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Baked Alaska

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Serves 8

Easy, delicious and fun to make!


1 quart ice cream, any flavor
1 9" cake layer, any flavor
5 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
2/3 cup sugar


  1. Stir ice cream to soften. Spoon into a 1.5 quart bowl lined with clear plastic wrap. Invert ice cream onto cake; remove bowl. Freeze till firm.
  2. For meringue, beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, beating till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  3. Transfer cake and ice cream to a baking sheet; remove plastic wrap. Spread meringue over all, sealing edge to baking sheet. Place oven rack in the lowest position. Bake in a 500° oven for 2 to 3 minutes or till golden. Serve immediately.
Course: Dessert
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