A quick post from our vacation in the Netherlands to bring you this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. A pretty cake to make indeed this month! Even though I’ve made a similar cake 2 years ago (without ice cream but with mousse) I was looking forward to making a similar cake again. I used my own recipe for the Swiss roll as I wanted to do it like I did 2 years ago: cut the cake into two layers and thus creating a thinner and more flexible cake to roll. The filling was a apricot cream which turned out not to be orange enough. I served this cake on the day the Netherlands played the football (soccer) final, unfortunately the orange semi-ball shape didn’t help much 😉 We had friends with children staying with us so I made the ice cream filling child friendly: vanilla, banana and strawberry. Everybody loved the cake. I loved the look of the cake but as I’m not much of an ice cream fan (except for coffee ice cream), I wasn’t too excited about the inside.
I loved the look of the cake that I made for my birthday 2 years ago more than this one because of the pretty colours and decoration. But the fresh fruit (with red currants from our garden 🙂 made the cake look pretty too.
Here’s a picture of the cake I made 2 years ago for my birthday:
The July 2010 Daring Bakersâ€™ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunitaâ€™s world â€“ life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll thatâ€™s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.