Baked Alaska Recipe

Baked Alaska is a novel cake dish you should try out. A tasty dessert that you can easily prepare, let us know what you feel about the Baked Alaska dessert after you have it.

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodDish

Ingredients

 Rum raisin ice cream/Maple walnut ice cream3 Pint
 Baked 9 inch cake1
 White rum/Orange juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Egg whites1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cream of tartar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Superfine sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Directions

Line a 6-cup bowl by criss-crossing 6 (3-inch) strips aluminum foil.
Foil should extend 1 inch beyond edge of bowl.
Firmly pack lined bowl with 3 pts. rum raisin (or maple walnut) ice cream which has been standing in refrigerator 30 minutes to soften.
Set in freezer at least 1 hour, until ice cream is firm.
Place a double thickness of heavy duty foil on a baking sheet.
Place 1 baked, 9-inch cake layer on foil and sprinkle with 1/4 cup white rum or orange juice.
In large bowl of electric mixer, beat 1 cup egg whites with 1/4 teaspoon each cream of tartar and salt until egg whites are stiff.
Gradually beat in 3/4 cup superfine sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks are formed.
Unmold ice cream onto cake layer, removing foil strips.
Swirl meringue completely over cake and ice cream.
Place immediately on lowest rack in oven and bake 3 to 5 minutes at 475°, or until meringue is pale golden.
Trim away excess foil and serve at once.
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