Sorbet Watermelon Cake

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READY IN: 24hrs 20mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • CAKE
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1
    pint strawberry sorbet
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package white decorator icing (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • MAKING THE MOLD:.
  • Wrap the inside of the mixing bowl with a thick layer of aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Spread with a thick layer of pistachio ice cream, covering the entire inside of the bowl.
  • Pack the ice cream tightly against the bowl. Place the bowl in the freezer while you prepare the sorbet mixture.
  • In a large bowl, gently combine the chocolate chips with the strawberry sorbet.
  • Spread strawberry mixture evenly over pistachio ice cream; smooth top.
  • Cover bowl with foil and freezse until hard, several hours or overnight.
  • SERVING:.
  • To unmold the cake, gently invert the bowl onto a plate; lift bowl. Gently remove plastic wrap. Smooth the surface of the ice cream with a flat metal spatula that has been dipped in water.
  • If desired, pipe white icing over pistachio ice cream to decorate rind.
  • Before serving, wipe rim of plate with a clean, damp cloth or paper towel to remove any melted ice cream or sorbet.
  • To cut the watermelon cake, first make 5 vertical slices, starting at the center of the cake. Then make a horizontal slice to make 12 servings. Use a sharp knife dipped in warm water for clean cuts.
  • TIPS:.
  • TO soften sorbet, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH until softened, about 30 seconds.
  • Sticky packaging is a sign that sherbet has probably thawed, leaked and then refrozen. For a fresher taste, choose another container of sorbet instead.
  • Prepare the watermelon cake up to 1 week in advance. Tightly wrap with plastic wrap and freeze. When ready to serve, let the cake stand at room temp for about 10 minutes to make slicing easier.
  • For a delicious and elegant presentation, serve each slice in a pool of fresh fruit sauce, such as strawberry or raspberry, and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
  • VARIATIONS:.
  • For a summertime party, create watermelon cupcakes. Use ramekins or a muffin pan instead of a bowl to reate the smaller version.
  • Nature makes watermelon in different shapes and colors, and so can you! Use an oval bowl and substitute orange sherbet for strawberry sorbet.
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