Easy, delicious and quite possibly the most fun I’ve had in the kitchen, these Baked Alaska Brownies will satisfy more than just your sweet tooth.

Don’t want to bake my spicy chocolate brownies for the base?

You can use any kind of cake – just make sure to let it cool completely before moving onto the next stage.

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • Ice cream
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Spray the inside of a small baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper, also spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3

In a small pan, melt butter and chocolate chips over low heat.

Step 4

Pour chocolate mixture into a medium-sized bowl and add 3/4 cup sugar, salt, cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne pepper, vanilla and eggs.

Whisk until smooth.

Add cocoa powder and stir until incorporated.

Step 5

Pour batter onto your small baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

If you’re starting to wonder why in the heck we’re using a baking sheet instead of a cake pan, it’s because we want to be able to have a large surface to cut our brownie shapes from. If all you have is a traditional cake pan, that’s totally okay. You can still make this work by piecing your base together if needed. 

Step 6

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then move brownie to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

Once completely cooled, grab one of your smallest bowls and cut brownie shapes to match the size of the opening on your bowl.

Step 8

Blast that same small bowl with cooking spray and line it with plastic wrap.

Scoop ice cream into the bowl and press down until the ice cream is even and solid.

Add your brownie round to the top before covering in plastic wrap and placing in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.

Step 9

Once your ice cream brownie is fully solid, it’s time to make your meringue!

Whip egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixer on medium high until they’re nice and foamy.

Add 1 cup sugar and continue to mix until stiff peaks have formed.

Step 10

Remove plastic wrap from your ice cream and invert the bowl on a heat proof serving platter. Remove bowl.

Cover the ice cream mound with pretty peaks of meringue. This can be done with a piping bag or a spoon.

Using a kitchen torch, lightly and CAREFULLY brown the peaks of the Baked Alaska to give it texture and flavor.

Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes and then serve immediately.


Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.