It’s Valentine’s Day!
And this week marks You are Delicious’ first birthday!
I see only one appropriate course of action: break out the chocolatey dairy- and wheat-free ice cream cake!
Thanks to Caitlyn P. for the photo, and to the sisterly duo of Carrie and Caitlyn for the recipe to follow.
Rice Dream Birthday/Sweetheart Cake
Wheat-free Newman’s Own Oreo-type cookies
Vanilla and chocolate Rice Dream
Pamela’s brand gluten-free chocolate fudge frosting
Dairy-free chocolate fudge topping (to make this, adapt a conventional fudge recipe substituting Rice Dream drink for the milk, etc.)
Frozen organic cherries
Dairy-free “buttercream” frosting (made using a similar approach to the fudge) colored yellow with turmeric
1- Crumble up the Oreos with some margarine in a food processer.
2- Layer this thinly on the bottom of a spring form cake pan.
3- Blend up some vanilla Rice Dream to smooth it out and melt it enough to spread in a inch thick layer on top of the cookie crumbs. As you move through the next steps, you may want to keep the cake-in-process in the freezer while you’re preparing each layer.
4- Spread the homemade fudge and frozen organic cherries over the vanilla Rice Dream as the next layer.
5- Prepare the chocolate Rice Dream in the same way as above to create the final layer.
6- On top, spread a layer of fudge frosting mixed with leftover cookie crumbs and write/decoratedwith the yellow frosting
Happy birthday, happy V-Day, and bon appetit!