As you know, Katie is turning twelve in a couple days. I wanted to make her a cake she would really love. Since Katie loves fruit and loves ice cream and it is summer, I decided to make a Banana Strawberry Ice Cream cake. When I made the pupcakes for Bailie’s birthday I had a lot of batter left over, so I made a small six inch cake to use for Katie’s upcoming birthday cake.
This cake is real easy to make, and just takes some time to allow for freezing. I cut the six inch banana cake into three slices, separated them with parchment paper and put them in the freezer. If you are making the cake fresh, there is no need to freeze it. To make the ice cream I just needed the fruit, yogurt and some maple syrup. I like to check the fruit to make sure it smells fresh before I start.
Combine the strawberries, some yogurt and a touch of maple syrup in the blender to make the ice cream. It’s always good to have a lick, you never know when it might need a bit more of something. Bacon would be a nice touch, but Mom said no to that idea.
Add half of the ice cream to the top of the first cake layer. Smooth it out with your tongue being careful not to eat it all. There is a reason I am not letting Bailie help me out with this cake. She would be eating way too many of the ingredients!
Now, unless your Mom enjoys cutting cake with a chainsaw, and you would enjoy watching the reality TV version of the birthday cake chainsaw massacre, you will need to take this beauty out of the freezer a day before the party to let it soften in the fridge. You could also make mini cakes and serve them outside while frozen solid, but I wanted one big cake for this occasion.
If you would like your own copy of my recipe, click here. Note, I don’t have any real measurements for the ice cream, I just go by how it looks adding the ingredients slowly. Stay tuned on Friday to see how Katie likes her Banana Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.