The holy grail of vegan desserts. Say hello to the ICE CREAM CAKE!

Hi you guys. I know sometimes I say that something is the best ever, or you have to make it, but this time I mean it ok? I made a flippin' ice cream cake. A vegan one. If it's possible to make a vegan ice cream cake, then anything is possible my friends. Read this article on conversations with women at PUADatabase.com.

So I also figured out how to make the pictures bigger! How is it for you? Too big? Too slow to load? Let me know in the comments if it bugs you and I'll shrink them right back down again.

So, on my 22cnd birthday in beautiful Milwaukee, my generous brother got me an ice cream cake. It blew my mind and I thought it was just going to have to stay there rattling around my blown out mind because no way could I ever handle that much dairy again but here we are.

A vegan chocolate vanilla icecream cake with chocolate cream cheeze frosting and it's ohsogood and 100% guaranteed to fool even the biggest dairy lover. Nothing tastes fake about it (you know sometimes you get that fakesugarytaste?) and I'm so proud of it! I really hope you'll make one because it was fun and it's impressive to be able to yank it out of the freezer and surprise your friends with a real life home-made ice cream cake.

For the cakey bit you'll need:
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Some ice cream obv. I used Swedish Glace vanilla because it's delicious, I ended up using about a tub and half in this, pick up a couple of tubs of your favourite flavour.

The frosting is just two 220g/8 oz tubs of Pure cream cheeze and two 100g/3 1/2 oz bars of dark chocolate (and a tiny bit of soy milk). Choose your favourite again!

You could also totally change the flavours of this, use mint ice cream and mint chocolate frostings, or crush up some cookies and mix them in with the ice cream before you layer it all up!

The cake part is pretty simple. Put the soy milk and vinegar into a mug and leave it to curdle. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and add the oil and mix together.

Now add the curdled milk and mix again, it's quite thick but that's ok.

Line 3 cake pans with greaseproof paper. I've only got two pans that are the same size so I did two, then another one.



Pour in your mix, not very high, maybe an inch high? They need to be quite thin so go easy. Bake them at Gas mark 4/375F/190C for about 20-25 minutes. Once they're done you need to take them out of the pans and let them cool COMPLETELY. I know you want to get started but ice cream and warm cake don't work here! I even put them into the fridge for a bit too to make it even easier to assemble.



Once they're totally cooled you need to find a dish with high sides that you can build it in.

Once you've grabbed it, line it with two layers of clingfilm in opposite directions so there aren't any gaps.

Put your first cake, top side facing down (because you'll turn the pot upside down to tip it out) then grab your ice cream. Get a big spatula type tool and a knife, and scoop up some ice cream with the spatula, then use the knife to gently ease it onto the cake. You have to be gentle or you'll tear the cake, but don't be slow or you'll end up with ice cream soup.

When you've done a layer, take the next cake and put it on top and press it down slightly, you want it to be firm but not squishing out the sides. Do another ice cream layer, then top with the final cake.


Pull up the clingfilm from the sides and wrap it tightly across the top, then stick that bad boy in the freezer for AT LEAST an hour. I'm telling you, there's no way you can ice this sucker unless you give it enough time to freeze. Overnight would be best, but really, who does that? I know I can't sleep if there's an ice cream cake in the freezer waiting for me.

While it's re-freezing tip the cream cheeze into a bowl and beat it to make it all smoothy smooth. Break up the chocolate.



Melt it over a pan of simmering water or in a microwave (easier). If you do it in the microwave, separate it into thirds and give it bursts of 10 seconds, then stir, then 10 seconds, stir until it's melted completely. Tip the first third onto the cream cheeze and stir together.


Melt the second lot and mix that in too.

Once you've mixed all of the chocolate in it'll be reeeeeally stiff and impossible to ice a fragile cake with. Add a little bit of soy milk at a time, stirring as you go until it's smooth and light enough that you could easily spread it onto a cake.

Ok! So now you've got the frosting. I hope you've waited long enough for the cake to re-freeze, be patient baking pals! Go and grab it from the freezer and put a plate over the top of your dish. Flip it all over and take off the dish. Peel away the clingfilm and you should have something like this.



Eek! almost there! Now you need to work fast because for some reason soy ice cream melts like it's trying to race you as you put the frosting on. The easiest way I found was to use a butter knife and kind of smush the icing over the ice cream to make a seal between each cake layer so that even if it tries to melt, it can't escape.

Once you've frosted it, back in the freezer it goes. I know, sorry, it's almost time to eat though! Please give it at least another hour, you just want it to be firm enough that you can cut a slice.

Now quick! Eat it before it melts!


44 comments:

aDeLiNe said...

Oh my god oh my god you're the best!
Big photos = LOOOVE.
Think I can make the Epic 6 layer cake AND this one for my birthday? Or would be overkill?

aDeLiNe said...

