Lemon meringue ice cream cake

Lemon meringue ice cream cake

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(51 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 30 mins Plus at least 4 hours freezing time


Serves 8
This looks and tastes so good people will never believe it only takes 20 minutes to put together

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: lemon meringue ice cream cake

  • kcal464
  • fat26g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.51g
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  • bought slab of madeira cake
  • 8 meringue nests
  • 500ml tub crème fraîche
  • jar of good quality lemon curd
  • red summer berries to decorate


  1. Line the base of a 20cm round springform cake tin with greaseproof paper. Cut the Madeira cake into 1cm slices and use to line the base of the tin. Fill in the gaps between the slices with small pieces of cake.

  2. Break the meringues into pieces and put into a large bowl. Tip in all the crème fraîche and fold together. Dollop large spoonfuls of the meringue mixture and lemon curd into the tin. Don’t stir. Spread level with a palette knife, then tap the tin on the counter surface to make sure the mixture is packed down. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

  3. When ready to serve, remove the cake from the tin and put on a serving plate. Decorate with red summer berries.

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13th Aug, 2009
I have made this several times and it is always well received,I gave the recipe to my sister and she made it, and also made one with chocolate spread instead of lemon, the kids loved it. I am going to experiment and make one with blackcurrant coulis, I'll let you know how it works. Brilliant versitile recipe.
3rd Aug, 2009
my mam is also making it for a 'come dine with me' style evening with her friends....hope they like it as much as i do.
21st Jul, 2009
This was a very easy recipe and looked and tasted great, although maybe a little on the sweet side. I served a raspberry coulis with it - which went well. I would not make for less than 6 people, as it does not keep if there is any left over. I unmoulded an hour before I needed it and it was just right. Went down a storm with my family and will make again.
17th Jul, 2009
Loved this recipe, made it for my boyfriends birthday and he loved it too. Made it with a raspberry and alize coulis, so nice. I also used a digestive biscuit base instead, delicious.
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3rd Jun, 2009
I made this with the Madeira cake and it was nice but I thought it could be improved upon. I used 200g smashed up digestive biscuits and mixed them with 100g melted butter and 2 tablespoons of honey (heated together in microwave on medium heat for 2 mins) and used this as the base. The result was WOW!! So much better than the Madeira base. It is a much requested family favourite. My dad, who is NOT a raver, kept telling everyone they had to sample it at a recent family do. According to him "It's absolutely Fantastic!!".
31st May, 2009
Mmmmm heaven!
28th May, 2009
Recently had friends over for dinner, had quite a spicy chilli before and this ended the meal fantastically!! Perfect for a cook with little time on her hands and yet seemed like it took forever to cook!! My friends are not big pudding eaters but this went down a storm! Have since been asked to make this again and again!
24th May, 2009
I made this for a dinner party and my friends were so impressed that they have asked me to make one for their next party.I make my own lemon curd which is quite tart so I didn't find it too sweet.I intend to make several over the summer.
21st May, 2009
Didn't like this recipe at all and neither did my family. Tasted like a shortcut - thrown together sort of dessert but not as good as other ones I've made. I had to throw most of this dessert out as it was uneaten - and that's unheard of in our house!
14th May, 2009
I made this for a dinner party and it went down so well everyone wanted seconds. Nice, light, but sweet dessert that is so easy to make. I added some raspberry coulis and some fresh raspberries on top which went nicely against the sharp lemon.


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