this is a really pretty cake when you slice it. If you are making this for kids you can leave the rum out.
You can freeze the ice cream layers several days ahead. Bake cake layers, assemble cake, without frosting, wrap in aluminum foil, freeze. To serve, remove from freezer, frost just before serving.
Mandarins, tangerines, clementines, mineolas--Any of these citrus fruits are suitable for this recipe.
The mandarins look very attractive if you leave them whole, especially if there is a large quantity for a special occasion, but you may prefer to separate the segments.