Creamy Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Makes: 8 servings 

Time: 2 Hours 35 Minutes

Layer your favorite ice cream over the cake and top with generous amounts of Swiss meringue. The dessert is warm on the outside and cool on the inside.


One 10-inch round cake layer (of any type) or 3-inch circles cut out of a cake layer

Liquor of choice or cooled coffee, for sprinkling, optional

2 1/2 pints ice cream, gelato, sorbet or a combination of types and flavors as desired, softened


Swiss Meringue:

9 large egg whites, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Place the cake circle on a heat-proof plate. Optionally, sprinkle with liquor of choice or cool coffee.

Spread the softened ice cream on the cake in a tall dome shape. It’s nice to use two different kinds for a surprising effect. Freeze until the ice cream is hard, about 2 hours. 

Cover the cake and ice cream dome completely in a thick layer of Swiss Meringue. Make little peaks all over with the spatula to create a prickly effect, or create swirls with the back of a spoon. At this point, the dessert can be re-frozen for few hours before baking. 

Shortly before serving, place the plate under the broiler (or in a preheated 500 degree F oven). The outer skin of the meringue will turn brown, while maintaining a soft core. The ice cream will remain frozen underneath.


Swiss Meringue:

Place the egg whites and sugar in a large metal mixer bowl set over simmering water. Whisk constantly until the sugar melts and the mixture is very thin and warm. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Continue beating on low speed until cool, about 15 more minutes.


Source: Food Network


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