Baked Alaska California Style

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This recipe by Chef William Douglas Hildreth, Camp Spofford, Keene, NH was a winner in the California Avocado Commission Chef Recipe Video Contest. A delicious variation of baked Alaska, this would make a great signature dessert.

Cake

1 pkg. French vanilla, white or yellow cake mix

California Avocado fillling (recipe follows)

Meringue (recipe follows)

Fresh raspberries and/or blackberries, as needed for garnish

Preheat oven to temperature indicated on cake mix package. Prepare cake mix according package directions.

Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper. Pour prepared batter onto sheet pan, smoothing to even out the batter. Bake 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan. When cool, cover with parchment paper, and flip upside down and remove sheet pan.

Cut cake in half to make 2 thin layers. Using 4-6 soup cups (depending on their size) as molds, cut out cake pieces to line the bottom, top, and sides of cups. Line each soup cup with the cake pieces (except for the tops), and set aside.

California Avocado Filling

(Yield: 5 cups)

11 oz Sweetened condensed milk

3 Fresh California Avocados*

2 oz Lime juice

4 1/2 oz Honey

1 t Vanilla extract

8 oz Heavy cream

8 oz Greek yogurt

Place the first 5 ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Add the heavy cream and blend until slightly thickened. Add the Greek yogurt and blend to combine. Store the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Meringue

(Yield: approx. 8 cups)

8 Fresh Egg whites

9 oz Powdered sugar

Once the cakes have been frozen, prepare the meringue. Place all egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip to stiff peaks. Add the powdered sugar and whip until smooth and glossy.

To Assemble

Pour the avocado filling into each cake-lined soup cup, filling almost to the top. Place the cut out cake tops on top of the filling. Place cups on a tray and freeze for at least 12 hours.

Remove cakes from freezer. Unmold them onto oven-proof plates. Spread/pipe meringue decoratively over each cake. Refreeze for at least another 12 hours.

Preheat oven to 400

Baked Alaska California Style

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Ingredients:

Cake:1 pkg. French vanilla, white or yellow cake mixCalifornia Avocado fillling (recipe follows)Meringue (recipe follows)Fresh raspberries and/or blackberries, as needed for garnishCalifornia Avocado Filling:11 oz Sweetened condensed milk3 Fresh California Avocados*2 oz Lime juice4 1/2 oz Honey1 t Vanilla extract8 oz Heavy cream8 oz Greek yogurtMeringue8 Fresh Egg whites9 oz Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to temperature indicated on cake mix package. Prepare cake mix according package directions.
  3. Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper. Pour prepared batter onto sheet pan, smoothing to even out the batter. Bake 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan. When cool, cover with parchment paper, and flip upside down and remove sheet pan.
  4. Cut cake in half to make 2 thin layers. Using 4-6 soup cups (depending on their size) as molds, cut out cake pieces to line the bottom, top, and sides of cups. Line each soup cup with the cake pieces (except for the tops), and set aside.
  5. Avocado Filling
  6. Place the first 5 ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  7. Add the heavy cream and blend until slightly thickened. Add the Greek yogurt and blend to combine. Store the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  8. Meringue
  9. Once the cakes have been frozen, prepare the meringue. Place all egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip to stiff peaks. Add the powdered sugar and whip until smooth and glossy.

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