This cake has stolen hearts and minds. Inspired by the beautiful, beloved Golden Gaytime ice cream, this cake proves once and for all that it truly is hard to have a Gaytime on your own, and with all those layers of chocolate cake, toffee mousse, honeycomb crunch and milk chocolate glaze, why would you want to?
Wagon Wheels – love ’em or hate ’em, they are definitely an Aussie classic. In this iteration those dry, barely filled biscuits get maxed out with a clear inch of jammy marshmallow and peanut butter fudge. This is a Wagon Wheel we can be proud of.
I can’t get enough of Milo. It’s malty, salty, crunchy and infinitely superior to both Nesquik and Ovaltine. Not even in the same ballpark. In this super chocolate-y cake, the Milo is the star, just about popping out of everywhere. And that chocolate frosting? Insane.
If you’re actually in Australia, you definitely need to make a batch of these. They are super refreshing, and basically just frozen refreshing fruit juice on a stick. If you’re following our grand tradition of listening to the Triple J Hottest 100 and day-drinking, then you really need a stock of these on hand. For realz. Stay hydrated.
For anyone who wants to taste the true, delicious spirit of Australia, this is the cake for you. It’s got chocolate layers, it’s got vanilla ice cream, it’s got Milo crumbs. You might as well get a Southern Cross tattoo, and ride your Kangaroo right down to the shop, because you’re officially Australian if you make this cake. Alright mate?
Are you understanding how very much we love Milo here in the Land Down Under? There should be a tin of it in every household the world over. Seriously. Jump on Amazon and order a tin, you won’t regret it. It’s the non-bogan side of Australia. The beautiful beaches and cuddly animals (there are 1 or 2 that aren’t poisonous) and the super friendly Milo loving people. It’s the great coffee and excellent cafe breakfasts and cool indie music. Come on down here already!
Finally, if you’re like me and not really a huge drinker, so the whole steadily-consuming booze from 10:30am to midnight thing doesn’t appeal, then may I suggest one of these Australian Iced Coffee’s? This is what any old-school cafe in Australia will server you up if you order an ‘iced coffee’. It’s basically a big milky, cold coffee, with plenty of ice cream, whipped cream and a little chocolate on top. Great to sit back and sip in the hot weather while you watch the sun beaming through the hole in the ozone layer onto this Great Southern Land.
I added Maple to my recipe, because we Aussies are nothing if not totally into travelling and adopting new things from different cultures. And now I think I might book a holiday.