Baked Alaska Recipe with Caramel Sauce

This baked Alaska recipe with caramel sauce is one of my favorite desserts, teaming delicious, refreshing ice cream with perfect meringue. Here we are serving the baked Alaska with caramel sauce to make the dessert even more decadent. This dessert is served cold, and the meringue completely covers the ice cream inside, making it look like a big iceberg, hence the name.

Although you can make individual baked Alaska desserts, we like to make one big ones, using a small ready-made chocolate sponge cake, topping that with 2 kinds of ice cream, and then adding the sweet, sticky meringue mixture. I bet you can’t wait to try this baked Alaska recipe with caramel sauce.

You can use another kind of ice cream if you want, although the vanilla and caramel flavors do go nicely here. Sometimes I make this with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream for a classic baked Alaska flavor, but anything you want to use is good.

Tips for Our Baked Alaska Recipe with Caramel Sauce

You will need a candy thermometer to check on the temperature of the meringue mixture, so get one if you don’t already have one. We are adding hazelnuts to it, but you can swap them for almonds or another nut, or even leave them out if you prefer a nut-free baked Alaska recipe with caramel sauce.

The caramel sauce is made using cream, butter, sugar, molasses, and syrup. Again, you can use another kind of syrup if you want, even a bottled strawberry or fudge syrup. It will work just as well in the finished recipe.

Baked Alaska Recipe with Caramel Sauce
This delicious combination of ice cream and meringue is simple to prepare. We are using chocolate cake, 2 flavors of ice cream and meringue, along with a homemade caramel sauce to complement it.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz (225g) white sugar
  • 2 fl oz (50ml) water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 oz (75g) finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 small readymade chocolate cake
  • 1lb 2oz (500 ml) vanilla ice cream
  • 1lb 2oz (500 ml) caramel ice cream
  • Mandarin segments, for garnish (optional)
For the Caramel Sauce
  • 18 fl oz (500 ml) heavy cream (or double cream)
  • 6 oz (175g) butter
  • 6 oz (175g) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (or black treacle)
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup (or equal parts honey and corn syrup)
Instructions
  1. Put the sugar and water in a pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Let it boil rapidly, wiping the sides down with a wet pastry brush occasionally.
  3. Check with a candy thermometer to see when the mixture reaches 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
  4. When it does, it's time to beat the egg whites until you get stiff peaks.
  5. When the sugar mixture reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) take it off the heat.
  6. Pour the sugar mixture into the egg whites in a thin stream, beating with an electric mixer on the lowest setting.
  7. Keep going for 15 minutes or until the mixture is nearly cold.
  8. Fold in the nuts, then spoon this mixture into a plain nozzle-tipped piping bag.
  9. Put the cake on a serving plate and top with vanilla and caramel ice cream.
  10. Pipe the meringue all over it to cover.
  11. Use a mini-blowtorch to glaze the meringue.
  12. If you don't have one, you can pop it in a hot oven briefly.
  13. For the sauce, warm the cream in a pan, then whisk in the butter and sugar until melted.
  14. Whisk in the molasses and syrup.
  15. Serve the baked Alaska in wedges with the sauce drizzled around or over it.
  16. You can garnish the plates with mandarin segments, blackberries or another fruit, if liked, or with fresh mint sprigs.

 

