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Baked Alaska Recipe

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This recipe for Baked Alaska, by , is from "THE WOODEN SPOON"...by The Sexton Family, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
8 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar

Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round mixing bowl or deep 8-inch square container with foil. Spread ice cream in container, packing firmly. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees...F Grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.

Prepare cake mix with egg and almond extract. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven according to package instructions, until center of cake springs back when lightly touched.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar, salt and sugar until stiff peaks form.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or heavy brown paper. Place cake in center. Turn molded ice cream out onto cake. Quickly and prettily spread meringue over cake and ice cream, all the way to paper to seal. Return to freezer 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Bake the Alaska on the lowest shelf, 8 to 10 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned. Serve at once.
A crazy little igloo...
on a big cake plate...
made of ice cream...
and meringue...
with just a little cake...
For a Christmas holiday...
or winter birthday, too...
Baked Alaska is unique...
and pretty tasty, too...

Santa's in the chimney...
Ho! Ho! Ho! ...
Rudolf's on the rooftop....
stompin' snow...
Candles in the window...
it's Christmas Eve...
it's our favorite holiday...
Cause we believe!




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