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Bakers Delight Christmas cake chunk ice cream

You may be wondering why, almost two weeks after Christmas, I’m mentioning this delicious cake, and I could come up with a million fitting excuses, but the reason is simple: the first one disappeared before I had a chance to play with some leftovers! So, yesterday I went out and bought another one to turn it into this delicious 2 ingredient Christmas cake chunk ice cream.

I know, I know, Christmas cake is not everyone’s cup of tea, but trust me when I say this one is good: moist and filled with the sweetness of dried cherries, currants and raisings. Even haters will fall in love with the delicious swirls of juicy fruit and big almost brownie-like cake chunks in this lot. That’s the thing about ice cream, it makes everyting taste even better.

If that’s not convincing enough, Bakers Delight stores across Australia are now selling the cake at half price (originally $15) and it comes in a pretty aluminum tin which you can reuse to keep craft bits and pieces. I’ll be storing ribbons in mine.

And there is no ice cream machine required to make this delicious treat. Just a tub of your favourite vanilla ice cream or if you are still trying to lose that extra kilo or two after Christmas, feel free to use frozen yoghurt instead. Both work a treat so now you can go and eat yourself silly. Again.

Makes 2 cups (500ml)

Bakers Delight Christmas cake chunk ice cream

If you’d like to make the cake more convincing to your tastebuds and you like chocolate, add about 1/4 cup of roughly chopped choc chips into the mix. You won’t be diappointed. Vanilla ice cream or frozen yoghurt work best, but I can imagine that dulce de leche flavour would also work.

{Printable recipe}

For the ice cream:

To serve:

  • Shot of espresso // or brandy // or hot chocolate sauce for the kids

To make the ice cream: soften vanilla ice cream or frozen yoghurt for about 5 minutes on  the kitchen bench. Trasfer to a bowl and add Chrismas cake chunks. Using a spoon, quickly cut and mix the cake through the ice cream before it melts completely.

Treasfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze until set.

To serve: scoop ice cream into a bowl or cone and serve with a nip of brandy or a shot of espresso. Hot chocolate sauce for the kids.

Wholesome Cook received one of the Bakers Delight Christmas cakes from KeepLeft Public Relations.


Mez January 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oh YES!!

Ok, so my mum and aunty used to make Christmas pudding ice cream… but the recipe was long and arduous. GAH. So I’ve never made it…. plus we don’t have an ice cream maker…. but this! THIS! Could be the answer to my prayers!!! Bookmarking the page and bringing it up again at Christmas time.


rsmacaalay January 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Wow that ice cream looks chucky, I like it and the idea behind it. I will be doing this for some of my favorite brownies

muppy January 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm


Mel January 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Great shots! I’ve tried the cake this year and really liked it too!

Anne S January 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Brilliant idea, especially with the frozen yoghurt.

Nic January 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

You are a genius, love your blog and surpisingly delicious and simple meals every time. I will be trying this for sure, using my Grandmother’s one and only Christmas pudding!

Steph January 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Another delicious idea, looks amazing. Any leftovers of the leftovers? Haha

frugalfeeding January 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

That’s a really great way of using up the inevitable unused cake! Nice one :D

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide January 7, 2012 at 2:33 am

Wow, just amazing looking!

Joanne Ozug January 7, 2012 at 4:45 am

That is some pretty freakin’ incredible looking ice cream!!!

JasmyneTea January 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Yum, I love the Baker’s Delight xmas cake, and putting it in ice cream is just genius!

Kay aka Babygirl January 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Yes, I LOVE this ice cream recipe. I am such a huge ice cream lover and I can’t wait to try this out. Wonderful post

sara (Belly Rumbles) January 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Nice way to use up that Christmas cake.

spicebox travels January 13, 2012 at 5:30 am

Great idea; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts!

Christmas dessert recipes July 31, 2012 at 8:49 am

Yum, I love the xmas cake, and putting it in ice cream is just genius!


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