Frozen in Time

It’s a shame that this recipe didn’t see the light of day earlier.

The truth is, this sweet and simple show-stopping dessert was first created well over a year ago. It’s been waiting  in the wings for its moment to shine ever since. Not a slice nor scrap remains, as if anyone would be interested in eating year-old, frozen cake, but thankfully recipes never get stale. With strawberries on my mind and very likely smeared all over my face, it seemed that now was as good a time as ever to share another fun way to use up that berry bounty.

Want To Change Up Your Fraisier Cake?

To add even more allure, try using chocolate cakes instead of vanilla! Just add 2/3 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder to the cake, and remove 1/4 cup of flour.

Providing something to tempt even the pickiest palate, this is a great dessert to make ahead and then pull out of the chill chest at a moment’s notice.

Yield: Makes 12 - 14 Servings

Frozen Fraisier (Strawberry Cream Cake)

Frozen Fraiser

When classic French cream cake meets no-churn ice cream, this stunning summertime dessert is the result! No one would know that it's so easy to make, or high in protein, from the luscious taste alone.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours


Vanilla Cake:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Plain Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

For Assembly:

  • 2 Tablespoons Limoncello
  • 1 Pint Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 (12-Ounce) Packages Extra-Firm Silken Tofu
  • 1 Cup Whole Strawberry Preserves or Jam
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar, Plus Additional for Serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, and lightly grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.
    In a large bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk and vinegar, and let rest for 5 minutes, until slightly curdled. Add in the oil, apple sauce, and vanilla, and whisk vigorously to combine. Set aside.
  2. Separately, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt, and stir well to distribute the ingredients equally throughout the mixture. Slowly incorporate the dry goods into the wet, stirring just enough to bring the batter together- A few lumps are fine.
  3. Distribute the batter equally between your two prepared pans, and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans completely.
  4. Once cooled, remove one cake from the pan and trim the top off with a serrated knife. Place it in a 9-inch round springform pan, and brush the limocello evenly over the cut side. Slice the strawberries in half, and place them around the outer edge, fitting them together snugly.
  5. Combine the tofu, srawberry preserves, and confectioner’s sugar in a blender and puree until completely smooth. Pour the mixture right in the center of the cake, smoothing it out to the edges, so that it completely fills the ring of strawberries. Turn the second cake out, and carefully place it on into the springform pan, on top of the strawberries and filling.
  6. Move the whole thing into the freezer, and allow at least 3 – 4 hours for it to solidify before serving.
  7. If the cake is frozen to hard to cut, let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before slicing.  Top with a light dusting of additional confectioner’s sugar to serve, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 5g

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34 thoughts on “Frozen in Time

  1. As complicated and impressive as this cake LOOKS, it actually doesn’t sound too difficult. What an excellent summer cake, can’t wait to try it!

  2. Oh great you also did a fraisier, missing in your collection of dessert ;)
    Sponge cake looks so sweet ♥

    When I realized my fraisier, I hesitated to put a layer of sponge cake, but the wish is so hungry I could eat a part of your wonderful cake ♥

  3. I love frozen cake! I think it has a really great texture actually. I used to put pound cake in the freezer and eat it and I always loved the cake parts of ice cream cakes. Gorgeous photos!

  4. Frozen cake? Ingenious! If it weren’t for the fact that it’s winter here and my new place has no central heating, I’d probably create an artifical summer by cranking up the heat just so I could *cool off* with this. Ah well, if it lasted a year in your mind before blogging, it can last half a year in mine before being made!

  5. That looks so good despite its age. I bet there is nothing left. I would be happy to eat that as well. I love the addition of limoncello to the recipe. Good idea.

  6. Oh my gosh!!
    I just bought your book, and came on here for the knit cake pattern (ive had it saved for a while and finally got some brown yarn!)
    I love baking, and plan on going vegan hopefully befor I graduate high school (if I can get my mom to agree to it), but I try to make all my recipes vegan, so I wanted other recipes to learn how to do this :)

    And that cake looks great too! Shame my mom hates strawberries.. :(

  7. I can’t imagine a frozen cake at the moment.. too cold! But come Summer, I’m going to referring back to these posts :)

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