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Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

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This is a recipe you and your kids can enjoy making together for a Valentine’s Day activity.

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 + 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 4 tsp strawberry extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)
  • about 20 drops red food coloring

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)

Whipped Cream Icing

  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

PREPARATION:

NOTE: 8-inch springform pans are best for this recipe so that you can easily remove the cake once it’s been assembled. If you do not have a springform pan, line your pan with clear wrap before adding your parchment paper and cake board. You can use the clear warp to lift your cake out of the pan once it’s assembled and frozen. You want to make your cake layers in the same pan you’ll use for layering the ice cream and cake together so that they cake layers fit in the final pan you use for layering.

Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Put all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture.
  5. Mix at medium speed until smooth.
  6. Pour into one 8-inch pan and bake 40-42 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes in pans, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  8. Once cooled, cut off cake dome with a long serrated knife.

 

Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. Once the cake has cooled, make the strawberry ice cream. Combine cream cheese, sugar, milk and strawberry extract together in the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Mix until completely combined.
  2. Fold in the cool whip and food color, then set aside.
  3. To make the vanilla ice cream, combine cream cheese, sugar, milk, vanilla bean paste and vanilla extract together in the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Fold in the cool whip.

Assembling it all

  1. Line the sides of an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. The parchment paper should stick up above the top edge of the pan, since the cake will probably be a little taller than your pan. If you want, put a cardboard cake circle in the bottom of the pan.

NOTE: You should be using the same 8-inch pan you used for the cake. Not all 8-inch pans are exactly the same size. Your cake needs to fit in this pan.

  1. Put the chocolate cake in the bottom of your pan.
  2. Top cake with the strawberry ice cream and spread into an even layer.
  3. Carefully add vanilla ice cream and spread into an even layer.
  4. Allow ice cream cake to freeze completely, 6-8 hours.
  5. When frozen, remove cake from springform pan and remove parchment paper from sides.
  6. To make icing, put mixing bowl and whisk attachment in freezer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove bowl and whisk from freezer and whip cream on high until it begins to thicken.
  8. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and whip on high until thick and creamy.
  9. Ice cake and freeze until serving.

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