Ice cream cake with hot chocolate frosting (1941)

How to make Ice cream cake with hot chocolate frosting (1941)

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Ice cream cake & hot chocolate frosting recipes from the ’40s

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Ice cream cake and hot chocolate frosting recipe - 1941

Ice cream cake with hot chocolate frosting

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1-3/4 cup Presto cake flour
  • 1/4 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • Peppermint candy ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water


  1. Sift and measure cake flour. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter with sugar, vanilla, and almond extract.
  3. Measure milk and add to the creamed mixture with about 1/2 cup of cake flour.
  4. Stir smooth after each addition.
  5. Fold in egg whites beaten stiff.
  6. When smooth, divide batter in 2 layer cake pans, greased, bottoms lined with waxed paper and the paper greased.
  7. Bake at 375 (F) for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Cool.
  9. If a white edge if desired, rub with finger and roll off the brown crust around the edges only.
  10. To make the hot chocolate frosting, melt butter, unsweetened chocolate, confectioner's sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  11. Add 3 tablespoons of boiling water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir smooth after each addition.
  12. When ready to serve the cake, cover one later with peppermint candy ice cream, or any other desired flavor.
  13. Top with second layer.
  14. Pour over this layer the hot chocolate frosting.
  15. Let run over edges -- do not spread.
  16. Serve immediately.


For individual servings, bake in large muffin pans. Bake, cool, split.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 10g

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