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Sherbet Cream Cake

For a show-stopping spring or summer dessert, serve this colorful, refreshing "cake." This recipe takes a little time to prepare, but it's a beautiful and delicious creation. Family members often request it for their birthdays. —Paula Wipf, Arlington, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    14-16 servings


  • 3 cups each raspberry, orange and lime sherbet
  • 3 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened, divided
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • Raspberries and orange and lime slices, optional


  • Using a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop, shape sherbet into balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 qt. vanilla ice cream, 1 cup pecans and 1 cup chocolate chips. Spread into a 10-in. tube pan.
  • Alternately arrange 12 sherbet balls, four of each color, against the center tube and outer edge of pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Spread with 1 qt. ice cream; freeze for 30 minutes. Top with remaining sherbet balls. Combine remaining ice cream, pecans and chips; spread over sherbet balls. Cover and freeze overnight.
  • Run a knife around edge of pan; dip pan in lukewarm water until loosened. Invert cake onto a serving plate. Frost with whipped cream. Return to freezer. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with raspberries and orange and lime slices if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 605 calories, 38g fat (18g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • randcbruns
    Aug 13, 2016

    Sims a great combination. My family loves this but certainly prefers it without the chocolate chips. This is also a crowd pleaser because it is so gorgeous on thneplate.

  • marijka94
    Mar 31, 2015

    Carolinerbain... see #5 above, 2nd sentence...Frost with whipped cream!

  • Carolinerbain
    Mar 31, 2015

    You don't say about covering it with Whipped Cream but assume you do! I rated it so I could put in this comment.

  • eyeball4
    Jun 24, 2014

    I have made this using lemon, lime and orange sherbet and leave out the pecans!!!

  • Ezbz
    Apr 24, 2014

    Beautiful end result. No where worth the time to make. In essence, it's a piece of ice cream! That's a lot of work for look without substance. Glad I tried it but won't be making it again

    Apr 19, 2014

    I wonder how it will taste if I replace the lime, orange and raspberry sherbet to Schwan's Passion Fruit sherbet.

  • Brookes Grandma
    Feb 21, 2011

    I made this recipe several years ago and received many compliments. My husband especially loved it. I thought that I had lost the recipe, and now I'm so excited to have found it , I will not loose it again!

  • rebeckbeck
    Jul 22, 2010

    This is a wonderful recipe. Turned out exactly as pictured. This will be my 4th time to use this recipe. Thank goodness I was able to find it online. I had lost it from my recipe box.

  • Rachel Rice
    Nov 6, 2006

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