Aldi's Italian Baked Alaska

This sponge cake covered with ice cream and meringue is the perfect dessert for a special occasion.


  • 1 italian gateaux
  • 100 ml hot water with 3 tbsp instant coffee
  • 150 g grandessa blackcurrant jam
  • 150 g grandessa raspberry jam
  • 5 balls of stracciatella or vanilla ice-cream
  • 6 egg whites
  • 300 g caster sugar


  1. Whisk the egg whites to soft peak. With the whisk still turning start adding the sugar a tablespoon at a time.
  2. Slice the gateaux into 2cm slices and line the baking dish with it, cut side up.
  3. Mix the coffee with the hot water and pour over the cake base. Now blob on the two jams.
  4. Next, top the gateaux base with the balls of ice-cream.
  5. Working quickly, smother the whole lot with the meringue using a palette knife.
  6. Pop the Alaska into a hot oven (220º C) for about 7 or 8 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy.


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