Cakes and ice creams are loved by everyone. An ice cream cake is a wonderful combination of these two desserts.
An ice cream cake is nothing but cake that contains layers of various ice cream flavors. There are various methods to prepare ice cream cakes. You can prepare both the ice cream and cake at home, or simply purchase ready-made cake base and ice cream, and prepare the layered cake.
Recipe for Cake With Chocolate Ice Cream
- All-purpose flour, 3 cups
- Amaretto, ¼ cup
- Almonds, slivered and toasted, ½ cup
- Baking soda, ¼ tsp.
- Chocolate ice cream, softened, 1 pint
- Eggs, 6
- German chocolate, 1 package (10 oz.)
- Heavy cream, 2 cups
- Powdered sugar, ½ cup
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 package (10 oz.)
- Salt, ½ tsp.
- Shortening, ½ cup
- Sugar, 2 cups
- Sour cream, 8 oz.
- Unsalted butter, softened, 1 stick
- Vanilla, 2 tbsp.
- Vanilla ice cream, softened, 1 qt.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Take a 10 inch tube pan and grease it thoroughly with cooking spray. Take a small mixing bowl and combine butter and shortening in it. Blend them together with an electric hand mixer and then add sugar and beat the mixture to attain a fluffy, light, and creamy texture. Then, add eggs into this mixture, one at a time.
Beat the mixture after addition of each egg. Combine sifted flour, baking soda, and vanilla to this mixture. Mix properly and then add sour cream. Blend all the ingredients together and in the end put in the chocolate chips and melted German chocolate. Pour this batter into the greased pan and bake the cake for about 1 hour and 15minutes in the preheated oven. Once the cake is ready, leave for about 5 minutes to cool completely on a wire rack.
Once the cake has cooled, divide it into 4 horizontal layers with help of a sharp knife. Carefully separate the layers and then place the lower layer in a serving plate. Now take the vanilla ice cream and spread half of it evenly on this layer. Keep the plate in the refrigerator to freeze the layer. Then add the second cake layer over the vanilla layer and spread the chocolate ice cream over it. Again freeze the layers. Then place the third layer and spread the remaining vanilla ice cream over it and freeze. Now, place the fourth layer and cover the entire cake with remaining chocolate ice cream. Freeze the cake overnight or for 8 hours.
To prepare the frosting, add heavy cream in a mixing bowl and beat it to attain foamy texture. Gradually combine amaretto and powdered sugar to it and beat the mixture. Cover the sides and top of the cake with this frosting and sprinkle the slivered almonds over it. Your yummy chocolate vanilla ice cream cake is ready! You can also use all chocolate ice cream layers if you do not want to use vanilla.