This No bake, No-Cook Ice cream Cake is perfect for summers to beat the heat. This cake has not 1 or 2 but 3 flavours and all are blended beautifully.

 A cake made in freezer rather than oven. Step by step pics with detailed instructions makes it a full proof recipe.

Have a look at this cake, can any one say its a freezer cake?

Ice Cream Cake
Ice Cream Cake

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Ice Cream Cake

This Ice cream Cake is one of the best cakes ever!!! Not only kids but you too will be all gaga for this cake once you have it.

In summers, it is the perfect dessert to have. With ice cream cake you have best of both the worlds, cake as well as ice cream.

This cake has three flavours but these are so beautifully blended with each other that no one flavour dominates the other and what you have a delicious treat. It is a melt in the mouth cake. It has both cake as well as ice cream in perfect balance. The cake is not just placed in the bottom and top but is there all over and so is the ice cream. And the best part is that it is a No Bake, No Cook cake. Making this cake is really a cake walk.

This recipe is once again of my dear sister in law, Vandana Gupta. She has been making this for the past 3 decades and says that at that time she used to call it Gatto. However today, it is known more by the name of Ice cream Cake as one can easily relate also.

 

Why Make An Ice-Cream Cake?

  • Its a cool dessert, for which you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen in scorching heat. Just 10 to 15 minutes and that too with fan/AC on.
  • It is perfect for all those who neither like cream cakes nor the Butter icing cakes.
  • If you want to make a cake and are not confident of baking then this one is for you!
  • Also, all of you who want to make a cake for your darlings for their Birthday or just like that, but somehow do not bake, can try this one.

 

Ice-Cream Cake ingredients

As the name says it all, it needs just 2 ingredients: cake and ice cream. Get these from the market and you are good to go. Of course, you can bake a cake and make ice cream too if you intend too but that’s entirely up to you. Like, I baked the cake and got the ice cream from the market.

I baked for two reasons. Firstly, because I bake wheat cakes without refined sugar (omit chocolate in this recipe) and secondly it was a just 10 minutes job for me as I made this in the microwave oven. So, within 10 minutes, right from mixing to unmoulding it, I got the perfect cake.

 

How To Make Ice-Cream Cake

In this recipe, the layers of cake and ice cream are placed alternatively and are then put in the freezer for 4 to 5 hours. So, you can have varied flavours. For example, I have used vanilla cake, chocolate ice cream, and Butterscotch ice cream. Likewise there can be multiple combinations, for example:

  • Vanilla Cake, Vanilla ice cream, Strawberry/Tutti Fruiti ice cream
  • Mawa Cake, Kesar Pista ice cream, mango ice cream
  • Chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, Choco-chip Ice cream… and so on.

This cake is made in loose-bottomed cake pan. Once it is set in the freezer, take out the pan, run a knife around the edges and wait for 2 to 3 minutes (depending upon how hot it is that day). Then lift the loose bottom upwards and you have the cake. The cake lifts easily as it is just the creamy ice cream all over. You can also use spring foam cake pans, commonly known as Cheesecake pans. But If any of these are not available then do not lose heart. Take any deep pan, round or any other shape, place a cling film in it, large enough so that it is hanging out of the pan also. You set the cake on this cling film and later holding the cling film take the cake out and then remove the cling film.

Now decorate it as you like.

Making this cake is really easy but still I faced a problem. Any guesses? And that was that I had to put it back in the freezer every few minutes as clicking pics takes long :)-

And if you are wondering whether the cake will get hard in the freezer then it is not at all that way. It remains moist only.

 

Brownie Points Of My Ice Cream Cake

Fireless Recipe

Perfect summer dessert

Ideal for those who do not like cream cakes

Can be easily made on birthdays, anniversaries or any other occasion

Even those who do not bake can make this cake

 

Detailed Recipe Of Making Ice Cream Cake With Step By Step Pics

Note: in this recipe, cake recipe has not been included assuming that you make this with a store bought cake. Incase, you wish to make your own, then refer any of the following two recipes:

