Sunday, August 4, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Well it has been a while since I have posted something.  So long in fact I don't want to go back and look at the date of the last post (hint it was in May!!) gasp!  I'll try not to dwell on that for too long... I assure you, however, I was not just sitting around ordering takeout and making frozen pizzas.  Instead I spent my time filming segments for ehow.  That's right - I'm now an ehow expert!! So exciting! So far I have filmed 30 segments which I hope is almost enough to make me famous.  :)  I'm going to post the videos and recipes here so you can follow along if you like.  One of my favorite desserts I made in the video series was this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake.


The cake was absolutely fantastic - everything you have ever wanted in an ice cream cake.  The vanilla cake was dense and chewy and tasted like a cross between a pound cake and a sugar cookie.  Top that with vanilla ice cream and strawberries and you have the perfect summer dessert.  It was quick to make (though you do have the make the cake a few hours ahead because it needs to cool before it is topped with ice cream).  If you are interested in making it follow along with the video below - it will be like you have a personal chef teaching you in your own kitchen! :)



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Hopefully that video helps you make the perfect summer dessert at home.  Let me know what you think of the video - I'm trying to decide if I should make more of them.  If you know anyone at Food Network email them the videos and tell them I would make an awesome celebrity chef ;)

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ingredients
yields 1 cake
Cake
7 T. butter, softened
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 2 egg yolks
1 t. vanilla
3/4 c. flour
Topping
1 quart vanilla bean ice cream
16 oz strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup sugar
pinch salt
1/2 t. vanilla

Directions
1) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8-inch round cake pan.

2) Cream the butter and salt together until creamy, slowly pour in the sugar and continue to cream until soft and fluffy (this usually takes at least 3-4 minutes).

3) Add the eggs one at a time and the vanilla.  Scrap the bowl to ensure everything is mixed evenly.

4) Fold in the flour and pour into the greased cake pan.  Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

5) Remove from the oven and while the cake is cooling add the sliced strawberries, sugar, salt, and vanilla into a bowl and mix to combine.  Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to allow the juices of the strawberries to come out.  Set out the ice cream about 10 minutes before you want to assemble the cake so the ice cream is easy to spread.

6) When the cake is cooled spread the ice cream on top.  Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set up.  Remove from the freezer, slice, and dress with the strawberry mixture and whipped cream if you like!

Other recipes you may like:

Homemade Nutella
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bourbon caramel and dark chocolate
tart with sea salt

1 comment:

  1. I’m clearly not in the know! I have never seen this beautiful cake!!! What a wonderful thing to have brought to you. I wish someone would bring me cake. When you work from home the only person handing out cake is me. So, I guess I better get busy! I’m handing myself some of this cake ASAP!

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