Birthday Cake – Ice Cream cake – with recipe!

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Birthday Cake – Ice Cream cake – with recipe!

Its birthday-season in the family, which I have to admit puts quite a lot of extra stress. The whole party thing is loads of fun but does impact the troops quite a bit since it is sooooo exciting, and out of routine. Whilst its fun to be centre of attention, I can also see that it is stressful on him.

Most years we have a big bash, and this year was supposed to be a quiet party. Somehow it turned into having a bunch of boys (was it 6… or 16??!!) for a sleepover and we took them out to a show at the Observatory. They all had an awesome time although I couldn’t tell their parents that they’d had much sleep! Because we don’t eat the traditional party food it was a little different in the food department and I did my best to satisfy everyone’s taste buds but when the cake came out … it was game on!!

 

All the boys at school are into the book series called Beast Quest so it was the easiest cake decorating I’d ever done – a couple of print outs, some kebab sticks and glue – done!

I used the basic recipe from my previous post on chocolate chip ice cream:

Ice-cream ingredients:

  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk (raw milk straight from the cow is best – can use kefir instead if you can’t eat lactose)
  • 2 Tbsp heaped with honey (or as much as you need to suit your taste)
  • 1 dessertspoon vanilla essence
Compote:
  • 1 1/2 cups berries (preferably organic)
  • 1 TBsp butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup honey (alter to taste)
Method:
  1. The compote takes time to make, so start by putting the berries, honey and butter in a saucepan. Heat till just below boiling point. Leave to simmer until berries become a jam-like consistency. The larger berries might need a pressing down. Approx 20 mins. Place on plate to cool
  2. Beat cream and milk until lightly thickened
  3. Turn the beater down to low and add softened honey, and vanilla
  4. Beat for a short time longer until cream is formed, but not stiffly whipped. It should only be lightly beaten, not as much as you would put with jam on a scone.
  5. Put in round cake tin and gently swirl through the berry compote. if you want it pink just stir right in.
  6. Throw it in the freezer – that’s it!

 

I used a silicon cake tin which made it easy to remove – if using a regular tin make sure you line it with baking paper.

This could be decorated with whipped cream, and/or fruit. I thought it looked nice quite plain so just went with some berries on top. What I do find quite funny is that when I was little an ice cream cake was always my favourite. It kind of made sense becasue I’m a summer baby – even in the winter Cruz has had this for 2 years running now – and loves it!

Have you ever had an ice cream cake? Any exciting ideas for decoration? Have you tried this?

Would love to hear your comments below.

 

 

 

 

Comments
  • Erika
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    The Ice cream recipe is really simple and tasty!! :)Thanks for sharing it!!! 🙂

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