Baked Chocolate Alaska Recipe


Cal/Serving: 3,203
Daily Value: 160%
Servings: 8

Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Vitamin A5693IU114%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Thiamin (B1)1mg62%
Riboflavin (B2)2mg111%
Niacin (B3)6mg29%
Vitamin B60mg15%
Folic Acid (B9)210µg53%
Vitamin B123µg46%
Vitamin D6µg2%
Vitamin E5mg25%
Vitamin K20µg25%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated51g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated8g0%
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The secret to David Burke's baked Alaska recipe is a little Kahlúa in the ice cream.



For the ice cream :

  • 8 cups milk
  • 8 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 24 ounces sugar, divided
  • 20 egg yolks
  • 21 ounces milk chocolate
  • 7 tablespoons Kahlúa
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the meringue :

  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar

For the chocolate cake :

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces melted chocolate


For the ice cream :

Bring the milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder, and 12 ounces of sugar to a boil. Slowly add in the yolks and the rest of the sugar to the boiling liquid. Next add the chocolate, the Kahlúa and the vanilla extract. Mix together until nappe, or thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Let cool. Then fill the chocolate mix into dome molds and freeze.

For the meringue :

In a mixer on medium speed, mix together the first 3 ingredients until firm. Add the confectioner's sugar and mix on high until firm and shiny.  

For the chocolate cake :

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Combine all of the ingredients, except the chocolate, into a stand mixer and beat for 30 seconds. Add the chocolate and beat for 3 minutes on high. Pour the batter into a 9-inch greased cake pan and bake for 45 minutes.

To assemble the Alaska:

After cake has cooled, cut out small round pieces. Place one piece of cake inside each Alaska dome with the ice cream. Top with a dallop of meringue. Bake for 2 minutes on low heat to brown meringue. Serve!


Recipe Details

Servings: 8

Notes and Substitutions:

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