Oh my god oh my god you're the best!
Big photos = LOOOVE.
Think I can make the Epic 6 layer cake AND this one for my birthday? Or would be overkill?

aDeLiNe said...

Why twice Blogger? Why?

Naomi Rose said...

haha Hi Adeline! I think make the epic 6 layer for your pre-birthday week, then make this for the actual day! Then a white chocolate red velvet polar bear for the day after. Phew!

Steven said...

Looks great. Bigger pictures totally work, I agree that the default blogspot width is too small. Like your pink spatula; I have the same in blue

Naomi Rose said...

it's so much more satisfying to see all the food isn't it?! I love that spatula! Good taste Steven, good taste.

Debbie said...

That looks amazing!! Love the new size pictures too :)

Naomi Rose said...

thanks Debbie!

Gabby said...

I pretty much adore you! Looks amazing and delicious!

samboy said...

*drools*

mmmmm send me some?x

Naomi Rose said...

Aw Gabby I adore you right back!

Sam come over and have some! yay!

Jacque said...

OMG!! Vegan Ice Cream Cake!! You are an absolute genius! I have already copied down the recipe and I plan to make it for my sister's birthday party!! SOOOO exciting!!

Naomi Rose said...

haha, no problem! I hope she likes it, it tastes G O O D

nora said...

can we bow down to you or something?

Diana said...

BIGGER IS BETTER. and more delicious!

Naomi Rose said...

ha nora, bow down to the cake, not me!

Diana you know that's the truth!

Millie said...

Oh my Gosh... what a tempting cake. I'm not going to make it yet, being a new vegan I'm trying to concentrate on getting main meals cooked first, but it's my birthday in april and I am so gonna make this!! Thanks for sharing x

Lea said...

Wow! That cake looks amazing! I can't wait to try it- especially the chocolate cream cheese icing.

Naomi Rose said...

Millie, great job, keep on going!

Thanks Lea, the cream cheese icing is great but needs 10 minutes or so to defrost when you take the cake out of the freezer :)

Oranges And Apples said...

Yum! I've given you an award over on my blog, I know you don't do award posts, but everyone can always do with a little appreciation, right?

glutenfreewelshy said...

Oh my word, that looks amazing! Good job! Not sure if I have the skills to make it though :)

Naomi Rose said...

Franca, you're the sweetest! Thank you!

glutenfreewelshy, if I can do this you definitely can!

pavotrouge said...

amazing! uploading all the pictures is pure torture, though ;-)

G! said...

Love love love the bigger pictures... keep, please!

InALittleMinute said...

yummy!

julialuckett said...

this is genius. I spent a lot of time with a vegan over the summer and never knew what to feed him. this i amazing!

Julia

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Oh, my! That looks divine!

.siobhan. said...

ohhh, that looks so good! i agree, bigger pictures are better, they make me want to jump in there!

Polka Dotty said...

This looks amazing. I'll have to try it some time.
Today I made the Mexican Wedding Cakes you posted a few days ago. Oh my they're delicious :)
Love your blog!

Polka Dotty said...

This looks amazing. I'll have to try it some time.
Today I made the Mexican Wedding Cakes you posted a few days ago. Oh my they're delicious :)
Love your blog!

Naomi Rose said...

did you? I'm so happy you liked them! Thanks lovely!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

This has been an absurdly long time in coming, but I think you've got me convinced to switch over to primarily soy milk! This cake looks amazing!!!

i-zilla said...

omg that looks amazing....will you marry me? lol

Jennifer said...

This cake looks SO heavenly!!!!! WOW!!! and Im loving the little heart measuring spoons :)

Naomi Rose said...

Lindsey for real? That's amazing! Well done!

i-zilla, lets go to VEGAS! haha.

Thanks Jennifer! I love the spoons too :)

Hanako66 said...

you are so cute and this looks SO good!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I need this cake!! Looks awesome. :)

Naomi Rose said...

You're cuter love!

Make it Rebecca, do it do it!

Emily said...

Thanks for this recipe! I made this cake this past weekend for my birthday and it was quite tasty! I used So Delicious Mint Marble Fudge ice cream which really took it over the top.

Marly said...

Well, there goes the notion that you can be vegan and skinny! I think with incredible vegan recipes like this, I have no chance. Oh well, at least I'll be happy. Can't wait to try it!

Serena said...

OH MY GOD THIS LOOKS AMAZING.
Thank you thank you thank you. I love ice cream cakes!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

A vegan ice-cream cake?!! I think I'm going to faint over here. This is spectacular :)

donna said...

How did yo--But you couldn't bec--It's not poss-

I cannot wait to try this!

yuzu said...

wow.. this is lovely.. do u think it is ok for diabetics? i'd like to make this for my mother in law.. :)