The blow torch is one of my favorite kitchen tools that I love to
Since I already have some cupcakes baked-up, I sliced them up into 1/2 inch disks to fit into my bowls. This way, I was already a step ahead and didn’t need to bake a whole sheet of cake just to try out this dessert. That was a huge “motivation” for me. Yeah, I get lazy sometimes, even in the kitchen. :P And you can definitely use the in-store chiffon cakes or any cakes you have on hand for the cake layer. Guess we all love a little short cuts in the kitchen every once in a while.
So, for my very first attempt of Baked Alaska, I used previously baked chocolate cupcakes, then layered them with our favorite coffee ice cream. It came out so perfect, so delicious, and just the flavor we love. It’s to die for and so beautiful to look at as well. When I make this Baked Alaska again in the future, I will have no problem baking a sheet of cake just for this. It’s totally worth it. Plus, it’s much easier to make than it looks. You’ve got to give it a try and you’ll agree with me.
The meringue layer was warm, foamy, smooth and crunchy from the slightly browned tips. Inside were layers of soft and spongy chocolate cakes and strong coffee flavor of creamy, icy-cold ice cream. Every bite was interesting and delicious. Hm…I couldn’t wait to make this again. Now, here’s a small issue. Since I used the cupcakes that I already have on hand, I just scooped out whatever last bit of ice cream I had in that tub to make this Baked Alaska, and I didn’t have the exact measurement for these 2 ingredients. I know! I know. What a mistake. Anyhow, I will put the approximate amount as a guildline. I do have the recipe for the meringue layer and that’s really the key to this dessert. I used a bowl as my mold for the cake and ice cream layers and that bowl measured 5 1/2-inch in diameter and 3 1/2-inch in height. I’ll provide the recipe below to make an 1-inch thick meringue layer to cover this cake. I promise I’ll measure everything and write them down when I make this dessert again. Guess I was too excited knowing that I can get my hands on the blow torch again! Yeah, what a lame excuse, but so true. :P
Last but not least, just be very careful when you use the blow torch. I know it’s sounds like fun (in fact, it is) to use. But after all, it could be dangerous and definitely not a toy. I always make sure my kids are not around when I use it (you know how kids like to copy everything we do) and store it away in a secured place that they can’t reach. :) Better be safe than sorry.