5 Throwback Recipes for Beautiful Baked Alaska

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By F&W Editors Posted February 27, 2016

Baked Alaska, the classic, retro dessert, features a layer of cake covered with ice cream and flambéed meringue.

From a minty, coconut lime version to over-the-top birthday cake, here are five amazing recipes for baked Alaska.

1. Minty Lime Baked Alaska

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Lime sorbet mixed with chopped mint and rum tops this delicious cake.

2. Caramelized-Pineapple Baked Alaskas

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This fast dessert features coconut ice cream and pineapple chunks that have been sautéed with store-bought dulce de leche.

3. Coconut Baked Alaska with Pineapple Meringue

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Pastry chef Waylynn Lucas of Fonuts in Los Angeles uses xanthan gum to keep the meringue in her baked Alaska stable after she mixes it with pineapple puree.

4. Mango-Raspberry Baked Alaskas

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This healthy dessert requires just five ingredients plus a pinch of salt.

5. Baked Alaska Birthday Cake

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Moist chocolate cake, three flavors of ice cream, nutty ganache and fluffy meringue make this the ultimate birthday cake.

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