Tuesday

Individual Baked Alaskas



Are your thought turning to Valentine's Day? Mine are! We prefer staying at home rather than going out and I always like to have a special little dessert.




Baked Alaska is one the the most requested desserts at my house. I like to make individual portions ~ they provides a nice little wow factor, but are really simple to put together.



For the base you can use almost any cake, cake slices, or cupcakes.



This time I made my favorite Butter Cake recipe into "Texas" size cupcakes. Slices of pound cake, or pieces of any plain cake work equally well.



I just cut the crown off of the cupcakes, split them as you see above and put a slab of your favorite ice cream between the layers, top with the cupcake slice, then slather with simple meringue and place under the broiler until lightly browned.


You can also spread a layer of your favorite jam, or spread between the layers before adding the ice cream.



You can pipe the meringue with a fancy design, or simply slather it as I usually do ~ believe me it tastes just as good as whether it is piped on or slathered. :)






Here's a link to last Valentine's Day if you would like to see more images.


If you would like a printable copy of the instructions you can find them HERE on my recipe blog.
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40 comments:

  1. Mari~I'm putting in my request now so you will have time to make mine by valentines. LOL!! This looks so gooooood!

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  2. I saw some..not nearly as cute as yours in a French magazine here last year and kept the idea..now that I have seen your little masterpieces..they are front burner..I mean front torch right?

    :) Beaux!

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  3. Omigod...gurl ur genius...u have me floored with ur creation and presentations and cutlery too.....

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  4. Oh these are gorgeous...I have never tried them.
    My Valentine will be in Brussels but maybe I will make them for Jake and I...he is a valentine too...:)

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  5. I was always very intimidated by these - thanks for showing me how I could actually do it! Very pretty.
    Susan

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  6. I snagged your recipe - thanks for making it available!
    Susan

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  7. I had no idea it was so simple!

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  8. Mari, these do have a spectacular WOW presentation! It's great to know that something that simple can be so impressive. You are one incredibly creative lady. Thanks for the idea...

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  9. Oh baked alsaka, you have me remember every year for my fathers birthday I would make it with jamocha almond fudge ice cream xoxoxoxo Clarice

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  10. What lovely Baked Alaska - perfection really!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  11. Oh just one bite of that would make me feel better! :)

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  12. Are you sure you are allowed to tell us all how easy this is? I thought it was a big chef secret to keep us in the dark.
    I could totally do this.

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  13. I have some plain ole vanilla cupcakes in the freezer, so I know what to do with them! What a great idea for Valentine's Day. I'll have to tuck the idea away for Mother's Day also. My mom's eyes will light up :-)

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I've never made Baked Alaska - I've never even had Baked Alaska - can you believe that??! I think it's high time I rectify that. Thanks for the recipe!

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  15. WOW don't know what to write, but to simply gasp at those baked alaska. Looks fantastic.

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  16. Thank you everybody!

    These are soo easy. If it sounds good to you, I hope you'll try them.

    Psst... even slightly stale cake will come back to life if you serve it in this way (just add a little more ice cream to compensate.)

    Hope you find this to be one of your favorites, too.

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  17. How darn cute are these...I have made a full blown baked Alaska once and it was so much fun and tasted fabulous

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  18. I'm definitely making some of these. Thanks for the recipe. Love Baked Alaska!

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  19. What a beautiful idea! Now, am I brave enough to try it? hmm

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  20. oh that is incredibly gorgeous!!! what a wonderful idea! n beautiful pics!

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  21. This will score big points on Valentines..a wonderful take on a classic.

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  22. I am dying for that baked alaska... magnificent photos... you should be so pleased with yourself!

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  23. What a beautiful dessert, Mari, perfect for a special occasion like Valentine's Day.

    I think the pound cake I just made would be make a delicious Baked Alaska. It will certainly make today special.

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  24. This baked alaska is perfect for valentine's day (or just about any other day). They are gorgeous, Mari!

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  25. Oh yum, I want one ... now! Have never thought about individual portions of baked Alaska. Thank you, thank you ... I'm off to tuck this away :)

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  26. Mmm... I'll take 2 please. The photos are gorgeous!

    Leann

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  27. I am thinking that even if we go out to dinner we could come home to THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet even I can do this!!!:):) XO, Pinky

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  28. wow it looks gorgeous... no doubt this a all time fav in your house

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  29. The perfect treat for sweethearts day! A small bite be just the thing.

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  30. I'm still scarrit to try it, grins; I just have pictures of puddles of ice cream.

    Yours, however, are GORGEOUS!!

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  31. I used to make Baked Alaska years ago. All the time. I love this idea of making mini ones!

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  32. I think these are just about as pretty as you can get. My family would love them.

    Thanks, Mary.

    Diane

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  33. This is such a very clever idea and as always, you've executed them just so perfectly.

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  34. Mari, those really do make a nice presentation, and they do look simple. You can't beat that when you add good taste, too! What type of ice cream do you prefer?

    I posted a recipe with a meringe, too. There is nothing better than a wonderful meringue on a dessert. I'm spoiled having grown up eating chocolate pie with merinques that were several inches thick and oh, so good!

    Happy Foodie Friday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. I love the idea of individual meringues. I don't know if I could get all the meringues to look so perfect like your do though!

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  36. Beautiful dessert! Gorgeous photography,too!

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  37. Your individual Alaskas are beautiful, Mari! They would make such a wonderful Valentine's Day treat! I am thinking of all the possible variations of cake and ice cream flavors already ;)

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