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The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

What I did

This was quite interesting challenge. I almost followed the same procedure except these

1. I omitted the chocolate fudge part.
2. And instead of 2 swiss rolls I made one large swiss rolls coz of shortage of pans.
3. Instead of bombe shape I made rectangular shape.
4. I did not use whipped cream for swiss rolls, instead I used the Vanilla icecream which came out so delicious.



6 medium sized eggs
1 C / 225 grams caster sugar /8 oz + extra for rolling
6 TBS. / 45 grams/ 3 oz of all purpose (plain) flour + 5 TBS. /40 gram / 2.5 oz of natural unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted together
2 TBS. /30 ml /
1 fl oz of boiling water a little oil for brushing the pans

For the filling:

2 C / 500 mls/ 16 fl oz of whipping cream
1 vanilla pod, cut into small pieces of about ½ cm (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
5 TBS. / 70 grams / 2.5oz of caster sugar


1. Pre-heat the oven at 200 deg C /400 deg F approximately. Brush the baking pans (11 inches by 9 inches) with a little oil and line with greaseproof baking paper. If you have just one pan, bake one cake and then let the pan cool completely before using it for the next cake.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and sugar and beat till very thick; when the beaters are lifted, it should leave a trail on the surface for at least 10 seconds.
3. Add the flour mixture, in three batches and fold in gently with a spatula. Fold in the water.
4. Divide the mixture among the two baking pans and spread it out evenly, into the corners of the pans.
5. Place a pan in the center of the pre-heated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes or till the center is springy to the touch.
6. Spread a kitchen towel on the counter and sprinkle a little caster sugar over it.
7. Turn the cake on to the towel and peel away the baking paper. Trim any crisp edges.
8. Starting from one of the shorter sides, start to make a roll with the towel going inside. Cool the wrapped roll on a rack, seam side down.
9. Repeat the same for the next cake as well.
10. Grind together the vanilla pieces and sugar in a food processer till nicely mixed together. If you are using vanilla extract, just grind the sugar on its own and then add the sugar and extract to the cream.
11. In a large bowl, add the cream and vanilla-sugar mixture and beat till very thick.
12. Divide the cream mixture between the completely cooled cakes.
13. Open the rolls and spread the cream mixture, making sure it does not go right to the edges (a border of ½ an inch should be fine).
14. Roll the cakes up again, this time without the towel. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge till needed,seam side down.


Preparation time: 5 minutes + freezing


2 and ½ C / 625 ml / 20 fl oz of whipping cream
1 vanilla bean, minced or 1 tsp/ 5 ml/ .15 fl oz vanilla extract
½ C / 115grams/ 4 oz of granulated sugar


1. Grind together the sugar and vanilla in a food processor. In a mixing bowl, add the cream and vanilla –sugar mixture and whisk lightly till everything is mixed together. If you are using the vanilla extract, grind the sugar on its own and then and the sugar along with the vanilla extract to the cream.
2. Pour into a freezer friendly container and freeze till firm around the edges. Remove from the freezer, beat till smooth and return to the freezer. Do this 3-4 times and then set completely.


Cooking time: 2 minutes


1 C / 230 grams / 8 oz of caster sugar
3 TBS. / 24 grams /1.5 oz of natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2 TBS. /15 grams / 1 oz of corn flour/cornstarch
1 ½ C / 355 ml /12 fl oz of water
1 TBS. /14 grams/ 1 oz butter
1 tsp/ 5 ml / .15 fl oz vanilla extract


1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, corn flour and water.
2. Place the pan over heat, and stir constantly, till it begins to thicken and is smooth (for about 2 minutes).
3. Remove from heat and mix in the butter and vanilla. Keep aside to cool.


Preparation time- 5 minutes + freezing


2C/ 500 ml whipping cream

1 C/230gms/8 oz caster sugar

3 tblsp/ 24 gms/1.5 oz of natural unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Grind together the sugar and the cocoa powder in a food processor .
2. In a saucepan, add all the ingredients and whisk lightly.
3. Place the pan over heat and keep stirring till it begins to bubble around the edges.
4.Remove from heat and cool completely before transferring to a freezer friendly container till firm around the edges. If you are using an ice cream maker, churn the ice cream according to the manufacturer’s instruction, after the mixture has cooled completely.
5. Remove from the freezer, beat till smooth and return to the freezer. Do this 3-4 times and then set completely.

