If This Is Baked Alaska, I Want to Try Frozen Texas

August 22, 2019
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Baked Alaska

A creamy, fluffy, and fun frozen dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, swiss
Keyword baked alaska, meringue
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Freezing Time 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author S.M. Lees


Ice Cream

  • 1 pt vanilla ice cream softened
  • 2 pt strawberry ice cream softened
  • 2 pt chocolate ice cream softened


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour sifted

Swiss Meringue

  • 4 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tspn cream of tartar
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract


  1. Wrap a 10-inch (25 cm) freezer-safe bowl in plastic wrap. Scoop the vanilla ice cream into the bowl, and using a spatula smooth the ice cream to form an even layer. Freeze for 1 hour, or until frozen.

  2. Remove the bowl from the freezer, and scoop the strawberry ice cream onto the frozen vanilla layer. Using a spatula, smooth the strawberry ice cream to form an even layer. Freeze for 1 hour, or until frozen.

  3. After the strawberry layer is frozen, repeat with chocolate ice cream.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350˚F,

  5. In a bowl, add the eggs and sugar and whisk until well combined.

  6. Add 1 egg and mix until combined. Repeat with remaining eggs, mixing after each egg is added.

  7. Alternate adding a little bit of flour and milk, whisking after each addition until combined. Repeat until the flour and milk have been used up. The batter should be smooth and creamy.

  8. Add the baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.

  9. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 10-inch cake tin.

  10. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

  11. Let the cake cool completely. Once cool, invert the cake onto a plate and set aside.

  12. Bring a pan of water to a simmer over medium heat.

  13. Place a heatproof bowl over the simmering water, and add the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar. Whisk constantly until the sugar has dissolved and the egg white mixture is warm, about 3 minutes.

  14. Remove the bowl from the pan. Using a hand mixer, beat the egg white mixture until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 10 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

  15. Remove the bowl of ice cream from the freezer and gently invert it onto the cake, creating a dome shape. Remove the plastic wrap from the ice cream.

  16. Working quickly, use a spatula to spread a layer of meringue over the entire cake and ice cream dome so that it’s fully coated.

  17. Using a kitchen torch, brown the peaks of meringue.

  18. Serve immediately.


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