When I was a kid my birthdays was always a big deal. I was a only child until 7. Then my sister was born and all of a sudden I was not the star of the household any more. I did try to outshine her, but have you ever tried to outshine a baby? Not easy! Anyway, my mother used to make this cake for my birthdays. She filled the middle with scoops of ice cream and pour a ton of chocolate sauce over. I loved the way the ice cream melted into the cake and made it soft. So when I did this ice cream story a while back, I had to use my moms recipe of course.
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Serves 8 grown ups or 12 kids

100 g soft butter 1 1/3 cup sugar 
3 eggs 
3/4 cup créme fraiche 
1/2 cup milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla essence 
2 1/3 cup plain flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Heat the oven to 350F, 180C.
  2. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beat well between each one.
  4. Add créme fraiche, milk, vanilla, flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into a buttered bundt pan.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden and set.
  8. Cool and turn over on a serving platter.
  9. Add ice cream and chocolate sauce.


Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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