Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

One 9"x13" cake
Two boxes of ice cream
One can of frosting

Make your favorite cake in a 9"13" pan
(grease and flour the sides for easily removal from the pan)
Once cooled, place it in the center of your serving platter.
Make sure that you have space in your freezer!!!
Now is the time to make sure! Place the cake in the freezer
for a while till chilled.

Take the cake out of the freezer along wih a
box of your favorite ice cream and soften it slightly.
Any flavor will work it just needs to be in a box.
Cut the box of ice cream in half lengthwise so you
have two rectangles of ice cream. Place each half
of the ice cream on the cake. Trim the cake so the
sides are even with the ice cream and then place it
back in the freezer while you work on the next part...

Take another box of your favorite flavor ice cream
(just a plain one like chocolate, vanilla or strawberry-
no mixed in things like nuts, chips etc...) and put it in a
mixing bowl, a stand mixer works best. Whip the ice
cream until it is a nice frosting like spreading consistency.

Remove the cake from the freezer and pour and spread the
ice cream so it completely covers over the tops and sides and
is nice and smooth. Work quickly and then put the cake, again,
back in the freezer.

After a few hours you can remove the cake from the freezer and use a decorator tip and pipe the frosting around the edges of the cake as desired, then put it back in the freezer until 5-10 minutes before serving time.
slice and ENJOY!!!

The cake in the photo did not get its finished picture taken... I put some mini chocolate chips on top and ran to my sons football game! They won "Yay!" and our friends came over to celebrate afterwards and then...it was gone :)


Quilla Quilter said...

Looks yummy!

Meg said...

Hi, Karen,

Thanks for the great instructions about how to make the cake. I have Ellen's in the freezer. I keep taking it out every little while adding another layer of chocolate ice cream topping. It's going to be great this year. She'll be surprised.

A saga is associated with Ellen's birthday cake. One year I read in a magazine how to make an ice cream cake with a baked layer of merinque over it. It was a science project in a home school magazine, actually. I made the cake and it was wondrous. Then I lost the recipe. Every year since I have tried to recreate that cake; every year her cake gets worse and worse. This year she'll be stunned when she has a perfect homemade ice cream cake.

Maybe I should wait until it's done before declaring it "perfect."