Baked Alaska-A Cool Treat

Baked Alaska

4 large slices store-brought pound cake…3/4 in. thick …see note
2 pints vanilla ice cream
4 large egg whites. . at room temperature
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Note: If your using a small pound cake ( such as some frozen brands), use two slices per serving and place them botton to botton on the baking sheet.

Arrange cake slices on a baking sheet…top with scoops of ice cream.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap. . freeze at least 20 minutes…up to 8 hrs

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Large bowl-beat egg whites on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
Gradually add: sugar… . beat until stiff peaks form. . .beat in vanilla.

Immediately spread meringue over the ice cream and cake…smoothing it into a dome over each serving . .

making sure it touches the cake all around the edges to seal in the ice cream.

Bake immediately on the center rack for 4 to 5 minutes. . until lightly browned.

Serve immediately.

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