Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Ice-cream Cake

Recipe from Women's Weekly The Barbecue Cookbook
Images by Yasmin

This is a beautiful idea; two wonderful creations combined - ice-cream and cake! Ice-cream cake is fun to make with a few people as it brings you together and enables you to relax as you work. As a result, this is how the image below came to be made. Because there are chocolate and cherries in this recipe, I naturally don't like it; however, I am under the impression that my friends and family LOVE it so I'm sure you will too! Boxing Day was also when this dish was served, alongside the Orange Creme Caramel dessert. Good combination! Unfortunately, as you can see in the image below, the loveheart tin chosen to make this dessert in wasn't deep enough, so we could only stack two layers into the cake; serving the third as a scoop of ice-cream.

  • 2L vanilla ice-cream
  • 90g dark cooking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 2 tblsp cocoa
  • 2 tblsp red glace cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 bag of honeycomb chocolates
Heat chocolate and cream over low heat until chocolate is melted, stir in sifted cocoa, cool to room temperature. Whip cream until soft peaks form.

Soften Ice-cream tube slightly, divide between three bowls. Mix glace cherries into ice-cream in one bowl. Spoon ice-cream into cake tin. Freeze while preparing the next layer.

Gently fold chocolate cream into the second bowl of vanilla ice-cream. Spoon chocolate ice-cream over first layer.

For third layer, half or quater the chocolate honeycomb pieces. Mix into the last bowl of ice-cream. Spoon over chocolate ice-cream (if you have room!!!). Freeze several hours or overnight.


  1. Delicious, what else I can say.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh yes please - I'd like seconds - or thirds
    mary x

  3. I can only agree with the other comments, oh wow. Diane