Sunday's, sundaes, and summers go perfectly together. Like ice cream and chocolate sauce. Or banana cake and peanut butter. Or whipped cream and cherries. #SundaeSundays . That's the new hashtag for summer. Yes! (fist pump!)
This Sundae cake uses all of the things, at once. It is a recipe that makes its way into our picnics and get-together's often, in the summer. I love how easy it is to serve up a sundae to a dozen people by making this cake. Truly, when you have 9 siblings you learn how to get the most servings the easiest! Never mind the fact that a sundae cake is just so dang fun. Winner, every time!
The best part of creating a sundae cake, like this, is that you can customize each layer based on tastes, ingredients on hand, time for creating, whatever you need. You can make each layer from scratch or purchase what you like. It can be costly or inexpensive. Although, I always use Hershey’s Syrup because it is available in a variety of flavors including chocolate, special dark chocolate-my fave, strawberry and caramel allowing me to make multiple flavor layers :). This cake is completely customizable to what you need which makes the Sundae Cake something you need to keep in your arsenal of #HersheysSummer desserts. Forever and ever and infinity. Amen.
A Sundae Cake is made layer by layer. Start with a cake or brownie layer (the recipe for my 3 ingredient brownie cake is below), add a peanut butter or Hershey's Syrup caramel layer, and follow it with your frozen yogurt or ice cream.
Tip: For a delicious, healthy frozen layer stir 1 can of drained pineapple chunks (or any other fruit you prefer) into 2 cups Greek yogurt. Freeze the yogurt in a pie pan lined with wax paper. Then, when it's time for the frozen layer simply take it out of the freezer and out of the pie pan. It will fit your round cakes perfectly.
Continue your layers with an additional cake layer, fruit layer, and top it off with whipped cream and caramel.
For the second cake layer I usually make my 3 ingredient banana bars because they are so easy and fast. Feel free to use two layers of brownies, if you like. Mmmmm, you could call that a brownie sundae cake! Hello. I think I'm going to do that next time. Or chocolate chip cookie bars? Heck. Why do I always use the banana cake? Oh yes, did I mention 3 ingredients. That's why.
Tip: Even though you are moving quickly, you'll need to pop your cake into the freezer after a layer or two. If you are using round cakes like I did you can put the whole thing into a pie pan and put that in the freezer, easy peasy. Let it freeze for about half an hour and then move on to the next layer. Be mindful of some ingredients that may freeze solid and be difficult to cut and chew.
I go completely over the top and absurd with the top of this cake. I'll cover it in cherries, bananas, nuts, caramel sauce, and even marshmallows. If sprinkles are around they will be on it! But when you see everyone's faces as you bring it out it is absolutely worth it! Sundaes with all the toppings never gets old. They will always be a welcome part of summer, Sunday's, and childhood.
Does your family have a variation of the #SundaeSundays Cake they use? I'd love to hear about some other ways of using this concept. Besides the brownie version. I'm not forgetting that one! Also, make sure you head over to CelebrateWithHersheys.com and check out all the fun, new ideas to make your summer the sweetest ever!
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