All You Need Is Melted Ice Cream And Flour To Make A Rich Cake

Chocolate ice cream melting in bowl
Chocolate ice cream melting in bowl - Nanisimova/Shutterstock

Ice cream and cake complement each other perfectly, whether you have a scoop of ice cream next to a slice of cake or you indulge in a piece of ice cream cake. So while it may be common knowledge that the two desserts go well together, what you may not know is that you can actually use melted ice cream to make a deliciously rich cake — and it's extremely simple.

Besides some melted ice cream, all you need is self-raising flour to make this cake happen. All you do is take 2 cups of melted ice cream and 1 ½ cups of self-raising flour and whisk the two ingredients together until smooth. Then, pour the "cake batter" into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes. When the time is up, you have a rich, fluffy cake that is just as tasty as a traditional recipe. y=You may even prefer the melted ice cream method!

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What Ice Cream Flavors To Use And How To Upgrade The Simple Cake

Unbaked cake being put in oven
Unbaked cake being put in oven - Perachel paz Mark/Shutterstock

You can really use just about any ice cream flavor for this cake method, so feel free to pull whatever you have in your freezer or go out and buy your favorite flavor.

One of the simplest — and one of the most tasty — ways to go is to use a classic vanilla ice cream and top with sprinkles. You can integrate the sprinkles into the batter, add them on top of the batter, or both. There's also always chocolate ice cream, which you can use to transform into a delicious, rich chocolate cake — to make it extra chocolatey, you can add in chocolate chips. Another great combination is coffee and chocolate, so how about using up that leftover coffee ice cream for the cake and adding in chocolate chips? Or, you could go for strawberry ice cream and top the cake with slices of fresh strawberries. For another fruity option, you can use cherry ice cream to make a delicious cherry cake, then top it with whipped cream and, of course, a cherry on top.

In fact, just about any of these varieties could use a dollop of whipped cream on the top, for some extra creaminess that's a little lighter than frosting. But we won't stop you from adding frosting if you think it's a must-have for any cake — you could whip up a homemade vanilla buttercream frosting or rich chocolate frosting to make the dessert extra decadent.

Read the original article on Tasting Table.