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Baked Alaska

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When it comes to this super delicious Baked Alaska, even the aged at home tends to behave like kids! So versatile an ice cream based dessert, this Baked Alaska is surely a serial pleaser! Give it a try as no one can ever hate it!
  Chocolate ice cream 1 Quart
  Strawberry 1 Quart
  Pound cake/Sponge cake 1
  Egg whites 5
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Line a chilled 2-quart melon mold with chocolate ice cream.
Pack firmly against sides of mold.
Fill center of mold with strawberry ice cream, packing firmly.
Freeze until firm.
Cut a layer of cake about 1/4 inch larger than mold and about 1 1/4 inches thick.
Place on a wooden board or on a baking sheet lined with 2 sheets of heavy paper; set aside.
Beat egg whites with extract and salt until frothy; gradually add sugar, beating constantly until stiff peaks are formed.
Unmold ice cream onto center of cake.
Working quickly, completely cover ice cream and cake with meringue, spreading evenly and being careful to completely seal bottom edge.
With spatula, quickly swirl meringue into an attractive design and, if desired, garnish with maraschino cherries.
Set in a 450°F oven 4 to 5 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned.

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