Friday, April 8, 2011
Now that we are getting warmer days, I think it is finally appropriate to post this delicious Strawberry Ice Cream Cake!
I had made this cake back in February for a birthday, but it just seemed way to cold outside to be putting it up on the blog :)
This cake was really fun to put together. I got the idea for it from a blog post on tastykitchen.com, A Tasty Recipe: Banana Split Ice Cream Cake, and put together the flavours requested by the birthday boy.
For the bottom layer, I crushed about 20 Oreos in my food processor, and then mixed in a couple tablespoons of melted butter. After pressing the crust into a 9" springform pan, I added a layer of sliced strawberries and set it in the refrigerator to set.
After the base layer, I added a layer of softened strawberry ice cream (I used a whole pint), followed by a hot fudge layer. The cake went into the freezer to sent for about an hour, and then I added another layer of sliced strawberries, softened vanilla ice cream (another whole pint) and then placed the whole cake in the freezer to set overnight.
Before serving I spread on some sweetened strawberries (after thawing them) and the cake was ready to go! In order to personalize it, I made some marshmallow fondant stars. This way we could just add them to the cake right before serving.
This is one of those cakes that you don't really need a recipe to make, you can just keep adding layers of what you like and you end up with a delicious ice cream cake!
For the original recipe, you can find it here!