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Red Raspberry Ice Cream Cake
with Raspberry Amaretto Sauce

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  • 6 cups red raspberries, frozen
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • About 2 dozen Italian-style ladyfingers
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur (optional)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar


  • 4 cups frozen red raspberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto (substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for non-alcoholic sauce)


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Cake: Prepare springform pan by spraying with cooking spray and then lining it with plastic wrap. Let plastic wrap hang over the sides of the pan.
  2. Thaw 6 cups raspberries. Remove ice cream from the freezer and soften.
  3. Cut ladyfingers in length to be flush with top edge of the plastic-lined pan; stand them with rounded edge at the top, along the sides of the pan. Place additional ladyfingers in the bottom of the pan, squeezing them in tightly to cover completely, cutting to fit in small areas as needed. Sprinkle amaretto over all ladyfingers, if desired.
  4. Puree raspberries in a food processor with sugar. Press through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Add softened ice cream to raspberry puree, and combine well. Pour ice cream mixture into prepared pan with ladyfingers. Freeze cake, covered with plastic wrap, until frozen hard, about 6 hours or up to 1 week.
  5. Sauce: In a food processor, puree raspberries with sugar and amaretto or almond extract and force through a fine sieve into a bowl. Sauce may be made ahead, covered and chilled.
  6. To serve, remove cake from the freezer and let soften in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving time. Remove cake from pan, discarding plastic wrap.
  7. Garnish: Whip heavy cream with sugar and almond extract until stiff peaks form. Garnish cake by piping cream along edge of cake with a large piping tip. Top cream with fresh or frozen whole raspberries.
  8. Serve cake with sauce. Pass extra sauce at the table.

Yield: 10 servings; 1 1/2 cups sauce

per serving: 557 cal; 7 g pro; 86 g carbo; 21 g total fat (13 g sat. fat); 79 mg chol; 264 mg sod

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 2/13/2002 1:10 pm.