This is a cake that’s perfect for entertaining - it’s a mile high, feeds a crowd, and is best made the day before you eat it! If you’ve never had it, it’s a feather light cake that reminds me of meringue. I flavor mine with a mix of vanilla and almond extracts for just a hint of flavor. There’s nothing better on top than sweet, juicy macerated strawberries. The brandy balances out the sweetness of everything else perfectly, and the cake acts like a giant sponge to soak up all of the ruby red strawberry juices.
Today I'm flipping the script and instead of teaching my friends, I'm the one being taught! My culinary producer, Olivia, is showing me how to make Baked Alaska, a sweet treat with layers of ice cream, cake and meringue that's lit on fire!