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To Each His Own Baked Alaska
- Makes: 6 servings
This classic dessert goes together easily, but looks impressive. Sponge cake is topped with Grand Marnier, ice cream, and meringue, then served with fresh berries.
loaf sponge cake or pound cake cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
Grand Marnier, other orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
vanilla ice cream
sifted powdered sugar
Fresh red raspberries (optional)
On a baking sheet, arrange cake slices. Sprinkle with liqueur. Place a scoop of ice cream on each. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours.
In a large bowl, stir the water into 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and the meringue powder. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Spread meringue over each cake and ice cream serving. Bake in a 500 degree F oven for 3 minutes or until meringue is golden. Serve immediately. If you like, garnish with raspberries. Makes 6 servings.
(To Each His Own Baked Alaska)
Servings Per Recipe 6, cal. (kcal) 345, Fat, total (g) 8, carb. (g) 64, chol. (mg) 68, sodium (mg) 148