Chocolate Baked Alaska

Chocolate Baked Alaska


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About this recipe: An elegant and delicious dessert, which is the perfect end to any dinner party. A chocolate sponge base is topped with chocolate ice cream and chocolate meringue. It's fantastic for special occasions, such as Christmas.

Serves: 6 

  • For the Chocolate Sponge Base
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 40g plain flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • For the Chocolate Meringue
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • For the Filling
  • 1 litre high-quality chocolate ice cream

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease and line the base of a 18cm round springform tin.
  2. To make the chocolate sponge base:
    Beat eggs with sugar until thick and fluffy. Sieve in plain flour and cocoa, then fold in to incorporate. Pour into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 7 minutes or until springy to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. To make the chocolate meringue:
    Meanwhile, beat egg whites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar and cocoa until glossy and thick.
  4. To assemble:
    Transfer sponge base to a baking tray and scoop ice cream into a mound on top, leaving a 2cm border around the edge. Spread meringue all over the ice cream, making sure that all the ice cream is covered. The dessert can now be frozen for later, if desired.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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as soon as i added the sugar and cocoa to the meringue it went runny so i had to start again but with plain meringue. the chocolate brownie idea was good though - 09 Dec 2012

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