Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Delightful Delectables- Coffee Cake Baked Alaska

by Maggie Kelleher

How was your New Year's Eve? Did your 2014 go out with a bang and a giant party, or did it slide by as you cuddled on the couch? Well I have a coffee cake idea that is sure to make sure any New Year's goes off with a bang, even if it's enjoyed during a cozy couch cuddle. And at a party... it might just impress everyone.

What kind of cake idea could be so impressive? 
How about a My Grandma's Coffee Cake Baked Alaska?

What will you need?

Some space in the freezer, a hand mixer, a dessert propane torch, an icing bag (optional), 
and a My Grandma's Coffee Cake (they freeze beautifully)
I used an original Cinnamon Walnut Cake (paired with coffee ice cream), but I would also suggest trying a Ted Williams Chocolate coffee cake with vanilla ice cream (when frozen, the Ted Williams cake tastes like the most delicious fudge and would pair so well with the meringue!).
Ice Cream (about 1 pint) 
Meringue (recipe included in instructions)
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 2 cups superfine sugar
  • 2 pinches cream of tartar
Hard alcohol (at least 40% alcohol. 1 Tablespoon).
This dessert will be non-alcoholic, the alcohol will help the meringue burn like a proper Baked Alaska and will burn off in the process. We used about a tablespoon of Cognac.
Now on to the instructions. I placed them in nice little picture cards to make it easier to understand and follow along.

Everyone loved it and was definitely impressed, and it fed our obsession with flames in the classiest way.

Happy 2015 everyone and enjoy your new-found classy-cake!

Here's a giveaway to start the year off right and help you impress your guests :) 
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  1. Best coffee cakes I have ever eaten! Dee-lish! Yum. :)

  2. This cake is really looking delicious. I am very bad in cooking and I live in Las Vegas and that is why I was wondering if I can get the same cake at any of the Las Vegas restaurants for tonight’s dinner?

    1. Hello - I am not sure that we sell a lot of cake in the Las Vegas area, but if you know of a good store or restaurant for us where you'd like to see our cake sold, please let us know. We'll make every effort to become available in your area.