Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

dsc_0890The three months of summer just breezed by! I had been on a sabbatical from work yet I don’t know how the months flew by! I spent 5 weeks in India so that explains partly why I felt the time go by so fast.  I spent half the time in kerala undergoing Ayurvedic treatment for my RA and the rest of the time in Mumbai pampered by my family.  Gosh, I really needed that! And now I am back to face reality and work 🙁

Anyways, last week of August was wonderful since it was both my birthday and my daughter’s. I always try to make a special cake for my kids’ birthdays and so was wondering what cake to bake this year. Plus this one was special – my baby girl was turning 10! Before leaving for India I had promised the kids that I would make home made ice cream for them but somehow never got around to it. Hence now an idea came to mind. How about an ice cream cake? And after that,  it was easy to decide the flavors – what better than chocolate cake and strawberry ice cream? After all my daughter loves both – she eats strawberries all year round! And she can never have enough of chocolate! My son helped to make this surprise wonderful cake for her!

Chocolate strawberry ice cream cakeI didn’t waste any time looking for recipes – I decided to bake the chocolate cake using my vegan chocolate cake recipe. And then I made the ice cream base using whipping cream and real strawberries!  The Birthday girl was floored and so were the rest of the neighborhood kiddo gang whom we invited for an impromptu pizza and cake celebration.  Yummy Yum!

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

  • Servings: Makes about 10-12 servings
  • Time: about 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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For the chocolate Cake:

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup beet puree or apple sauce (or 1/4 cup whole milk)

For the ice cream layer:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can evaporating milk
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp strawberry preserves or jam
  • 1/2 cup strawberry finely chopped (optional)


Pre heat oven to 350 deg F(180 deg C). Prepare a loaf pan by greasing and dusting lightly with flour.

Mix all the dry ingredients-flours, baking soda,salt,cocoa and sugar in a parchment paper/tray.

In a large mixing bowl add the water, oil,vinegar and vanilla. Add the above dry ingredients to this and mix using an electric mixer(or a stand mixer).  Add the beet puree or apple sauce or milk. Mix till well blended and you get a smooth mixture.

Pour into a loaf pan. Bake at 350deg F (or 180 deg C) for about 20-25 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let cool.

Once cooled , take the cake out from the pan and cut into two layers horizontally carefully using a sharp serrated knife. Keep aside.

Take a large mixing bowl (or use a stand mixer) and whip the whipping cream, evaporating milk and condensed milk together until creamy. Add the strawberry preserves and the chopped strawberries and mix well.

Now to assemble the cake, take a loaf pan and place a large piece of plastic wrap on it such that there is enough overhang on both sides. Now place one piece of cake on the bottom. Then add half the whipped ice cream mixture. Place the second cake layer on top and add the rest of the ice cream mixture on top. Cover the pan with the plastic wrap that was hanging outside. cover tightly and place cake in the freezer to set for 6-8 hours.

Remove cake from freezer about 30-45 minutes before serving. Place pan on a pan with hot water to get it out quickly. Turn ice cream cake onto serving tray and cut into slices to serve.

Chocolate Strawberry ice cream cake


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  1. Namaskaram indu. First of all Happy Birthday (a bit late) to you and your daughter. 😃😃
    And you came to us in Kerala for treatment, hope you are well now or at least much better.
    And of courseI like your recipe and those beautiful photos.

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