Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake
The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.
You can see from Sunita's how-to and recipe (on her blog) that this is a thin chocolate cake first layered with cream filling and then rolled jelly-roll style. The cake is sliced and then used to line a bowl. The "bowl" of cake is then filled with ice cream and fudge. The cake is inverted and voila! An extra fancy ice cream cake.
I decided to forgo the fudge filling and do a Neapolitan theme instead. For the strawberry ice cream I blended some vanilla ice cream with strawberries in the food processor... so easy!
This was a great dessert! I loved the cake and whipped cream layer, I might have to make that by itself next time.
I can't help but thinking my cake kind of looked like a mutant-cake-monkey.
If you'd like the recipe, please visit Sunita's blog. She has a most-excellent pictorial how-to as well.
OK, can't wait to see what next month's Daring Bakers Challenge is. Hopefully it will be as fun and tasty as this one.