Ice Cream Cake Roll

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Thirty some odd years ago, on a Sunday, my new husband (of less than a year), came home from work and announced that he needed to take a birthday cake to work that evening.  CRAP!  I had nothing in the cupboards; about 1+ cup of cake flour, some eggs, some ice cream and that was it.  Now what was I going to do.  Flipping through my cook book, I came across a recipe for a jelly roll.  (Light bulb goes on!)  I could make a jelly roll, but put ice cream in it and make an Ice Cream Cake Roll.  So that is what I did.  I wrapped it in foil, kept it in the freezer and when he went to work, gave him directions on how to care for it and serve it.  The next morning, my husband came home beaming.  The ice cream cake roll was a great success.  Everyone loved it, including my husband, who declared that he wanted this for his birthday, Father’s Day, etc., etc., etc.  So it became a family tradition.  This is a great icecream cake dessert for any occasion, even Mother's Day.  So this is how to make an Ice Cream Cake Roll.
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Step 1:

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¼ sheet cookie sheet
Aluminum foil
5 eggs
1½ cups sugar
½ cup water
1½ tsp. vanilla
1½ cup cake flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Cake release spray (works better than just shortening and flour)
Clean dish towel
Powdered sugar
Beaters (I used my bread mixer with beaters attached; you may use a hand mixer)
½ gallon ice cream (flavor of your choice, Abby asked for Cherry Chocolate Chip)
Extra bowls (not shown)
Cooling rack (not shown)
Hot pads (not shown)
Cookie turner (not shown)

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Preheat oven to 375°.
Line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil. 

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Spray the cake release spray all over the foil, set aside, until needed.

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Take a moment and mix the water and vanilla together.

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Measure the sugar into a bowl.

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Measure the flour,

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baking powder and salt together.
shazni3 years ago
ok....just wrote down the ingredients.... i pray it comes right...looks pretty simple...but the comments below doesn't make it sound so. going to try right now
shazni shazni3 years ago
It came out nice...but i think my cake layer was too thick..and rolling was difficult...if you don't mind...could you give me the ingredients in grams or ounces? i took flour suger and everything that said 1 cup as 8oz...now i find out that is wrong....please help
craftknowitall (author)  shazni3 years ago
The "8 oz in a cup" is a volume measurement not a weight measurement. Scoochmaroo has a great instructable on how to measure flour found here:  http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Measure-Flour/.  This should help you in your dry measurements.  When I get to the point where I make some bread, I will weigh the 1 dry cup of flour in grams for you.  Also, the pan I used was called 1/4 sheet cake pan, and it measures 12 inches x 17 inches (305mm x 432mm).  It might be too thick because a too small pan was used. 
Thanks a lot...does sugar also come under the same dry measurement or is it different.
craftknowitall (author)  shazni3 years ago
Sugar too is a volume, not weight, measurement, but it doesn't have special considerations like flour. Just measure 1 level cup in a dry measuring cup. That will work. Hope it works out better next time.
Thanks :-)
BrittLiv3 years ago
I applaud your skills! I've tried making one before and failed miserably. Now I might try again.
OriWella3 years ago
It's very difficalt for me :(
This looks so yummy, I am going to be trying this :) Thanks so much for sharing ♥
craftknowitall (author)  TheNailDutchess3 years ago
You are welcome. Thanks for looking.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
First of all, what a great story!

Secondly, I want a better look at that mixer. I think I need one of those!
Thirdly, I have NEVER had success with an ice cream roll cake. I applaud you!
craftknowitall (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
It's one of those things, practice makes perfect. Thanks for looking.
craftknowitall (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
It's a Bosch about 20 years old. Love my Bosh!