Frozen Creamsicle Cake

"Perfect summer dessert. Try it with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla for a flavor twist. Cook time=freezer time. Special equipment: a 3 1/2- by 7 1/2-inch (3 1/2-cup) loaf pan"
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Ready In:
3hrs 15mins


  • 16 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, finely ground in a food processor
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup orange sorbet, slightly softened
  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt (try coffee flavored frozen yogurt for a truly unique twist!)
  • finely julienned fresh orange zest, to garnish


  • Line loaf pan with a double layer of plastic wrap, allowing a few inches of overhang along sides.
  • Stir together cookie crumbs, zest, butter, and corn syrup in a small bowl, then press into bottom of loaf pan.
  • Spread sorbet evenly over crumb crust and freeze 30 minutes to harden.
  • While sorbet is freezing, slightly soften frozen yogurt.
  • Spread evenly over sorbet and freeze, covered with plastic wrap, until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • Using plastic wrap as an aid, lift frozen cake out of pan, then peel off plastic.
  • Let stand 5 minutes to soften, then cut crosswise into 4 slices.

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  1. MizzNezz
    I didn't have vanilla wafers, so I substituted graham crackers in the crust. It is very good! Very light with a refreshing orange taste. Wonderful summer treat. This is easy to make, and looks really great on a dessert plate. I will make this again. Thanks!
  2. skat5762
    I posted a slight variant on this recipe (used double layers for a higher presentation), but absolutely loved it! Nice n' light for summer, and elegant enough to serve to a dinner club crowd. I would like to note that some thought the crust a bit odd and chewey, and I think a vanilla wafer crumb crust could work very nicely in this.
  3. bobchile
    I had also found this on I made it for a small get-together. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. I really like the vanilla wafer crust. It's something different.


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