Wow your guests with a Chocolate Raspberry Baked Alaska. It is the perfect way to end your Easter meal. Chocolate ice cream, raspberry sorbet, and a delicious angel food cake all carpeted in a glossy meringue.
I think the first time I had Baked Alaska (or remember having it) was on a cruise for our honeymoon. It was served the last night of the cruise and presented with lots of pomp and circumstance. It was pushed out on a cart and it may have been on fire. I can’t remember for sure. I remember thinking “Wow, this must be one serious dessert that is a lot of work”. What a fake out! It is delicious but it is also incredibly easy to make. I love when something is simple to make but looks spectacular. That is why I think it is perfect for Easter. Your guests will be “wowed”. Only you need to know it is easy peasy.
The hardest part was deciding what flavor of ice cream to use. Should it be vanilla and strawberry, mint and chocolate, orange sherbert and vanilla or chocolate and raspberry. As you can see chocolate and raspberry won. It wasn’t the flavor combination that was the deciding factor but it was the color. Vanilla ice cream would have blended right into the angel food cake. Chocolate and raspberry would provide a wonderful contrast. I wanted you to eat with your eyes first. I also happen to have a soft spot for chocolate and raspberries.
Really if you think about it, Baked Alaska is simply an ice cream cake with meringue all around it. The name just makes it sound mysterious. It is usually made with a sponge cake but I lightened it up with angel food instead. It was first made in 1876 to celebrate Alaska being purchased by the US. Delmonico’s in NY was the first restaurant to make it. February 1st is Baked Alaska Day. So funny how every day seems to have some type of food associated with it. Hope you don’t mind the food trivia. I’ve become quite the food geek and love finding out the history of food.
Give Chocolate Raspberry Baked Alaska a try. No one needs to know how easy it is. Wow them with your spectacular culinary prowess.
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