1. Cut the Swiss rolls into 20 equal slices ( approximately 2 cms each ).

2. Cover the bottom and sides of the bowl in which you are going to set the dessert with cling film/plastic wrap.
3. Arrange two slices at the bottom of the pan, with their seam sides facing each other. Arrange the Swiss roll slices up the bowl, with the seam sides facing away from the bottom, to cover the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and freeze till the slices are firm (at least 30 minutes).
4. Soften the vanilla ice cream. Take the bowl out of the freezer, remove the cling film cover and add the ice cream on top of the cake slices. Spread it out to cover the bottom and sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and freeze till firm ( at least 1 hour)
5. Add the fudge sauce over the vanilla ice cream, cover and freeze till firm . ( at least an hour)
6. Soften the chocolate ice cream and spread it over the fudge sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4-5 hours till completely set .
7. Remove the plastic cover, and place the serving plate on top of the bowl. Turn it upside down and remove the bowl and the plastic lining. If the bowl does not come away easily, wipe the outsides of the bowl with a kitchen towel dampened with hot water. The bowl will come away easily.
8. Keep the cake out of the freezer for at least 10 minutes before slicing, depending on how hot your region is. Slice with a sharp knife, dipped in hot water.

sanjeeta kk  – (July 27, 2010 at 7:13 AM)  

Lovely clicks and a mouth watering, chocolaty recipe.

Renata  – (July 27, 2010 at 7:16 AM)  

Love your presentation! You are so creative! Great photography too!

Ash  – (July 27, 2010 at 7:32 AM)  

Delightfully delectable SIN!!!!! :)


Nithu Bala  – (July 27, 2010 at 7:48 AM)  

Great presentation pavi..tempting..

Menaga Sathia  – (July 27, 2010 at 7:57 AM)  

lovely photos & very tempting recipe...

Hari Chandana P  – (July 27, 2010 at 8:05 AM)  

OMG !!!!! Truly Delicious ... Amazing snaps dear !!

Vrinda  – (July 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM)  

Simply superb..well done Pavitra

Yasmeen  – (July 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM)  

Perfect! love all the chocolate :D

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (July 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM)  

yummy and delicious looking cake.great pictures.

chef and her kitchen  – (July 27, 2010 at 9:24 AM)  

I have 2 seriously think to take a home next 2 ur place 2 eat those delicacies...that looks yummy

Guna's kitchen  – (July 27, 2010 at 9:37 AM)  

OMG!!!!! mindblowing ice cream cake..fanstic, fabulous.. no words to say.... bookmarked it.... well explained. happy to follow u

Anu Nandu  – (July 27, 2010 at 10:04 AM)  

Pavi...appadiye enakku oru gift ah kuduthiringa..Looks awesome!

This surely takes a ton of effort - I can see that. And, you've perfected the art of presentation too!

Nitha  – (July 27, 2010 at 10:09 AM)  

The cake looks so delicious ... mouthwatering..

shelley c.  – (July 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM)  

Beautifully done - I love the presentation and the photos are wonderful. Really great work on the challenge.

Smita Srivastava  – (July 27, 2010 at 10:40 AM)  

The cake looks so yummy ... the clicks are awesome too.. I'm craving to have a piece for sure .

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Pavithra Srihari  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM)  

looks super da ... very yummy and beautiful click as always

Biren  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM)  

I am sure this ice cream cake is delicious. I'll have to check out this Daring Bakers Challenge.

Poires au Chocolat  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:25 AM)  

Looks great - awesome presentation. I particularly like the chocolate triangles.

Unknown  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM)  

Truely speaking I tell...u r very talented....n have lot of patience too awesome job on the daring bakers!!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM)  

what a sinful delight that is. can I have a piece...even a tiny one will also do.

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (July 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM)  

Wonderful and awesome presentation. Pavithra, Parcel pannidu .

Unknown  – (July 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM)  

wow, that looks wonderful !!!! Beautiful presentation

Mangala Bhat  – (July 27, 2010 at 12:36 PM)  

Lovely clicks dear Looks soo yum! My mouth started watering! Hey sorry for the late comment!

