Baked Alaska

Thea Pappalardo


I used to make this for Christmas when my children were small. They loved the idea of putting ice cream in the oven. I never had a recipe for this so I apologize if you end up with a little too much meringue. Just pile it on.

Internet photo.

★★★★★ 1 vote


pound cake, either home made or store bought
1/2 gal
ice cream (a block would be better than a round container
egg whites
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
3/4 c


1Split pound cake in half horizontally and, in an ovenproof dish, place halves side by side, forming a square. Top with slices of ice cream, about 4 inches thick. Put in freezer until good and firm.
2While ice cream is in freezer, make meringue. Make sure bowl and beaters are grease free. Beat egg white with cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar and continuing beating until peaks form and hold their shape.
3Remove ice cream from freezer and spread meringue over cake and ice cream, making sure to seal totally, otherwise ice cream will melt.
4Bake in lower third of oven, at 500, for 3-4 minutes or until peaks are light brown. Slice and serve immediately.
5Individual servings can be made by using dessert shells from the supermarket.

About Baked Alaska

Course/Dish: Cakes, Ice Cream & Ices