Authors: Lori Burke
Ice Cream Cake Recipes
Copyright © 2012 by Lori Burke – All rights reserved.
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Meet the Author, Lori Burke
Hi! I'm Lori Burke, the Best-Selling author and editor of 30
Dump Cake Recipes, 30
Refrigerator Cake Recipes and 30
Icebox Cookie Recipes. I have been an avid baker and cook my entire life. But like many working Moms I just don’t have the time I’d like to bake complicated desserts for my family. So I’m always looking for quality, mouth-watering desserts that are easy to prepare.
The recipes I’ve collected in my new book, 30
Ice Cream Cake Recipes are both easy to make and incredibly delicious. I make these cakes as a special treat for my family or for birthdays and special occasions.
My husband and kids love these wonderful ice cream cakes. I really hope you like them too.
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Refrigerator Cake Recipes Lori Burke shares fast, easy-to-make refrigerator cake recipes, the majority of which require
Icebox Cookie Recipes Lori Burke reveals her favorite slice and bake icebox cookie recipes.
In this book author Georgeann Wilson presents dessert recipes that can be made in less than 10 minutes, 30 minutes or 45 minutes. These are fast, easy and
desserts you can make with ingredients already in your kitchen!
This book is dedicated to kids everywhere, both young and old, who love Ice Cream!
Table of Contents
My Mom was a great cook but as I’ve written in previous books she didn’t really bake very often. Whenever we had a family birthday Mom would order a cake from Naples bakery. Dad always got a cannoli cake for his birthday. Mom loved a fresh strawberry cake. And I usually got an ice cream cake.
The first birthday I really remember was when I was 6 or 7. We had a birthday party at home with some of my cousins and friends from the neighborhood. I remember we were all dressed up and there were a lot of games, balloons and presents. My Dad was the official photographer.
The highlight of the party was when my Mom brought the cake out from the kitchen. The kids all “ooohhhhhed.” It looked huge and was covered in whipped cream. The top was decorated with candles and had “Happy Birthday Lori” in big scrolling letters. There were beautiful, elaborate candy flowers and the side of the cake had rainbow sprinkles all the way around. As we would soon discover it was made of layers of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream and devil’s food cake. It was a work of art and tasted like heaven. I remember Mom took a few of the flowers and wrapped them carefully in a plastic bag before putting them in the freezer as a keepsake. We had them for years. It was a wonderful day.
When I got older and married I decided to make ice cream cakes for the kids’ birthdays and for special occasions. I discovered the process was really very simple. Ice cream cakes are made of layers. You alternate cookie crumb, cake or brownie layers with ice cream layers and toppings like hot fudge, chocolate sauce or fruit. Each ice cream layer has to be frozen before the next layer is added so these cakes take a little more time to complete. But the process itself is very simple and the final ice cream cake is so delicious it’s well worth the effort.
In this book I’ve shared recipes that use premium or super-premium ice cream, whipped cream, fudge sauce and other ingredients that contribute to the delicious taste of each cake but which also have a high fat content. Because these are very rich desserts I only make these cakes for birthdays and special occasions. For those people who are looking for healthy recipes I do offer some substitutions you can make to prepare a more heart-healthy ice cream cake.
In 30 Delicious Ice Cream Cake Recipes I’ve collected the Ice Cream Cake recipes that my family and I enjoy. I hope that you and your family enjoy them as much as we have.
Premium and Super-Premium Ice Cream
The recipes in this book use premium or super-premium ice cream. Premium ice cream must contain at least 12% butterfat and super premium must contain at least 14% butterfat. That’s before any other ingredients are added.
Premium and super-premium ice creams not only have higher butterfat content but they also contain less air which makes the ice cream thicker and creamier. They are also made with real milk, egg yolks and cream.
Häagen-Dazs® and Ben & Jerry’s® offer some excellent super-premium ice cream flavors. In Chicago we love Oberweiss® ice cream which has 18% butter fat content and is simply delicious.
However, quality ice cream doesn’t need high butterfat content in order to taste good. Blue Bell® ice cream is one example and gelato, while technically not ice cream according to FDA standards, is another example.
There are those who swear that Blue Bell® ice cream is the best ice cream on the planet and surpasses even the super-premium ice creams in taste and texture. It’s made with real milk, cream and natural ingredients. Yet it only has 13% butter fat content with very little air in it. Blue Bell has a manufacturing process that produces a wonderful, creamy ice cream that doesn’t need the higher percentage of butterfat required by the super-premium products.