Ice Cream Cake, Gateau, or Cheesecake

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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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An ice cream cake or cheesecake is a layered construction starting with a base of sponge cake, brownie, or a crunchy crumb, sometimes topped with fudge sauce before adding the chosen ice cream or ice creams in layers, with or without more layers of cake, and with suitable decorations.
Arctic roll, a British commercial classic, is a log of vanilla ice cream surrounded with raspberry jam and light sponge cake—like a Swiss roll without the interior spiral effect.