Dish of the Week, 8th May 2018 – Ice Cream Cake by Chef Basabi

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

This week’s Dish of the Week entry is something truly spectacular. We have a lip-smacking dessert in the form of an Ice Cream Cake by Chef Basabi – and it’s every bit as amazing as it sounds.

This is how Chef Basabi described the dish in her own words: “This is a very yummy dessert to treat all age groups and especially people who love both ice cream and cake. I will say that it’s a fusion cake.”

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The dish is one that holds a special place in the heart of this amazing chef – as it combines the past, present, and future of her family.

“This is indeed a very special and favourite dish for me as I love both ice cream and cakes. Right from my childhood days, my parents together used to make Vanilla Sponge Cake for me at that time in a cake oven.”

“I love Baking, Cake Decorating, experimenting with different varieties which is perfect for an Ice Cream Cake. This is also very special to me as my daughter loves my Ice Cream Cakes a lot!”

“My daughter loves both ice cream and cakes and so I thought of combining both as an experiment and it came out nicely on the first attempt itself,” she  says with affection.

Chef Basabi was also generous enough to share some tips on how to prepare an Ice Cream Cake:

  • It can be done both with or without Egg.
  • Just assemble the cake bases with an Ice cream of your choice in between the layers. This is very similar to what we do with cream frosting.
  • Rest it in the freezer until it’s firm.
  • Take it out and decorate it however you like.
  • Once the decorations are done, remember to keep it in the fridge as it’s an Ice Cream Cake.
  • Take it out of the fridge about 5-10 minutes before serving so that the cake can become soft – which makes it easy to cut with a knife like a normal cake.
  • Even at room temperature, the cake doesn’t melt for about 15-20 minutes.
  • I have tried making an Ice Cream Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberry Ice Cream and also a combination of both Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Cream.
  • Remember that a little more care is needed for this compared to a normal cake as this is a frozen cake.

When quizzed on other dishes she was looking to make famous on FoodyBuddy, Chef Basabi showed us her love for desserts saying, “My Bengali speciality dishes and also my Tea Cakes, Rasamalai Cake, Italian Tiramisu Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Cake and lots more.”

“I’m also thinking of making Ice Cream Chocolate Cupcakes too that’s my another thing to try out next!”

It’s clear that Chef Basabi loves baking and she echoed this statement in her closing words saying, “Baking is an art. If you really love it then you will enjoy it so be open to trying out lots of new things.”

From everyone here at FoodyBuddy, we wish you all the very best going forward, Chef Basabi 🙂

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