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- 2 quarts (1900 ml) vanilla ice cream, softened
- 1 18.25 ounce package white cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) almond extract
- 8 egg whites
- 1/8 tsp (1 ml) cream of tartar
- 1/8 tsp (1 ml) salt
- 1 cup (225 ml) white sugar
- Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round mixing bowl or deep 8-inch square container with foil.
- Spread ice cream in container, packing firmly.
- Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
- Grease and flour an 8 inch x 8 inch pan.
- Prepare cake mix with egg and almond extract.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven according to package instructions, until center of cake springs back when lightly touched.
- Beat egg whites with cream of tartar, salt and sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or heavy brown paper.
- Place cake in center.
- Turn molded ice cream out onto cake.
- Quickly and prettily spread meringue over cake and ice cream, all the way to paper to seal.
- Return to freezer 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees (225 C.).
- Bake the Alaska on the lowest shelf, 8 to 10 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned.
- Serve at once.
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