Classic Baked Alaska Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

Baked Alaska
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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Baked Alaska recipe made with ice cream, sponge cake, and meringue.

Make sure the ice cream and cake are completely covered with the meringue.

What You'll Need

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 layer sponge cake
  • 1 brick chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream or other flavors, very firmly frozen

How to Make It

  1. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the sugar to egg whites and beat until meringue forms stiff peaks.
  2. Cut sponge cake a little larger than the brick of ice cream, about 1/2 inch larger on each side. If the cake is a loaf size, cut the ice cream brick a little smaller.
  3. Spread meringue over the ice cream and the cake, taking care to seal completely so no ice cream is exposed.
  4. Bake at 400° until the meringue is light brown.

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