Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
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Rather than a tall layer cake, this is a "sandwich-style" ice cream cake. A single cake layer is split, and a thick layer of dairy-free strawberry ice cream is "sandwiched" between the layers. We love this ratio! Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow ample time for cooling and chilling. We have included Prep and Cook times for baking the cake.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 birthday cake (12 slices)
  • 1 Recipe Dairy-Free White or Chocolate Cake (single layer; see the post above for suggestions)
  • 10 ounces frozen strawberries (or your favorite berry)
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dairy-free frosting (see post above for suggestions)
  1. Bake the cake in a 9-inch or 10-inch cake pan and let cool completely. (See Cake Pan Size note in post above.)
  2. Slice the cake horizontally into two parts, the top slightly larger than the bottom. Set the top half to one side and place the bottom half into a 9-inch springform pan, trimming the cake, if needed. A pancake turner, pizza spatula, bottom of a tart pan, or a very flat plate can be used to help you in this maneuver.
  3. Put the strawberries, coconut milk, sweetener, and vanilla in your blender, and blend until there are no chunks of strawberry.
  4. Process the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  5. Once churned, the ice cream should have a soft serve consistency. Spread it on the lower half of the cake, in your springform pan. Place the top half of the cake on the ice cream, trimming it, if needed.
  6. Spray a large piece of plastic wrap with non-stick spray, place it on top of the cake, and press down firmly to eliminate any air bubbles.
  7. Freeze the cake for 4 hours or more.
  8. Frost the cake and decorate as desired. Keep the cake frozen until ready to serve.
Cake Decorations: If decorating with fresh fruit, add the fruit just before serving. it will be hard if frozen.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 490 Fat: 25.4g Saturated fat: 10.5g Carbohydrates: 66.3g Sugar: 51.6g Sodium: 317mg Fiber: 2.2g Protein: 2.7g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-strawberry-ice-cream-cake