The Ultimate Raw Ice Cream Cake: Will I win??

May 16, 2010

After a few days of careful consideration, extreme raw dessert browsing (yum!), and numerous taste tests, I came up with my entry for Heathy’s Raw Ice Cream Cake Challenge.
This gem came to me while jotting down endless ice cream cake flavor possibilities. But, in the end, why not sick to the tried and true, apple pie and ice cream? This is my dad’s absolute favorite dessert, although, he eats the refined sugared, gluten-y, fattening mess of the classic. I, on the other hand, took this American favorite to a whole new level. I would like to present to you, the Cinnamon Apple Ice Cream Pie with Caramel Crumb Topping. So, after coming up with the cake idea, I needed some recipes.

Obviously I followed Heathy’s recipe for the actual ice cream cake but I needed some apple pie goodness to create the masterpiece. With a simple Google search, I found Ani Phyo’s tried and true raw apple pie recipe (which I made for Thanksgiving and, Oh MY, it’s great) and Heathy’s raw apple pie recipe. Whatta ya know? Heathy is dominating this recipe, with a Lori touch.

Anyway, what is better than the all-American apple pie and ice cream? Well, a raw version of apple pie and ice cream, combined. Oh yes. I went there.

Raw Caramel Crumb Cinnamon Apple Pie (and) Ice Cream

Let me break down this amazing dessert, layer by sweet succulent layer.

Layer One: Buckwheat-pecan crumb crust (dehydrated buckwheat, pecans, dates, vanilla, salt)

Layer Two: Raw cinnamon-vanilla “ice cream”

Layer Three: Gooey apple pie filling (combo of Heathy’s and Ani’s recipes)

Layer Four: Thin layer of crumb topping

Layer Five: Raw vanilla bean “ice cream”

Layer Six: Topped with more buckwheat-pecan crumb topping and caramel sauce drizzle

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you make an ice cream cake.

And this….

Is how you EAT it. Wow. I really, really wish I could provide you with a utensil to share in this flavor invasion. It tasted EXACTLY like apple pie with ice cream on the side! I am actually amazed at how well this turned out- flavor and all. It was even Boyfriend approved! And that is saying a lot!

Wish me luck on the contest!!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 18, 2010 at 7:02 AM

that is potentially the best thing i have seen on your blog, ever!

the APPLE pie filling has me. I love choc, and i am really a choco girl, but…i love my own raw vegan apple crumble and THIS is so close looking within all those other layers…

Girl. You outdid yourself!

I am mentioning you in a post in about a half hour…

.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..Vegan Vanilla Chocolate Chip Softserve, Vegan Ice Cream Sundaes, Photo Shoot, New Progress Pictures, Blog’s Focus =-.


kelli May 18, 2010 at 5:01 AM

this looks AMAZING! what a delicious idea!


Kristen @ Change of Pace May 17, 2010 at 9:14 AM

That looks so good! I love the idea of apples and cinnamon… 🙂


Ally @ Sweet & Savory May 17, 2010 at 6:33 AM

Umm…can you come to my house and make this? Please? Just a plane ride away…
.-= Ally @ Sweet & Savory´s last blog ..Winner of Giada de Laurentiis Pasta Giveaway! =-.


Seth @ Boy Meets Food May 17, 2010 at 5:33 AM

Wow, that looks awesome! Good Luck with your challenge!


Laurel May 17, 2010 at 4:19 AM

This looks so good, and I love apples with cinnamon and ice cream! You did a great job! Very creative!


mandy May 17, 2010 at 3:25 AM

Yes, a utensil PLEASE! YUM… GOOD LUCK!
.-= mandy´s last blog ..My Story of Vegetarianism, and a Book Review =-.


Katie May 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I wish you had a utensil to share with me too.

.-= Katie´s last blog ..A revolution revelation =-.


bitt May 16, 2010 at 8:30 PM

so yummy looking!


Kelly Michelle May 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

omg, I want that!


nelly May 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

amazingly beautiful cake…and what an awesome idea!



Pure2raw Twins May 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Wow girl, this cake not only looks good and sounds amazing. I love apple pie!! YUMMMMMM


Laurel May 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Yummy, that looks sooooooooooo good. 😀 I LOVE Apple Pie! I’m going to have to try this one for sure.
.-= Laurel´s last blog ..Pomegranate Heaven – The Ultimate Raw Ice Cream Cake Challenge =-.


Heather May 16, 2010 at 2:41 PM

PS – sorry for accidently posting this twice!


Heather May 16, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Giiiirlll!! This looks scrumdidliumptious 🙂 And very unique for an ice cream cake idea, I love it!


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