Baked Alaska Recipe

The baked alaska is a simple orange flavored cake made lavish and sumptious by layering it with sorbet and topping with meringues. Baked and frozen and baked again before serving, this elaborate desserts reaps its labour in the praises from the dinner table.

Summary

Health IndexJust EnjoyServings12
CuisineCourse
Dish

Ingredients

 Eggs2
 All purpose flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated orange peel1 Teaspoon, grated
 Raspberry sorbet/500 milliliter mango sorbet2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Egg whites6
 Cream of tartar1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Granulated sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.91 g1.4%

Saturated Fat 0.27 g1.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 35.2 mg

Sodium 36 mg1.5%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.58 g2.3%

Sugars 35 g

Protein 3 g6.3%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 2.5%

Calcium 0.7% Iron 2.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

To make cake, with electric mixer, beat eggs and egg whites with sugar until very light — about 5 minutes.
Add vanilla.
Sift flour over eggs and gently fold in, along with orange peel.
Spread over bottom of 9-inch/23 cm non-stick or parchment paper-lined cake pan.
Bake in preheated 350°F/180°C oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until brown and spongy.
Invert cake on rack and cool.
Meanwhile, soften sorbet just until spreadable.
Spread over bottom of 8-inch/20 cm cake pan that has been lined with plastic wrap or foil.
Freeze until firm.
Place cooled cake on piece of cardboard cut just to fit and place on baking sheet.
Unmould sorbet onto cake and freeze until ready to coat with meringue.
To make meringue, just before assembling, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until opaque and light.
Gradually beat in sugar and continue to beat until stiff.
Beat in vanilla.
Pipe or spoon meringue over entire cake right down to cardboard to completely enclose sorbet.
Freeze until ready to serve.
Just before serving, bake frozen cake in preheated 500°F/260°C oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until nicely browned.
Place cake on serving platter and serve immediately.
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