Giant Wagon Wheel Icecream Cake from The Dairy Kitchen www.legendairy.com.au/recipes
Giant Wagon Wheel Icecream Cake from The Dairy Kitchen www.legendairy.com.au/recipes Steffen Pedersen

The wagon wheel chocolate cake is here just in time for Australia Day

IS IT a biscuit? Is it a chocolate bar? The Wagon Wheel is a choccie-bickie that was a special treat for most children in the seventies.

If you had 25 cents you could buy one at the corner milk bar.

Wagon Wheels are still around in the confectionery aisle at most supermarkets, but they seem smaller (or are we just bigger?).

The Wagon Wheel was invented by 22-year-old Garry Weston, who later ran Australia's George Weston Foods.

At the 1948 Olympia Food Fair in London, the Weston's Wagon Wheel was launched as the "biggest chocolate biscuit bar" on the market.

It arrived in Australia several years later and has earnt its place as an iconic Australian treat, being a firm favourite with children - and adults - for almost 65 years.

This Australia Day, impress your family and guests with a Giant Wagon Wheel Cake.

This larger-than-life creation is deceptively simple and wickedly delicious.

Incorporating the much loved Wagon Wheel's ingredients - raspberry jam, chocolate and marshmallow - this cake will tempt the tastebuds of young and old.

The recipe has been created by The Dairy Kitchen manager Amanda Menegazzo, who said the cake consisted of two fluffy sponges sandwiching a layer of raspberries and jam, and a layer of vanilla ice-cream smashed together with marshmallows and crushed Wagon Wheels.

The cake is then smothered in a chocolate butter before being drizzled with saucy ganache.

Find the recipe here

"It looks impressive, but this dessert is incredibly easy as it doesn't actually need baking," Ms Menegazzo said.

To those who claim the Wagon Wheel biscuit has shrunk over the years, this gigantic dessert would be more than enough to satisfy the biggest fan, she said.



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