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The perfect cake for summer!
My Mum's not a big fan of super sweet cakes but she loves black sesame ice cream, so I decided to make her an ice cream cake for her birthday topped with rose meringue and fresh raspberries. It looked so pretty and she loved how it tasted!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by roasting the sesame seeds in a frying pan over a gentle heat. After a few minutes, they will start to pop like popcorn. When most of the seeds have popped, remove from the heat.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pour half of the sesame seeds into a blender and blitz until powdered. Place in a bowl and stir in the maple syrup to form a thick paste.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Divide the eggs and place the egg whites to one side (we'll use these to make our meringue later) and pop the yolks in to a mixing bowl with the sugar.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Beat together the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until combined.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mix in the sesame seed and maple syrup paste along with the remaining whole sesame seeds.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slowly whisk in the milk until combined.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pour into a saucepan and heat over a gentle heat, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a thick custard.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove from the heat and mix in the whipping cream before pouring in to a container and placing in the freezer. Remove from the freezer every two hours and whisk to remove ice crystals. Repeat 3 times throughout the day.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make the cake by creaming together the sugar and butter and whisk in the two eggs. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix to form a thick batter.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Divide between two circular baking pans and bake in an oven for 30 minutes at 220'C.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Whisk the egg whites until they form thick peaks and then add the sugar in thirds, whisking for 10 seconds before adding the the next third. Stir in the rose water.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sift the icing sugar in to the meringue and fold into the mixture.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Spread the meringue on to a baking tray lined with wax paper and sprinkle with the sliced almonds. Bake in an oven preheated to 110'C for an hour an a half until hard.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Remove the meringue from the oven and leave to cool.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut the meringue in to small chunks.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    When the ice cream is ready, remove it from the freezer and stand at room temperature for a few minutes until it's ready to scoop.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 17
    Step 17

    Spread half of the ice cream evenly over the bottom half of the cake.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 18
    Step 18

    Place the second cake on top and spread the remaining ice cream on top.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 19
    Step 19

    Sprinkle the meringue on top of the cake before returning to the freezer.

  • How to bake an ice cream cake. Rose Meringue & Black Sesame Ice Cream Cake - Step 20
    Step 20

    Top the cake with fresh raspberries before serving.

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