Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake combines fluffy yellow cake, strawberry ice cream, and whipped cream for a nostalgic deal with. Coated with strawberry cookie crumble for that signature crunch!
We have now many summer season birthdays in our household. Meaning I’m at all times searching for chilly desserts which might be worthy of sticking some candles into. Cake and ice cream are birthday necessities, and this Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake combines the most effective of each worlds! It’s a brilliant straightforward repair that may be made forward and stored frozen till get together time.
Combine up the yellow cake batter and unfold it right into a greased 13×9-inch baking dish. I’ve scaled down my yellow cake recipe to fill the pan midway when it’s baked. This leaves simply sufficient room for the creamy/crunchy toppings.
Use your favourite store-bought strawberry ice cream. You’ll want a normal 1.75 quart container. Let it stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, then stir it till it has the spreading consistency of buttercream frosting. For simpler work, you’ll be able to paddle it in your stand mixer for about 1 minute till the feel is good.
Plan forward, as a result of the ice cream might want to refreeze till stable, about 4 hours. When the ice cream is firmed, unfold on some do-it-yourself unsweet vanilla whipped cream. The opposite parts of this recipe are fairly candy so this layer actually doesn’t want any sugar.
The crumble is tremendous straightforward to whip up, particularly in the event you use a meals processor. Pulse collectively vanilla wafers, freeze-dried strawberries, a contact of powdered strawberry Jello, and a smidge of melted butter. For those who don’t have a meals processor, crush the dry toppings collectively in a bag with a rolling pin, then stir within the butter.
This dessert was impressed by the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bars, which is a nostalgic favourite for a lot of. It has daring strawberry taste, and that crumbly topping… effectively. I might eat it by the spoonful.
That is such a straightforward cake to make, and in the event you reduce it into ‘get together measurement’ items (wedding ceremony cake-size items) you’ll be able to serve as much as 24 folks! My serving measurement is beneficiant, so I ended up with about 16 servings.
Take pleasure in this cake on a scorching summer season’s day. It’s like a slice of air-con.
Associated recipe: Strawberry Delight
Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 massive eggs room temperature
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup entire milk room temperature
Ice cream fillings and whipped topping
- 1.75 quart container strawberry ice cream
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream whipped to stiff peaks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 oz. mini vanilla wafers 1/2 bundle, equivalent to Nilla
- 1/2 oz. freeze dried strawberries 1/2 bundle
- 1/2 tablespoon strawberry gelatin powder equivalent to Jell-O
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and put aside.
Beat the butter and granulated sugar collectively within the bowl of an electrical mixer. When the butter is lightened and fluffy, add the eggs separately. Combine till included and easy. Add within the vanilla and beat to mix.
In a separate bowl, sift collectively the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour and milk alternately to the creamed butter combination, mixing till simply mixed with every addition. Start and finish with flour.
Pour the batter into ready baking sheet and unfold evenly.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, or till golden brown on high and a toothpick tester comes out clear. Cool fully.
Ice cream filling and whipped cream
Permit the ice cream to melt at room temperature 20 minutes. Stir it within the carton with a big spoon till the ice cream has the consistency of thick buttercream frosting. The ice cream will lose just a little quantity – that is regular. Alternatively, you’ll be able to beat the ice cream in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle for 1 minute on low velocity, or till it involves spreading consistency.
Pour the ice cream over the cooled yellow cake. Unfold evenly. Freeze till stable, 2-4 hours.
Whip the heavy cream with the vanilla extract to stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Unfold the whipped cream over the frozen strawberry ice cream layer.
To arrange the strawberry crunch, place the vanilla wafers and freeze-dried strawberries within the bowl of a meals processor. Pulse till simply mixed. Add the strawberry gelatin powder. Pulse to fantastic crumbs. Pour the butter by way of the feeding tube as you pulse 3-5 extra occasions, or till crumbs clump and cling collectively. (See be aware for doing this by hand.)
Sprinkle the strawberry crunch combination generously over the whipped cream. Freeze, lined, till agency, 4 hours or in a single day. Take away cake from freezer. Serve slices from the dish.
The crunchy topping may be made by hand by putting the cookies, freeze-dried strawberries, and Jell-O powder in a big zip high bag. Use a rolling pin to smash and crush the contents. Pour the combination right into a bowl and stir within the melted butter. Use this combination to high the cake.
I used Nilla Wafers on this recipe, however most any butter cookie will work. 15-20 Golden Oreos may be substituted for the vanilla wafers. This model of the crumble shall be barely sweeter due to the cream filling.
For those who can’t discover freeze-dried strawberries at your grocery retailer, improve the strawberry Jell-O powder to 2 tablespoons. It will give the crumble extra strawberry taste with out utilizing the precise strawberries.