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My husband has talked about a special cake he had growing up. It’s called a Sundae Bubble Crown Cake and while it was something I had never of or seen I found a way to recreate it and make his birthday special with this unique ice cream cake.

Sundae Bubble Crown Cake

I had never heard or seen this kind of cake, except for a photo of Mike at his 2nd Birthday.

Sundae Bubble Crown Cake 1981
Too cute right!

So I did some searching and found out that is was originally a Betty Crocker ice cream cake.

Bubble Crown Cake

Here’s a break down of what you need to do!
 Ingredients needed:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs
Angel food pan with a top release
2 quarts ice cream (Mike grew up with Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry for we also added in some chocolate)
Hot Fudge (you can make your own, but I opted for the easy delicious options)

Note: The top 4 ingredients makes 1 batch of the puffs. I usually double that to make 2 batches, so I have enough puffs!

Sundae Bubble Crown Cake

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and pull the ice cream out of the freezer so it’s soft enough when you’re ready to assemble
Step 2: In a medium size pot bring water and butter to a rolling boil
Step 3: Take the pot off the burner and add all the flour and start stirring
Step 4: The dough should become pretty solid and form a ball
Step 5: Add each egg one at a time until the dough is creamy and velvety!
Step 6: Drop balls the size of a teaspoon onto an non greased cookie sheet (I used a silpat and it’s the best thing ever!)
Step 7: Bake for 18 minutes and until they rise to look like delicious puffs
Step 8 :  Let them cool before you assemble the cake

Sundae Bubble Crown Cake steps

Step 9: I add a layer of puffs (this is your bottom layer)
Step 10:  Layer of strawberry and chocolate ice cream (we added this in quarters)
Step 11: Layer of puffs
Step 12:  Layer of mint chip ice cream
Step 13:  Layer of puffs (this is the top of your cake)
Step 14: Place in the freezer for 8-12 hours

When you’re ready to eat the cake pull it our and let it sit for 2-3 minutes then take a spatula to help ease it out of the pan.  Keep the pan close by you’ll need it to put the cake back in the freezer. 

This is when you’ll want to add the hot fudge! Drizzle it over the puffs! 

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake

Mike said it was just like he remembered, the puffs were hard and frozen and the ice cream was soupy and the chocolate was delicious.  He felt like a kid and what’s better then feeling young on your birthday?  Nothing.  Happy Birthday Mike!

Sundae Bubble Crown Cake Betty Crocker

Did you grow up getting a Sundae Bubble Crown Cake?  I would love to hear what ice cream combos you would use!!

This post was originally published May 25th, 2014

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