          Microwave Chocolate Cake in 5 minutes

Or,    Basic Sponge Cake In Pressure Cooker

  • First of all, you need a pan big enough to hold 1/2 kg cake plus 300 ml ice cream. I have taken 6″ round cake pan with a loose bottom. You can also opt for Cheesecake pans. Or simply, any pan and lay cling film in it, large enough to hang outside the pan also.
  • Mix sugar powder in water and keep it aside.
  • Take out both the ice creams from the freezer and take the required quantities in bowls and let it be on the kitchen counter for 5 to 10 minutes. In the meantime do the following preparations. You need soft ice cream and not melted one. So, in case it becomes too loose then keep it back in the freezer.
  • Now, divide the cake into 3 parts so that you have 3 equal discs of cake. Also, adjust the size of the cake, if need be, according to your pan. (I further trimmed these and used very thin cakes.)
Ice Cream Cake
  • Lay one disc in the cake pan. Put 1 or 2 tablespoon sugar water on it to moisten the cake.
  • Now, put half of Chocolate ice cream on it and spread evenly. Exactly the way, the whipped cream is applied.
  • Keep the second layer of cake. Repeat the process but this time put Butterscotch ice cream. You may even put dollops of icecream.
  • Keep the last layer and repeat the process ending with chocolate ice cream. Ensure that it trickles down to the sides of the pan also.
Ice Cream Cake

 

  • Freeze it for 4 to 6 hours or maybe overnight.
  • Take out, run a knife around the edges and slide the cake upwards.
Ice Cream Cake

 

  • In the process if the ice cream starts melting then keep it back in the freezer.
Ice Cream Cake

 

  • Take out, decorate and serve. I sprinkled grated chocolate on the top. Take whichever chocolate you love to eat. Instead of chocolate you can also cover it with gems, nuts, desiccated coconut, sugar sprinklers etc.
Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake

Making this No bake, No-Cook Ice cream Cake is no less than a cake walk and is still one of the best cake. The cake has not 1 or 2 but 3 flavours and all blended beautifully.

Course Dessert
Keyword No Bake Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

Ice Cream Cake

  • 1/2 kg Vanilla Sponge Cake (Or Chocolate Cake)
  • 500 ml (Approx) Chocolate Ice cream
  • 250 ml(Approx) Butterscotch Ice cream
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Water

Decorations

  • Cadbury Gems Butterscotch, Chocolate Shavings, Silver Balls etc.
  • Bourbon Biscuits/Munchini

Instructions

  1. First of all, you need a pan big enough to hold 1/2 kg cake plus 300 ml ice cream. I have taken 6″ round cake pan with a loose bottom. You can also opt for Cheesecake pans. Or simply, any pan and lay cling film in it, large enough to hang outside the pan also.
  2. Mix sugar powder in water and keep it aside.
  3. Take out both the ice creams from the freezer and take the required quantities in bowls and let it be on the kitchen counter for 5 to 10 minutes. In the meantime do the following preparations. You need soft ice cream and not melted one. So, in case it becomes too loose then keep it back in the freezer.
  4. Now, divide the cake horizontally into 3 parts so that you have 3 equal discs of cake.

  5. Lay one disc in the cake pan. Put 1 or 2 tablespoon sugar water on it to moisten the cake.
  6. Now, put half of Chocolate ice cream on it and spread evenly. Exactly the way, the whipped cream is applied.
  7. Keep the second layer of cake. Repeat the process but this time put Butterscotch ice cream. Use all the Butterscotch ice cream.
  8. Keep the last layer and repeat the process ending with chocolate ice cream. Ensure that it slides on to the sides of the pan also.
  9. Freeze it for 4 to 6 hours or maybe overnight.
  10. Take out, run a knife around the edges and slide the cake upwards.
  11. In the process, if the ice cream starts melting then keep it back in the freezer.

  12. Take out, decorate and serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can make it with just 2 layers of cake also, that is, cake then ice cream again cake and finally fill with ice cream.
  2. You can take cake of any flavour you like, be it chocolate or strawberry or any other. In that case, adjust the ice cream flavours that go well with it.
  3. For decoration you need to be quick otherwise ice cream will start melting. If it does, then do your decoration in 2 or 3 instalments keeping the cake back in the freezer in between.
  4. Decoration ideas:
  • Grated milk chocolate
  • Gems
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Sugar sprinklers
  • Finely chopped nuts
  • Fresh fruits
  • Oreo biscuits, whole or crumbled

 

Hope you will surely try out this easy, yummy and healthy recipe for your darlings. Please…do not forget to share your feedback.

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