It was R's 12th birthday and he had asked me to take a Baked Alaska on the camping trip "so that he could share it with his friends." No. Then he asked if he could have it for his family birthday dinner - at home. How could I say no?!?
Make the cake and prepare the ice cream ahead of time so all you have to do is assemble and brown the meringue before serving this dramatic dessert.
*Note: the photos of the Alaska (not the candles and singing) are from a previous post. Sorry, I didn't take any new close-ups last night.
Chocolate Cake Ingredients
- egg whites from 8 eggs
- 1/8 t cream or tartar
- dash of freshly ground salt
- 2 T organic granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake the Alaska on the lowest shelf, 8 to 10 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned. Serve immediately!
Happy birthday, R-ball!