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EASY Neapolitan Pound Cake Baked Alaska Recipe- uses a frozen pound cake!!

Pound Cake Baked Alaska

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
You need this Neapolitan Pound Cake Baked Alaska in your life! It is piled high with fluffy toasted meringue and starts with a frozen pound cake. It couldn't be easier!


  • 16 oz frozen pound cake, thawed (such as Sara Lee)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream softened
  • 1/2 cup strawberry ice cream softened
  • 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream softened
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract


Pound Cake Baked Alaska

  • THAW the frozen pound cake for at least 10 minutes. SLICE lengthwise into 2 even layers.
  • SCOOP ice cream into three rows down the length of the pound cake. TOP with the second cake layer.
  • WRAP in plastic wrap and place back into the tin. Place in freezer until ready to use.


  • COMBINE meringue powder, water, and sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. WHIP for 5 minutes.
  • ADD flavor extract and whip for an additional 5-10 minutes. The meringue should be stiff but still spreadable.
  • SPREAD meringue all over the pound cake or put into a piping bag with a large open tip and pipe all over the pound cake.
  • Use a small kitchen torch to TOAST the meringue if desired. Alternatively, you can put it in the oven at 475 degrees F for 1-2 minutes (watch carefully through the oven window).


If you are putting this Pound Cake Baked Alaska in the oven, be sure that the meringue covers the pound cake and ice cream entirely. The meringue acts as a barrier to prevent the ice cream from melting immediately.
Replace ice cream with any flavor(s) that you prefer.
Meringue can be made with egg whites if you do not have meringue powder. 2 teaspoons meringue powder + 2 tablespoons water = 1 large egg white.
You can substitute meringue in this recipe with a jar (or 2) of marshmallow fluff.


Serving: 8gCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 15gFat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 18mgSugar: 12gCalcium: 30mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Katrina Bahl
Keyword: baked alaska, ice cream, marshmallow, meringue