Monday, September 14, 2009

Baked Alaska

One Layer Chocolate Cake (any kind)
1 Qt Ice Cream (Can use lactose free) I was taught to use mint choc. Chip
6 Egg Whites (at room temperature)
1 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Bake one layer of cake (I use a round pan). Let it cool.
Get a bowl that is small enough to fit as a form for the ice cream mount with 1 inch of cake around the ice cream. place plastic wrap in the bowl and then scoop the ice cream onto the plastic and press into the form of the bowl.
Put in freezer while you cut out a circle 1 inch down in the middle of the cake for the mound of ice cream to fit in.
Then put the egg whites in a bowl and turn on the mixer and add the Cream of Tarter and keep mixing until it's foamy. Then add 2 T of the sugar at a time until it's stiff and shiny.
Get a flat baking sheet. Put the cake layer on it. Then put the ice cream mound on the cake. Tun the oven on to 500 degrees. While it is warming up, spread the meringue over the entire cake and ice cream making sure that there are no holes. This seals the ice cream in so that it can handle the heat of the oven. Then put the cake in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes until the meringue is light brown. Serve immediately. Although, you can put it in the freezer for serving later, if needed.

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