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Simple Chicken Enchilada RecipeSimple Chicken Enchilada Recipe
    I love Mexican and Tex-Mex food and enchiladas are right up there with my absolute favorites, so when I first made this simple chicken enchilada recipe, I was hoping for a good result, and I got it! The resulting enchiladas were really good, and the flavors were amazing. I hope you like them as much as we all did. Enchiladas are made by rolling corn tortillas around your chosen filling and then adding a spicy sauce and usually cheese on top. You can fiddle about with this recipe as much as you want because it would be hard to mess it up. Just add your favorite ingredients to the filling and top with your favorite toppings, using as many or .....
  • Hoisin Duck BriocheHoisin Duck Brioche
    This particular Hoisin duck brioche dish was inspired by a recent visit to Ruby, Exeter, where I enjoyed something very similar. Yep here I am dreaming of Ruby again! Well anyway the duck and hoisin are beautiful together, along with the cucumber, and although I am more used to enjoying this mixture in pancake wraps, I found the brioche really good with them, since brioche is naturally sweet and chewy, and just seemed to complement the hoisin duck flavors. What Goes with Hoisin Duck Brioche? I enjoyed this Hoisin duck brioche with a peanut butter wolf cocktail when I was at Ruby’s but you might prefer something else depending on what .....
  • Beef and Carrot CrackslawBeef and Carrot Crackslaw
    Carrots have more carbs than a lot of other vegetables, so you would not want to make this beef and carrot crackslaw recipe on Atkins Induction, for example, but if you like the sweetness of carrots, then perhaps you will love this recipe, because the carrots are particularly nice with the beef, onions and Chinese seasonings. This crack slaw recipe is full of flavor. To cut some of the carbs, if you want to do that, swap half the carrots for shredded cabbage, or else you might like to throw in some mushrooms (Chinese mushrooms or just button ones) if you prefer. Which Order to Cook the Ingredients In Although you can make this beef and .....
  • Easy Roasted Nuts RecipeHoney Roasted Nuts with Rosemary
    If you are looking for an amazing snack, consider this honey roasted nuts with rosemary recipe. You can use any kind of nuts you want, maybe just walnuts or cashews, or a selection of your favorites. Just choose plain ones, not the spiced, salted or already-roasted kind. Walnuts work really well in this honey roasted nuts with rosemary recipe, or you might want to use different ones so people can take a peek and pick out their favorite ones. Make a big batch of this (perhaps double the recipe) if you have a crowd coming over, because the roasted nuts keep for up to a week in an airtight container. The first thing to do when making honey .....
  • How to Griddle Chicken Breast
    The griddle is a fantastic tool which I often use in the kitchen for cooking not only chicken but steak, fish and vegetables too. You need less fat than if you were to shallow fry or saute, and can expect attractive griddle marks, either lines or crisscross, depending how you turn the chicken while it is cooking. Learning how to griddle chicken breast is so easy and worthwhile. A nice cast iron griddle pan is a worthwhile investment, and since you can cook all kinds of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and even some kinds of cheese (like halloumi) in there, you will find yourself using it frequently. Griddled Chicken Breast Uses One of the .....
  • Thai Corn FrittersThai Corn Fritters
    These delicious spicy Thai corn fritters are so quick and simple to put together and they make a tasty appetizer or side dish. All you need to make these is some corn kernels (you can use drained canned corn, or even thawed corn kernels), a little flour and an egg. Then to finish off you just need some minced or finely chopped chili pepper and a little Thai fish sauce. How to Serve Thai Corn Fritters Try these as a side dish or appetizer, or make them as the main dish, perhaps with some tasty salad on the side. You might like to make a batch of Thai appetizers to showcase these, so everyone can try different Thai treats, or else just make .....
  • Perfect Peach SmoothiePerfect Peach Smoothie
    Peach smoothie is perfect for any age or occasion, and you can adapt the following recipe as much as you want. Serve it in martini glasses, tall glasses or another kind, and garnish each one with a peach slice if you want, or a strawberry perhaps. This lovely recipe is quick and easy to make. Simply throw everything into a blender and press the button. If you find yourself with a batch of fresh peaches to use up, consider making this recipe. You don’t have to use fresh peaches. Frozen ones will work too, either thawed or still frozen, and if you’re using still-frozen ones you can leave out the ice cubes. Fruity and Fantastic .....
  • Chinese Calamari Szechuan StyleEasy Winter Appetizer Ideas
    Most people love to cozy up and relax during the colder months. There’s something about the winter weather that brings people together and gathering around some hearty and easy winter appetizer ideas is a great way to spend that time with friends and family. In the winter, it’s best to serve warm foods, but don’t let that overwhelm you. There are plenty of ways to present a great spread without slaving away in the kitchen for hours. You don’t have to tell anyone how easy the winter appetizer ideas were to prepare! One simple strategy for an appetizer sure to impress is to do fondue. Fondue can be easily customized to your party’s theme .....
  • 1950s Kitchen Style
    Retro is very popular right now and if you are thinking about designing your kitchen in a 1950s decor style it is quite easy to find 1950s kitchen style accessories. With a retro style 50s kitchen you can incorporate the funky 50s look with a modern 21st century kitchen. The 1950s were an optimistic, prosperous and conservative time and entertainment was revolutionized with the invention of televisions, rock and roll and new movies. Fifties Kitchen Style Airy, open floor plans were popular and kitchens were being outfitted with new stainless steel and chrome appliances, which make cooking easier and faster. Pastel colors like pink, yellow, .....
  • How to Give Your Wontons an International Flair
    Just because wontons are Chinese in origin does not mean you have to stick with the tried and tested Chinese wonton recipes. International wontons are an exercise in experimentation and sometimes this fusion really works! Of course, traditional wonton soup is delicious and Chinese-style fried wontons offer a flavor experience that most people enjoy very much, but you might like to experiment with a different take on the classic wonton recipe. Since wonton skins are made with egg, flour and water, they do not have a lot of flavor. This means you can use any kind of filling and rest assured it will complement the wonton skin flavor. For .....
Search
DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseSpanish

Tasty Query - recipes search engine