There's all kinds of cakey goodness going on at Jeni's right now. They recently unveiled a fantastically fun new line of ice creams revolving around syrup-soaked cakes, and there's also a seasonal sundae that shouldn't be missed.
The Pineapple Upside-Down Parfait is a beautiful layered sundae made with Gooey Butter Cake ice cream, Lime Cardamom yogurt, scratch-made Pineapple-Caramel Sauce (yum), buttery sponge cake, Snowville whipped cream and toasted pecans. Tropical and summery.
I've tried samples of most of the new cake ice creams, called the Super Pop Cakes (so much better than cake pops) collection. My favorite has been the Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake, made with an Icelandic cheese called skyr, a roasted rhubarb compote and a homemade, syrup-soaked toasted oat cake. It's catapaulted into favorite-Jeni's-flavor-ever contention, which is saying something. Go try it.
Here's the rest of the lineup:
Tres Leches with Here-N-There Cherries: Coconut milk-soaked cake, meringe, toasted coconut and red cherries in coconut-and-vanilla ice cream.
Hummingbird Cake: The classic Southern cake, made with pineapple, banana, cinnamon and pecans, is soaked in pineapple syrup and served in banana ice cream.
Mango Kiwi Special Cake: Mango lassi frozen yogurt and kiwi sorbet with pieces of angel food cake
Magnolia Mochi: Pink magnolia-scented ice cream with honey-soaked mochi
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams