VIDEORECIPE How to make a Christmas ice cream cake?
This easy recipe teaches how to make the best homemade Christmas ice cream cake. Don't miss it!
- 500 g fruit Cake mix
- 125 ml sherry or brandy or rum or brewed tea
- Orange and lemon zest and juice
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 125 g light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 100 g fine flour
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 50 g nuts
Ice cream layer
- 1 litre vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups fruit Cake mix
- Rum or sherry or brandy or tea for soaking
- 1⁄2 cup pecans
- 1⁄2 slab milk chocolate
- 1⁄2 tin caramel treat
- 1 cup crushed chocolate
In a bowl, place the fruit cake mix with alcohol or tea, citrus zest and juice of 2 oranges and 1 lemon. Mix well, cover and leave to soak overnight.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy, then beat in the eggs one by one. Tip in the flour, mixed spice, soaked dried fruit and any liquid from the bowl and nuts.
Stir everything together, and pour it into the cake pan. Make a slight dent in the centre of the mixture and bake for 1 hour in a preheated oven to 160°C.
Reduce the heat to 140°C, cover the top of the cake with a double sheet of foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
Cool in the baking pan, then lift out and wrap in baking paper. Keep in a cake pan with a lid in a cool and dark place overnight.
Soak the festive fruit mix overnight in enough alcohol or tea and completely cover the mix.
Mix the ice cream in the 2 cups of soaked festive fruit mix.
Line the same-sized round cake pan with plastic wrap before pressing the ice cream into the cake tin. Then, place it into the freezer for at least an hour.
When the cake layer is completely cooled, place it on a plate and top it with the ice cream layer.
Drizzle with melted chocolate and caramel and crumble with nuts and chocolate chunks. Serve immediately and enjoy!