Baked Alaska Extravaganza


Embark on a culinary journey to the poles with the Arctic Delight: Baked Alaska Extravaganza. This spectacular dessert is a symphony of contrasts - a core of frozen ice cream encased in a warm, toasted meringue, all resting on a soft sponge cake base. The Baked Alaska is not just a dessert; it's a showstopper, perfect for impressing guests at any gathering. As you slice through the fluffy meringue, you uncover the hidden treasure of creamy ice cream, offering a delightful surprise.

Baked Alaska Extravaganza

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour (plus freezing time)
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes (excluding freezing time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 slice (approximately 150g)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 420 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 40g


  • 120g (4.2oz) all-purpose flour
  • 100g (3.5oz) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 liter (2.2 lbs) of your favorite ice cream
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 200g (7oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and flour a round cake pan.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in sifted flour.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan, bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Soften ice cream slightly and spread it over the cooled sponge cake in a dome shape. Freeze until firm.
  5. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla.
  6. Preheat oven broiler.
  7. Quickly cover the ice cream and cake with meringue, making sure it's completely sealed.
  8. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.
  9. Serve immediately after browning the meringue.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Work quickly to prevent the ice cream from melting when applying the meringue.
  • Ensure the meringue seals the ice cream completely to avoid melting in the oven.
  • Experiment with different ice cream flavors for a personalized touch.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make Baked Alaska ahead of time?

Yes, assemble without the meringue and freeze. Add meringue and broil just before serving.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in the freezer, but note the meringue texture may change.

Can I use store-bought cake?

Absolutely, for a quicker preparation.