Nithya  – (July 27, 2010 at 1:11 PM)  

Oh my god.. the procedure simply makes me faint.. Wow its so wonderful that you tried. :) Truly a daring baker :)

Awesome it looks. I really wish I can have it :)

RV @ Food for 7 Stages  – (July 27, 2010 at 1:38 PM)  

You stood out by making it in your own way. love the way you have assembled it. It looks very pretty and inviting. Those chocolate patterns are gorgeous.

The Betz Family  – (July 27, 2010 at 1:39 PM)  

Your cake looks beautiful! I love the chocolate chards all tied together with the ribbon. Nice job on the challenge!

SpicyTasty  – (July 27, 2010 at 2:21 PM)  

Wow!!! Those are really an awesome and some tempting clicks. Amazing and am craving for it now.

Suji  – (July 27, 2010 at 2:28 PM)  

Drooling over the picturess..lovely swiss rolls Pavithra..YUmmy yummy..

Kairali sisters

Kristina  – (July 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM)  

Lovely! The loaf shape is very elegant. And why didn't I think of using ice cream as a cake filling? You clever thing!

Spice  – (July 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM)  

Perfect......looks so tempting...

Suman Singh  – (July 27, 2010 at 5:11 PM)  

icecream looks amazing..very tempting clicks..

Prema  – (July 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM)  

Fantastic dear! really amazing pictures...

Sara  – (July 27, 2010 at 9:06 PM)  

Yummy Cake. The procedure is so long you have so much patience. Wonderful dear.

Saraswathi Iyer

Anonymous –   – (July 27, 2010 at 10:17 PM)  

I LOVE the presentation! Super

Hamaree Rasoi  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:15 PM)  

Hats off to your patience !!Amazing pictures. Really feel like having a piece of it now

Hamaree Rasoi

Kanchan  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:22 PM)  

too lovely .... just drooling over them !

jayasree  – (July 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM)  

Abosultely gorgeous... one of the best of the DBs I have seen around.

Unknown  – (July 28, 2010 at 12:03 AM)  

Awesome presentation, loved all the pics..Great job!!

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (July 28, 2010 at 1:09 AM)  

Beautiful icecream cake, looks tempting and yummy.

Aps Kitchen  – (July 28, 2010 at 2:28 AM)  

I feel llike making these now itself nd ur clicks r so so tempting :)

dsdsds  – (July 28, 2010 at 3:08 AM)  

Amazing Pavithra.. Job well done.. Kudos.. The clicks look so tempting

Anonymous –   – (July 28, 2010 at 6:25 AM)  

absolutly fantastic...Im going to try this shape next time...

Mrs. Fine  – (July 28, 2010 at 7:54 AM)  

I saw your wonderful photo on the forum and had to follow up...I am so envious!!! I was way too scared to deviate off the recipe and ended up with a replica...which I suppose means that I ate all of the yummy (yet bad for you) whipping cream. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vasavi Suresh  – (July 28, 2010 at 10:54 AM)  

Your icecream cake looks mouthdrooling. As usual I love the pictures.

Aparna Balasubramanian  – (July 29, 2010 at 5:03 AM)  

Unusual and lovely presentation for this month's challenge.

Vasavi Suresh  – (July 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM)  

I would like to share an award with you. Just visit my blog and grab it.

AdukalaVishesham  – (July 29, 2010 at 2:45 PM)  

beautiful presentation and delicious treat

Suganya  – (July 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM)  

Perfect looking cake Pavithra....

Anonymous –   – (July 29, 2010 at 7:33 PM)  

beautiful--very creative making the rectangular shape.

Sayali  – (July 29, 2010 at 8:27 PM)  

Grab an award from my blog tomorrow :) Congrats

Pam  – (July 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM)  

It looks so pretty and delicious.

PJ  – (July 31, 2010 at 12:35 AM)  

oh wow, you are killing me with those awesome pics! so tempting.

Angie's Recipes  – (July 31, 2010 at 5:23 AM)  

It looks gorgeous! A perfect summer dessert.

Finla  – (July 31, 2010 at 8:20 AM)  

Love you creation and love those choco slabs on top.

silverrock  – (August 2, 2010 at 8:56 PM)  

Very creative presentation and decoration! Looks sooooo chocolatey and delicious... I could really go for a slice right now. Keep up the wonderful baking creations.

Chitra  – (August 3, 2010 at 12:11 AM)  

Wow, i want to taste this rite now.Looks mouthwatering :)

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