Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake Roll (recipe)

When I saw this recipe for Ice Cream Cake Roll (posted by Kim at Kelli's 3 Boys and a Dog), I knew I had to try it.  Kim had a great tip for filling the cake roll.  But since I'd been making homemade ice cream for a few weeks at that point, I wanted to try the recipe using homemade ice cream.

With the flavor combination of Drake's Cakes Funny Bones in mind, I decided to make peanut butter ice cream.

I baked the cake according to the recipe, except that I used all-purpose flour instead of cake flour.  Be careful when you flip the cake onto the towel dusted with confectioner's sugar:  I got a poof of sugar that was a mess to clean up.  I rolled up the warm cake in the towel and let it cool while the ice cream churned.  I transferred the ice cream to a freezer container, but assembled the cake while the ice cream was still soft enough to spread. Don't spread the ice cream as close to the edge as I did; it oozed out as the cake rolled up. We had to scrape off the extra ice cream and eat it.

We wrapped the cake roll in foil and stored it in the freezer.  The next day I unwrapped it to slice.  This is much easier is you allow the cake roll to soften slightly before attempting to slice it.

The cake has a mild chocolate flavor; next time I might add a layer of chocolate ganache between the cake and the ice cream. The outside of the cake wasn't pretty; some parts were dusted with powdered sugar and some peeled off. This could be fixed by frosting the roll or maybe dusting with more powdered sugar. We also found that the dessert is much more enjoyable when the ice cream softens a bit. It was worth the effort, though, and I'll make it again.

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  1. My aunt always made a cake roll at Christmas and covered it with a chocolate ganache - she claimed it covered up the imperfections on the outside! I loved because I can never get enough chocolate!

  2. WOW!!! this looks and sounds AWESOME!!! I love the combination in this YUMMY!!! treat.

  3. you always have such good food on here~ i am glad i do not live near you, or i just might visit ALL THE TIME

  4. Holy smokes that looks freaking so good, not on my diet so mean ... LOL ;)

    GREAT job my dear!

  5. I make pumpkin roll every Thanksgiving, so I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try! Looks delicious

  6. What a great recipe. Can't wait to try it.

  7. That looks delicious!! Peanut butter ice cream? I'll be right over - LOL!

  8. Looks so yummy. I wonder if I can coerce Amber into making this for me. :-)

  9. Looks yummy. i think i will try this for easter. thanks

  10. Ah these must be delicious. I really shouldn't be browsing recipes, I just gained 6 pounds maybe more now after losing 40 post postpartum!


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