This recipe is so stinkin’ easy I’m almost embarrassed to post it here. But I think you’ll agree it
may will provide you with a fun way to “fancy up” a plain-Jane cake and make almost any occasion a little bit more special…
First of all…get out your Bundt pan. If you don’t have one, you might want to consider purchasing one. It’s totally worth the few dollars to add a little pizazz to any cake you make. Even box mixes give you the baking instructions (time and temp) for them. I got one many years ago at a yard sale, and I have given it quite a bit of use during that time… As a matter of fact, while I was looking for a new one recently, I was amazed at all the new and crazy styles that are available – so fun! these are NOT your grandma’s Bundt pans anymore!
So anyway, get out your Bundt pan and make a cake. Whip up a box mix or make your favorite recipe from scratch – it doesn’t matter. After the cake has cooled, turn it out onto a nice plate and take a serrated knife (that part is important – trust me!) and cut it across so you have the cake in 2 parts, top and bottom.
Scoop out the middle of both sides, creating a hollow space in each one. Then fill each side with softened ice cream, as you see here. You want it to be somewhat soft but not liquid so it completely fills up the space but doesn’t mushy up the cake.
After they’re filled up nicely, quickly slap the two sides back together, wrap the whole plate with plastic wrap and give it an hour or 2 to re-freeze. When you take it out, you have a few frosting options. Traditional frostings may be a bit too firm to spread nicely, so you can:
- sprinkle it with powdered sugar
- make a glaze with powdered sugar, milk, and butter
- use a canned frosting, but whip it with a mixer till it fluffs up nice and lite.
So, there you have it. It may not be a Baskin-Robbins cake, but it’s a lot cheaper, easier and customizable!
What are some of your favorite cake/ice cream combinations? Please share ’em below – they may become a new favorite 😉
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