Chocolate and vanilla ice cream cake

Do you like your ice cream cake to be just ice cream? Or do you like it with a bit of cake? I have a slight preference for the latter, but I wouldn't say no to one that's all ice cream either. Actually I wouldn't say no to any cake. Full stop.

Little Alexander turns one in September (can you believe it?) and I thought it would be a good idea to make him an ice cream cake, so he can get his first taste of ice cream and cake all that the same time! Trouble is, I've never made one before, so I decided to make a practice one. Here's how...
 Chocolate and vanilla ice cream cake (makes two minis or one 20cm round cake)

Ingredients

180g butter, chopped
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
vanilla ice cream, softened

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease cake pan.

2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Sift flours and cocoa powder into large mixing bowl. Add milk and butter mixture and stir with wooden spoon until combined.

4. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Turn cake onto wire rack to cool. Once cake is completely cool, slice off top to make level and then cut remaining cake into horizontal halves.

5. Soften ice cream by placing in fridge for 30 minutes. It should be soft enough to spread but not too soft that it melts and makes a mess.

6. Wash cake tin and lightly grease before lining with cling wrap. Place bottom half of cake in the tin. Add desire amount of ice cream and smooth with spatula or back of a spoon. Repeat with another layer of cake and ice cream. Freeze your assembled cake until firm.

7. Gently lift your cake out of the cake tin and place on place. Unwrap the cake and 'ice' the sides with softened ice cream. Return to freezer until firm.
8. When ready to serve, run your knife under hot water, then wipe dry and slice. The knife should glide smoothly through the cake. Enjoy!

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35 Responses to Chocolate and vanilla ice cream cake

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

How nice, looks yummy! I love ice cream cake, but ive never made it before. I'll have to give it a try.

Natalie G said...

Looks like a perfect cake!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That is one yummy looking ice cream cake!

Chantille Fleur said...

This is so cute!! And sounds really delicious too :-)
I can't believe Alexander will be 1 shortly - time just fly's, doesn't it!

Pamela RG said...

You are so amazing Trish. You make it look so easy. I bet this taste so delicious. Time flies so fast, your baby will turn one soon.

Rose said...

I love ice cream cake! Gosh! Yours look tempting!!

Sonia De Macedo said...

Wow what a creation and WOW he is almost 1! When did that happen?! Time flies too much lately. I love ice cream and cake in general anyway but I don't think I've had the pleasure of a two in one. I have had cake with a scoop of ice cream on the side and stuff but never combined in the one piece! This has me thinking now lol...

SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

Jay said...

This sounds gorgeous, I need to try it!

Ice Pandora said...

Happy birthday to your kiddo!
This ice cream cake looks
GOORGEOUS and so easy looking
to make c: Xx

Niken said...

looks sooo yummy!!
i read the word chocolate and ice cream and cake. so you definitely sealed the deal from the title

Ananka said...

Wow this does look good. :-)

I'm sure I'd be able to make a dairy-free version! I ended up buying my own ice cream maker as the dairy-free ones were too expensive. A few fails but the third time I got it right with tofu and coconut milk! Tofu is such a wonderful and verasitle food :-)

Wow not long until September! How time flies eh :-)

Shirley Tay said...

Hey Trishie, those cake decor are soooooooo pretty!! Certainly makes the cake very attractive.

Josephine Choo said...

wow,you make me drooling.i love cakes!! and this is a cute cake!! i can't believe your baby almost one soon! time flies..

xo josephine c.
www.joselovincolors.com

kidgranny said...

Wow! Looks delicious & adorable :) I'm with you; I like my ice cream cake with a little bit of cake too.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Ice cream and cake is one yummy combination!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Brandi said...

So exciting that your baby will be one soon. My son's birthday is in September too. I love ice cream cake. I craved it a lot when I was pregnant. Problem was most places didn't make it with actual cake in the center and that's the way I enjoy it best. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm definitely going to try this one day.

Jane said...

oh wow. that looks so so good. i also like my ice cream cake with a bit of cake! :) have a lovely weekend~~

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

So clever and so pretty. Well done!

Kelsea Echo said...

Oh my gosh, Trish, this looks incredible! This is Kelsea, from Pink Wonderland - I started up a new blog and wanted to check back in with all of my blogging buddies. Missed you! It looks like things have really changed for you in the last year and a half (since I stopped blogging last time)! This is super late, but congratulations on Alexander! He's going to love cake. :) Homemade ice cream cake takes dedication, but it's the best.

Sharlynn Ng said...

Omg this is amazing! I've never thought of making a home made ice cream cake! I love the deco you've done, simple but so pretty!

burntfeather said...

I love the mini size! Well it looks like you went the mini route :) Alexander is one lucky boy and how crazy he is already turning one *gasp*

Anouka said...

This is fantastic! I have never tried ice cream cake but I imagine that it must be amazing.

Beauty Box said...

What a pretty looking cake....sounds so delicious! Alex is lucky to have such a talented Mummy to make him yummy treats...;)

Sharon D said...

Great first try. It looks delicious and I love the overall look..cute! ^.^

monique said...

Ow wow. This looks delicious :)

Tina Bradley said...

That cake looks so yummy! You are such a fab mommy, Trishie! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

rooth said...

Oh yum now THAT looks good

trishie said...
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MontgomeryFest said...

YUM! this looks delicious AND easy! boookmarrrkking ;)

Enara Girl said...

I want a bit!!

Enara Girl said...

Could I use the first picture of your post? I would put a link to this post. Thank you!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, I have never made an ice cream cake before but was thinking about it this summer - may be one for the girls...yours look so very pretty (I like that you could make two minis) with those skrinkles on top. Lovely pictures!

Sam said...

On my yumminess, this cake looks like a dream, it must taste even better than it looks. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enara Girl said...

When I publish any picture I will tell you. Thanks a lot! xoxo

Enara Girl said...

I posted the picture of the cake, check it if you want: http://enarasthings.blogspot.com.es/2014/08/funny-post-with-soap-and-cake.html
Thank you!!
xoxo