Baked Chocolate Alaska

Monkey Business

Ingredients

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 Cup  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 Cup  cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons  salt
  • 4 1/2 Cups  buttermilk
  • 2 Cups  butter, room temperature
  • eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 12 Ounces  melted chocolate

The secret to David Burke's baked Alaska recipe is a little Kahlúa in the ice cream.

Directions

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!

 

Notes

To read more about David and his restaurants, visit his website and his Facebook page. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

3,203 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

160%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 1,481g 2,279%
  • Carbs 2,894g 965%
  • Saturated 912g 4,558%
  • Fiber 105g 420%
  • Trans 15g
  • Sugars 2,233g
  • Monounsaturated 411g
  • Polyunsaturated 63g
  • Protein 359g 718%
  • Cholesterol 4,889mg 1,630%
  • Sodium 9,913mg 413%
  • Calcium 6,533mg 653%
  • Magnesium 2,084mg 521%
  • Potassium 12,986mg 371%
  • Iron 79mg 437%
  • Zinc 53mg 350%
  • Phosphorus 7,781mg 1,112%
  • Vitamin A 12,720µg 1,413%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 8mg 515%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 16mg 920%
  • Niacin (B3) 48mg 238%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 140%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,684µg 421%
  • Vitamin B12 22µg 372%
  • Vitamin D 50µg 13%
  • Vitamin E 41mg 203%
  • Vitamin K 158µg 198%
See detailed nutritional info Have a question about nutritional data? Let us know.
Rate this Recipe

Be the first!

Bring your favorite dish to our table

Join the Daily Meal's Community and Share your Thoughts

The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say...