As part of Christmas Baking 2013.
The last sugar filled treat I made during the battle of Christmas 2013. This was the first dessert I actually ate and the last one I made. (I made the Chiffon Cake and the Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts first.)
(Based off the Blue Flame Kitchen recipe. Changes made by me!)
An 9 inch round layer of your favourite Cake! (See below for my favourite)
Ice Cream (I used Cherry Vanilla)
1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites (Easy to find in your local grocers egg isle)
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
- Make the cake (boxed or otherwise); let it cool. Cover it in the ice cream, about an inch and a half thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze flat for at least 2 hours (preferably on a sheet of tinfoil for easy transferring.)
- Preheat oven to 500ºF.
- Prepare the meringue by whipping the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 2 TSBP at a time, to egg mixture until stiff peaks form. (If you can put your finger in meringue and when you pull it out the meringue's peak does not collapse, it's done!)
- Remove the cake from the freezer. Quickly spoon meringue on top of cake, using a silicon spatula to spread the meringue over the top and sides of the ice cream and cake. (You can do fancy twirly motions to get some nice swooshy patterns.)
- Bake until meringue is lightly browned, about 6 minutes. (You can also put the broiler on at the same time to hasten the browning. But WATCH IT. The browning reaction happens within seconds.) Serve immediately!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
I used this recipe from the For the Love of Cooking.net. It's my favourite chocolate zucchini muffin recipe and it easily turned into a great cake layer for my baked alaska! I made the recipe exactly they way it said but split the batter into two 9 inch round baking pans. Baked at 350ºF for about 30 minutes. Easy!
And thus concludes the crazy baking of 2013. I did make some pretty delicious hot chocolate mix as well. But they were for Christmas presents. (Mind, I had to sample to see if it was any good! Just a bit though. Honest!)
The Half-Assed Hobbyist