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Black Forest Cherry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Black Forest Cherry Ice Cream Cake, by , is from The Cookbook of Elizabeth Ann O'Farrell Zeller, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Elizabeth Zeller
Added: Thursday, November 29, 2007


1 can (1lb) red sour pitted pie cherries, drained
1/4 c sugar
2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
2 T kirsch

Cake layer
1/4 c butter
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t vanilla extract
2 squares (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1c sufted all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
3/4 c milk

1/2 c sugar
3/4 c cold water
3/4 c kirsch

1 c whipping cream
3 T confectioners sugar
Maraschino cherries and chocolate curls

To prepare ice cream layers, sweeten drained cherries with 1/4 sugar and allow to stand tow or three hours. Line two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans with aluminum foil, allowing fliol to extend over edge. Stir 1 T kirsch into each pint of ice cream into each cake pan. Drain cherries and sprinkle half over each ice cream layer, freeze.

To prepare cake layer; generously butter bottom of one 8 or 9 inch cake pan and dust with flour. In a small mixing bowl cream butter; gradually add 3/4 c sugar and beat until well blended. Beat in eggs. Blend in vanilla. Add chocolate in creamed mixture. Sift together flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Turn into pan. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 30 minutes. cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.Turn onto rack to cool.
To prepare syrup, combine 1/2 c sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to boil over low heat, stirring only until sugar dissolves. Boil briskly 10 minutes. Cool to lukewarm and stir in kirsch. When cake is cool slice crosswise into 3 layers. Place layers on long strip of waxed paper and prick each lightly with fork. Sprinkle about 1/4 cut syrup evenly over each layer; let rest 5 minutes.
To assemble ice cream cake, on a serving plate, place a layer of cake onto it unmold a layer of ice cream. Add a second layer of cake and second layer of ice cream. Top with third layer of cake. Return to freezer until ready to frost for serving.

To prepare frosting, whip cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom wrote, " I made this for Mother's 89th birthday".




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