Peach & red berry ice cream cake

Peach & red berry ice cream cake

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Prep: 45 mins Cook: 30 mins plus 4 hrs freezing


Cuts into 12 slices
This dessert is one seriously cool customer - layer vanilla sponge with mascarpone fruit ice cream and berries

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal541
  • fat37g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.5g


    For the cake

    • 75g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 175g golden caster sugar
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 3 medium eggs
    • 100g soured cream (from a 300g pot, use the rest in the ice cream layer, below)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    For the ice cream layer

    • 200g raspberries, plus extra to serve
    • 100g redcurrant, plus extra to serve



      These shiny little berries grow low on bushes, hanging from the branches like rows of miniature…

    • 100g icing sugar, plus 2 tbsp
    • 300ml pot double cream
    • 250g tub mascarpone
    • 200g soured cream (leftover from the cake)
    • 3 peaches, stoned and chopped



      Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…


    1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm deep cake tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, sugar, flour, eggs, soured cream, vanilla and 1⁄4 tsp salt into a large mixing bowl and blend together using an electric hand whisk. Once smooth, scrape into the cake tin and bake for 50-55 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool for 10 mins in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    2. Clean the cake tin, and line with a double layer of cling film. Tip half the raspberries, half the redcurrants and 2 tbsp of the icing sugar into a bowl and lightly crush with a fork, set aside. Pour the double cream, icing sugar and mascarpone into another bowl and whisk with an electric hand whisk until softly whipped and just holding its shape. Fold through the sour cream, peaches, and whole and crushed berries.

    3. Split the cake into 3 even layers. Flip the top layer into the cake tin, so the top now becomes the base. Scrape half the cream and fruit mixture into the tin, spread to the edges and level the top. Flip the middle layer of cake into the tin, top with the remaining cream and fruit mixture, then flip on the final layer of sponge. Give the sponge a gentle press to expel any gaps between the layers, then overwrap and place in the freezer. You can also freeze some extra raspberries and redcurrants to serve alongside. Freeze the cake for at least 4 hrs.

    4. Remove the cake from the freezer 20 mins before serving. Tip it out of the tin onto a cutting board and slice. Any leftovers can be put back in the freezer and eaten over the next 2 weeks. Serve with extra berries and a berry coulis (recipe in 'goes well with').

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    26th Aug, 2019
    Good recipe and easy to follow. Everyone really enjoyed it and were very complementary. Didn’t have redcurrants so substituted with more raspberries and the cake itself didn’t rise enough to cut into three layers so there was masses of filling but that didn’t seem to bother anyone!
    3rd Jul, 2015
    easy to make and very fresh for the summer! However, I made only two layers instead of three because the cake wasn't high enough. Was this only for me? Worked out well anyhow.
    24th Dec, 2014
    This is very spectacular, and tastes great. It 's particularly useful as you can make it quite a long time in advance, and nothing to do except get it out of the freezer (see below). A couple of points - firstly it is a very deep cake, and difficult to cut into small slices. Secondly the recipe says get it out of the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Well, last time I did it I got it out 1.5 hours before serving, and the ice cream was still very hard, so you really do have to give it longer than 20 minutes.
    5th Aug, 2014
    Wow! What a stunning dessert, served for dessert for a family Sunday lunch, not a scrap left over! Happy tummies all round
    11th Jul, 2014
    The "soured cream" is not made it is purchased from a supermarket etc. It is mentioned in the top half of the recipe where it lists the ingredients for the sponge.
    3rd Jul, 2014
    There seems to be a mistake in this recipe, in the method for the ice cream: "Pour the double cream, icing sugar, mascarpone and **remaining soured cream** into another bowl and whisk with an electric hand whisk until softly whipped and just holding its shape. Fold through the **soured cream**, peaches, and whole and crushed berries." How should this be made, please?
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