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Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is a simple pudding recipe that can be adapted for a lot of different tastes...

★★★★★ Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. 5 Ratings
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  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Freezable


Total time
1 Hr 45 Mins
Preparation time
1 Hr 40 Mins
Cooking time
5 Mins
  • 1l ice cream, softened

  • 300g cake of choice (swiss roll, maderia cake etc)

  • 100g jam

  • 5 eggs (large - just the whites)

  • 35g caster sugar

  1. Preheat your oven to 230'C (hot!)

  2. Slice the cake and then layer it over the bottom of an ovenproof baking dish, spoon the jam over the top

  3. Remove the ice cream from the tubs in one lump and place them on top of the cake and jam

  4. Firmly press them down/spread so that they fill the space but leave a couple of cm gap so that it doesn't meet the very edge of the dish

  5. Pop this in the freezer for an hour or two so that the ice cream hardens up again

  6. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar at a time (this helps it keep it's form) until it has stiff peaks

  7. Quickly spoon this meringue over the cake and ice cream and bake in the oven for only about 5 minutes - remove as soon as the meringue starts to brown

  8. Serve immediately

  9. Tip: Buy a sponge flan case and layer your jam, ice-cream and meringue up

You will need

Ovenproof dish - You will need a durable dish like this one, which is ideal from baking to serving. You can get it at Amazon for £15.11.

Stand Mixer - It's on most of our wish lists and finally, this dreamy, super practical one from Kenwood is almost 50% off! You can get it at Amazon for £246.


Make sure the meringue totally covers the ice cream, if there are any gaps the heat will get in and melt the ice cream


★★★★★ Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. 5 Ratings
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  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Delicious retro recipe!

    Reviewed on 04/08/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    I went back to my catering roots with this recipe. I created this twist for my Wife's 40th Birthday I created a very light Genoise Sponge for the base, added some sliced rhubarb with apples and ginger I'd cooked down to nearly puree and then layered on a home made Rum (Bacardi Spiced) & Raisin (Soaked in the Bacardi Spice Rum) Ice Cream with vanilla ice cream in five layers them made a very stiff meringue to cover the whole thing and put it in the oven to brown, I finished it with a Blowtorch to add depth of shade to the browning, and served it with flaming Bacardi Spiced Rum with the lights turned off for effect as it's served. It's pretty easy to do youself!!

    Reviewed on 26/06/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Just my mother used to make! Really easy to make and popular with everyone.

    Reviewed on 19/04/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    easy recipe and yummy too

    Reviewed on 30/03/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★☆ Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

    Such a retro revival . This is a classic and following this recipe , I made a very impressive Baked Alaska. This can be adapted in so many ways . Chocolate cake with chocolate ice-cream would be divine .

    Reviewed on 11/02/15

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