Friday, June 18, 2010

Ice Cream Cake for Fathers Day


Here is a yummy dessert for a warm summer day. I found the recipe at Prudence Pennywise, a fun blog that has 'Scandalously Good Food on a Budget'! This recipe starts with a Texas Sheet Cake baked in two 9-inch round pans. A cake mix can be used in a pinch especially if you 'doctor' it up just a bit. Remove the cake from the pan and freeze for at least two hours. Line same pan with plastic wrap and fill with softened ice cream; freeze for two hours.


Place frozen cake on cake plate, top with frozen ice cream round. Smooth edges with an offset spatula and return to the freezer. Frost cake with chilled ganache. This tastes better than its ColdStone look a like.
Just a few helpful hints. Don't use a brownie mix, it will freeze too hard. I used  peppermint ice cream but I can think of other combos that would be delicious. Use premium ice cream--it will just taste better!

9 comments:

Tia said...

love this idea and easy how to's.

Paul & Kaytie said...

This looks so delicious. I was thinking to make an ice cream cake/pie for Paul's fathers day too. I'll have to give this recipe a try.

Kayte said...

Love Erin's recipes at PP...your cake looks wonderfully refreshing. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in your family!

Jan Marie said...

love the idea of pepermint with the chocolate. Thanks,

Grandma Scott said...

That looks like my kind of cake..

Clivia said...

Wow! This sounds pretty easy and looks very impressive. Great summer recipe!

Sweet and Savory said...

What a scrumptious looking dessert.

Meg's Everyday Indulgence said...

My dad is an ice cream lover and he would just die over this! I'm thinking raspberry ice cream since that is one of his favorites!

Amy said...

This is such a lovely and pretty cake. I'm thinking of making an ice cream cake for my daughter's b-day but haven't decided what flavor to make. This is a very good one. Thanks for sharing.

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