some things have certainly changed. And frankly, some things haven’t. Ever since we opened our first store back in 1988, we’ve been serving up what we refer to as Creations™. In other words, if you want it in your ice cream – you get it. By mixing nuts, fruits and candy into our smooth and creamy ice cream on a frozen granite stone (around here, we call it “the stone”) we're actually more like ice cream artists. Over the years, we’ve stumbled on a few concoctions of our own that we call our Cold Stone Signature Creations. Ice cream for breakfast, a smoothie for lunch, and a sensible cake for dinner? – Who says you can’t eat this amazing ice cream for all three meals?"
Cold Stone Creamery is giving a $30.00 Gift Card to one of my readers!!
Go to Cold Stone Creamery Store Locator and tell me where the closest store is to you.