Grandma's Baked Alaska

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by Zeppelin356

I got this recipe from my grandma, this is my favorite birthday treat. I recommend using strawberry ice cream. Yumm!

Top Review by Sarah L.

The cake and ice cream part was easy enough. When I attempted the meringue disaster struck. My meringue was liquid and would not become anything other than. I'm trying a different meringue recipe tonight but unfortunately I had to freeze the cake with the ice cream already in it because of the meringue incident. Update for an easier meringue recipe in my opinion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Mix egg yolks, water, and cake mix.
  3. Bake at 350º F for 20 minute in a 9x13 greased and floured pan.
  4. Make sure cake is lower in the center (slightly concave).
  5. Soften ice cream.
  6. Spread ice cream over cake leaving ~1/2 inch gap from edges of the pan.
  7. Place in freezer for at least an hour.
  8. Meringue:.
  9. Preheat oven to 500º F.
  10. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar.
  11. Slowly add sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  12. Cover the cake completely with meringue.
  13. Bake in oven for 3 minute or until top is browned.

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