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"Dad's 'Ice Cream Cake' Role"

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Bake Time: 15 minutes




  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups ice cream, softened
This delicious treat is a great way to thank your dad for the important role he plays in your family.

Treat Time:


Before everyone enjoys this treat, have children thank Dad for the important role he plays in your family.

“Given such urgent warnings about the future of our Father in Heaven’s children, fathers must search their souls to be certain they are following their role in the Lord’s plan to build up eternal families.” L. Tom Perry, Liahona, May 2004 © 2009 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


  1. Line a greased jelly roll pan with waxed paper; grease and flour paper; set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks on high for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until thick.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; gradually add to egg yolk mixture. Beat on low until well mixed (mixture will be thick).
  4. In another large mixing bowl and with clean beaters, beat egg whites and salt on high speed until soft peaks form. Fold a fourth of egg whites into the batter, then fold in remaining whites.
  5. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  7. Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly roll style, starting with a short side.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack. Unroll cake; spread with ice cream to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until serving.

Associated Lessons:

“Honor Thy Father"


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