Raspberry Creamsicle cake

8
8
8
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
34 min
Prep
9 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
This dessert represents everything we love in a Creamsicle in cake form. Just keep in mind that it does require a bit of hands-off freezing time to put together. After you bake the cake, you need to cut it in half, then spread vanilla ice cream all over it in an even layer. Let it freeze until the ice cream firms up, then spread the raspberry sorbet over the ice cream. Let it freeze again, then spread with the remaining ice cream. Place the other cake half on top, and you can wrap it up and let it freeze for as long as 1 week. It's the most impressive, sweet and delicious make-ahead dessert that you and your guests will ever see or taste.

Ingredients

cake flour

1 cup(s)

baking powder

1½ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

regular liquid egg substitute

½ cup(s)

sugar

¾ cup(s)

water

¼ cup(s), hot

unsalted butter

2 Tbsp, melted

vanilla extract

1 tsp

fat-free vanilla ice cream

4 cup(s), slightly softened

sorbet

1 cup(s), raspberry flavor, slightly softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. Line with wax paper; spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg substitute in a large bowl until thickened, about 3 minutes. Gradually add the sugar, beating until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low. Beat in the water, melted butter, and vanilla until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended.
  3. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 – 25 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack. Run a thin knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Invert onto the rack; remove the wax paper.
  4. With a serrated knife, cut the cake horizontally in half. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on a serving plate. With a narrow metal spatula, spread 2 cups of the ice cream over the cake in an even layer, spreading it all the way to the edges. (Make the layer as level as possible.) Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Spread the sorbet over the ice cream layer in an even layer; freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Spread the remaining ice cream in an even layer on top of the sorbet; top with the remaining cake layer, cut side down. Wrap tightly in heavy-duty foil; freeze until completely frozen, at least 3 hours or up to 1 week.
  5. Let the cake stand at room temperature 10 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut the cake in half, then cut each half crosswise into 6 slices. Place a slice on each of 12 chilled plates and serve at once. Yields 1/12 cake per serving.

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