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chocolate pound cake baked alaska with a heart shaped strawberry inside and a blue colander of berries

Chocolate Baked Alaska

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
This easy Chocolate Baked Alaska recipe starts with a frozen pound cake and is filled with a strawberry heart surprise in every slice. It's perfect for Valentine's Day or a date night at home.
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients
  

Baked Alaska

  • 16 oz frozen pound cake, thawed (such as Sara Lee)
  • 3 cups strawberry ice cream softened
  • 20 strawberries sliced

Marshmallow Meringue

  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Baked Alaska

  • THAW the frozen pound cake for at least 10 minutes. SLICE lengthwise into 2 even layers.
  • SCOOP half of the ice cream down the length of the pound cake. PLACE a row of sliced strawberries down the middle, and COVER with the remaining ice cream.
  • TOP with the second cake layer.
  • WRAP in plastic wrap and place back into the tin. Place in freezer until ready to use.

Marshmallow Meringue

  • 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).

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 24gFat: 4gSugar: 10gCalcium: 64mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Katrina Bahl
Keyword: baked alaska, cake, chocolate, ice cream, marshmallow, meringue, strawberries