Sunday, July 4, 2010

Heavenly Cake - Chocolate Ice Cream Cake


This was a real treat! The ice cream cake was still soft even though it was in the freezer. Amazing!

Mis en place

Eggs and chocolate.

Dry ingredients.

Ready to bake.

Smells yum!

I cut it in half and stuck it in the freezer  (rack and all) so it would be easier to work with. 

Cherry chocolate chunk ice cream. 

I used parve Ice cream so I could eat this after the cholent. I was not up for experimenting with the creation of home-made parve ice cream. I'll have to browse through erstwhile HCB Shoshana's recipes next time...

Wrapped in plastic and in a cake pan to keep the cakes shape (so the ice cream does not spread all over.)

Instead of using a double boiler I simply put this bowl with the chocolate on a warm part of the stovetop and wait 10-15 minutes or so for it to melt.

Mix in the coco powder.

Vroom!  I used 99% Sharffen Berger. Oh Man! What a revelation. Now that's what chocolate is supposed to taste like!

I made this in a regular 9x2 cake pan and figured I would just do the sandwich version. Since I messed up in cutting the cake and sort of cut the cake closer down to the bottom, it cake out more like the cake version. In all honesty, I do not see the difference between the two versions or understand why this should be made in a special larger cake pan. 


  1. Yum, your cake looks so dark and chocolaty! I love Double Rainbow ice cream; I ate a lot of it when I lived in SF. I didn't know they made soy ice cream too! Cherry choc chunk sounds like a perfect pairing. Good to know I can just use a 9x2 if I want; my guess is that the 10 inch pan makes for thinner cake layers.

  2. Oh wow... it did taste great right? and Like most of us, I was also very surprise how soft it stayed even after being in the freezer!

    I think this is going to be a hit for all of us

  3. I love it too! It's great isn't it? i too love how soft the cake is while still in freezer!

  4. Great idea to put the cake and rack in the freezer! It looks great, Mendy.

  5. Looks very nice and yummy! I love the first picture with the white plate.

  6. ב''ה

    Thank you all for your nice comments. I hope to have some time to comment on your posts soon...