20 May, 2015

Frozen Mardi Gras Cake | Southern Accent

I have no idea why this bombe is named "Mardi Gras Cake," however, I plan to investigate. 

This recipe is open to variations. For example, swapping lemonade concentrate for the orange juice concentrate, and blueberries for the strawberries could make a refreshing July 4 dessert. For lighter options, I would consider frozen yougurt, low fat whipped topping and/or Greek yogurt, any of which will change the frozen texture.




Mrs. M's Frozen Mardi Gras Cake ingredients
Makes 16 - 20 servings
20 ladyfingers, split
1 (6-oz) can frozen orange juice, undiluted
1/2-gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 (10-oz) container frozen strawberries
1 (8.25-oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
12 maraschino cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream


Directions
Prepare first layer and freeze
Line the bottom and sides of (10-inch) springform pan with ladyfingers.

In a large bowl, mix the orange juice with half of the ice cream. Then, pack orange juice mixture into the prepared pan. Cover the remaining vanilla ice cream and return to the freezer.

Cover the springform pan with foil and freeze until solid. Cover the remaining vanilla ice cream and return to the freezer.


Prepare second layer and freeze
Combine the strawberries and pineapple and spread over the the first ice cream layer. Cover the springform pan with foil and freeze again until solid.


Prepare third layer and freeze
While you soften the remaining (1/4-gallon) vanilla ice cream, chop the cherries and combine them with the pecans.

Once the ice cream has softened, mix it with the cherry-pecan mixture. Spread the ice cream mixture over the fruit layer.

Cover the springform pan with foil and freeze again until solid.


Prepare fourth layer and freeze
Add confectioner's sugar to the cream, whip, and spread over the top. 

Cover the springform pan with foil and freeze again until solid.


Serve
About thirty (30) minutes before serving, remove the springform pan from the freezer and unmold. Slice and serve.


Junior League of Pine Bluff, Inc. Southern Accent: A collection of favorite recipes Stated Second Edition (Pine Bluff: The Perdue Co., Inc., 1976), 304.


Do you know why this bombe is called Frozen "Mardi Gras Cake?"


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