ESBS: Mini Strawberry Ice Cream Cakes

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Sometimes, a girl just needs some ice cream cake.

Am I right or am I right?

I was lucky enough to enjoy ice cream cake this year for my 25th birthday because my lactose intolerant husband reluctantly graciously bought one for me from Baskin Robbins. It was heaven wrapped in sweet chocolate, vanilla and raspberry.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I ate, probably, 3/4 of this cake myself. Safe to say, I couldn’t eat ice cream cake for a while after that. Fast forward 6 months and I found myself, finally, ready to enjoy this childhood favorite of mine once again. Luckily, my timing was spot on because it has been close to the 100’s almost every day here in Virginia for the past 2 weeks. Ice cream cake never sounded so good.

Except this time, I made them & made them tiny. Because what’s cuter than a tiny little strawberry ice-cream cake in pretty cupcake liners? Not many things, I’ll argue :) Although these are INCREDIBLY cute and INSANELY delicious, I probably won’t make them again unless someone asks me. They are not easy, at all, to assemble.

Recipe adapted from My Recipes.

Mini Strawberry Ice Cream Cakes

What You’ll Need:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups low-fat strawberry ice cream, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping
  • Thinly sliced strawberries for garnish

How to Make Them:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Coat a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray and then line the bottom of pan with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray.
  • Place sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a whisk. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition.

  • Beat in extracts and pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then carefully peel off wax paper and allow the cake to cool completely. Then place cake on a cutting board and refrigerate until cold (about 2 hours).

  • Spread ice cream evenly over top of cake; cover with plastic wrap. Freeze until firm (6 hours to overnight).

  • Once cake has fully chilled, cut with a 2-inch round cutter into 24 cake rounds. (NOTE:  This is the part that was nearly impossible. The cute rounds ended up too difficult to do so I just took a knife and cut them into squares).
  • Working quickly so the ice cream doesn’t melt, stack ice cream side up, in a paper muffin cup liner; top with another cake round, ice cream side down. Repeat procedure with remaining cake rounds.
  • Once cakes are assembled, place a dollop of whipped topping & a strawberry slice on each cake. Serve and enjoy!

I savored every last one of these little cakes. They make the perfect bite-size dessert or afternoon snack!

Nutritional Information per cake: 270 calories, 7 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber.

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Comments

  1. Posted by Alicia on
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    Those are so cute and they look SO good!
  2. Posted by Stephsbitebybite on
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    How cute are these?!!
  3. Posted by Kim - Liv Life on
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    These little guys are adorable! I've recently discover how much I enjoy serving the mini/individual desserts. So much easier. I can see these at my daughter's birthday party!
  4. Posted by Sabrina on
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    These are too precious! I absolutely love them! I bet they were delicious!
  5. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    These are adorable!
  6. Posted by Ravienomnoms on
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    You are SO right! These little things are just so cute
  7. Posted by torviewtoronto on
    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
    cupcakes look wonderful
  8. Posted by Kate@Diethood.com on
    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
    These must be crazy-delish! I love ice cream cakes! It's what I order each year for my birthday. :) 
  9. Posted by Melissa D on
    Friday, June 17th, 2011
    Would it be too hard to do this using cupcake/muffin tins? Just slice the cupcakes in half horizontally, scoop on ice cream (or partially melt ice cream in another tin and freeze, and then dip in hot water to loosen), and top with the whipped cream.

    It would eliminate the cutting issue I think, and everything would still be in identical portion sizes.
  10. Posted by cornwall solicitors on
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
    This blog is very delicious that it contain so many yummy recipe. I loved to eat this, all recipe are very nice and I will make this yummy chocolate cake on my mother birthday.