All-American Ice Cream Cake
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons red food coloring
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 pounds cream cheese, softened
1/2 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Grease and flour a 10-inch springform pan. In a large bowl, beat together sugar,
oil and eggs. Whisk in buttermilk. In a small bowl, combine food coloring and
cocoa. Add to egg mixture. Sift salt and flour into batter and mix well. Combine
vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl and add to batter. Immediately pour
batter into prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes. Cool cake in the pan for 10
minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.
Whip cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
Slice cake horizontally into three equal layers. Place bottom layer back into
springform pan. Spread with approximately 1 cup of softened ice cream to make a
1-inch layer. Freeze until solid. Spread blackberry jam on top of ice cream
layer and place second cake layer on top. Spread with another layer of ice cream
and freeze. Top with jam and last cake layer. Freeze until solid. Unmold the
cake onto a platter and coat with cream cheese frosting. Freeze until 15 minutes
before serving time. Use a knife dipped in hot water to cut slices.