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Layer Cake with Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + freezing


6 servings

Katie Williams of Black Creek, Wisconsin likes to whip up this frozen cake in the cool of the evening—or whenever convenient—then bring it out to tame the heat of the day.


  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add 1/4 cup milk and shortening; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add egg white, vanilla and remaining milk; beat 2 minutes longer.
  2. Pour into a 6-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ice cream, cherries and walnuts. Press into a foil-lined 6-in. round baking pan. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Place cake on a serving plate; invert ice cream layer onto cake. Discard foil. Spread whipped topping over top and sides of cake. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving.

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