Friday, July 27, 2007

Melted Ice Cream Cake

This is a great recipe I found in Mary Hunt's "Everyday Cheapskate" column. It's a great way to make use of the little bits of ice cream that gets forgotten in the freezer or melts on the way home from the store. (Don't know how often that happens, though!)
If you're like me and buy cake mix on special to keep on hand for occasional use, this is a great recipe and so much fun!
Melted Ice Cream Cake
1 package plain white cake mix (I've used yellow and chocolate as well)
2 cups melted ice cream your choice of flavor
3 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and move rack to the middle.
Lightly grease a 12-cup Bundt pan and dust with flour (important!!).
Place the cake mix, melted ice cream, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for one minute. Increase the mixer to medium and beat two minutes longer, scraping the sides as necessary until the batter is thick and well-blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula.
Bake the cake until it springs back lightly with your finger and just starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, 38-42 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack in the pan for twenty minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake and remove. Complete cooling on a rack for 30 minutes more.
Finish with a light dusting of powdered sugar or your favorite icing.
You can use any variety of cake mix with any combination of ice cream on hand. Pudding mixes, extra moist, etc. all work just as well. If your ice cream happens to have chunks of cookie dough, chocolate, peanut putter, pralines, nuts, etc. in it your cake will be filled with all that yummy goodness just as the ice cream was.
This week I tried with recipe with leftover lime sherbet from DS's birthday punch and it worked just as well, although the cake was a little green! The cake is a little stickier and the pan needs to be thoroughly greased and floured, but it's very tasty!
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  1. Oooo, that sounds SO yummy! I never would have thought of doing that.

    And I actually had some melted ice cream yesterday - I managed to overlook it when putting away groceries because it was the only cold thing in its bag. It was very drippy when I found it!

    But, I already had a cake in the house anyway...

  2. who was the first to look at this mess and think, "I belieive that will make a great cake."

    some frugal woman, no doubt.

  3. You have to wonder, don't you? I want someone to try mixing all sorts of outrageous flavors together and tell me how the cakes turns out. We're not too adventurous with ice cream flavors in this house. Any takers? :-p