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Melted Ice Cream Cake

I’m sure when you saw the title of this post you were probably thinking ‘What on EARTH is a melted ice cream cake?!’ Is it a cake in the shape of a melted ice cream? Nope. Is it a frozen cake made of ice cream that’s been left to melt into a soggy, disgusting mess? Nope. It’s quite simply a cake that’s been made FROM a tub of melted ice cream. Stirred into the batter and baked. Am I insane? Probably. But it is delicious, trust me!
Melted Ice Cream CakeI’d read about this wacky recipe a few months ago on a couple of American blogs and have been looking for an excuse ever since to make it… So, when Haagen-Dazs contacted me to see if I wanted to develop a recipe using their new flavour of ice cream, I knew instantly I wanted to give it a go.

All of the American recipes use boxes of cake mix as their base, so I had to play around with quantities to get them just right for a cake made ‘from scratch’ but I’m pleased to say I cracked it and I’ve ended up with a recipe that is delicious and sure to please a crowd.
Melted Ice Cream Cake
The newest flavour to come to the Haagen-Dazs brand is Honey, Walnut and Cream. I have to admit, I bought two tubs to make this recipe because I just KNEW I’d have to eat one with a spoon before I could do any cooking with it… It has a delicious flavour with each of the key ingredients easily identifiable and chunks of walnut running through it. It’s not too sweet either, which makes it a perfect ‘grown up’ ice cream. Delicious!

I’m pretty sure this cake would be awesome with any Haagen-Dazs ice cream. They are so beautifully flavoured that no other flavouring is necessary which is perfect for lazy bakers like me… Do be aware, though, that if you want to use any other brand of ice cream that may contain more air you will need to tweak the quantities.
Melted Ice Cream CakeAnother thing that struck me about this cake is just how light and fluffy it is. I guess that’s due to the milk/cream in the ice cream. Either way, I love the texture and so did my colleagues at work when I handed over the leftovers!

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Honey, Walnut and Cream Melted Ice Cream Cake
Who knew you could make cake from melted ice cream?! Me, apparently! Yummy cake with a brown sugar glaze.
  • 1 tub Haagen-Dazs Honey, Walnut and Cream Ice Cream (Melted)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 35g granulated sugar
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • Handful of walnuts, roughly chopped
1. Remove 3tbsp of the melted ice cream and set aside for later. This will be used in the glaze. 2. Mix together the remaining ice cream, eggs, flour and sugar until well combined. Pour into a prepared tin and bake at 160C for 45-60 mins or until fully cooked. 3. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes before turning out of the tin. Leave to cool completely. 4. Whilst the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. Over a medium heat, melt together the reserved ice cream, butter, and two types of sugar. Bring to the boil and allow to bubble for 1 minute before removing from the heat and allowing to cool. 5. Once the cake is cooled completely, pour over the glaze and top with chopped walnuts. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee! For an extra special treat, heat a slice in a microwave for a few seconds until the glaze is melted and serve with whipped cream… Yum!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 cake

Disclaimer: I was commissioned by Haagen-Dazs to develop this recipe. As always, all views expressed are my own honest opinions and I wasn't required to write a positive review.

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