Recipe

Moon landing ice-cream cake

When I grow up I want to be a astronaut! This moon ice-cream cake is a out-of-this-world alternative to sponge birthday cake.

  • 1 hr preparation
  • Makes 1
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Ingredients

Equipment
  • 1 medium ziptop plastic bag
  • 2.5 litre freezerproof bowl
  • plastic wrap
  • oven tray
  • 3.5 centimetre round cutter
  • 4.5 centimetre round cutter
  • 30 centimetre round cake board
Cake
  • 200 gram chocolate cream-filled biscuits
  • 2 litre (8 cups) vanilla ice-cream, softened
  • black food colouring suitable for chocolate
Decorations
  • 110 gram white chocolate, chopped
  • 150 gram black and white choc rocks

Method

Moon landing ice-cream cake
  • 1
    Place biscuits in ziptop plastic bag. Using a rolling pin or meat mallet, gently pound biscuits until broken into large pieces. Grease and line freezerproof bowl with plastic wrap.
  • 2
    Place ice-cream in the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment. Add biscuits and a few drops of black colouring. Mix until just combined. Spoon mixture into bowl; level top. Freeze until firm.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, line oven tray with baking paper. Melt chocolate; tint grey. Evenly spread chocolate over tray into a thin layer; refrigerate until set. Using cookie cutters, cut various-sized rounds from chocolate.
  • 4
    Turn ice-cream onto cake board. Press chocolate rounds onto ice-cream to form moon craters. Sprinkle chocolate rocks around cake.

Notes

Cake needs to be started a day before the event. Dip the cutters into hot water then dry well, and cut rounds from chocolate.