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noun

a dessert consisting of ice cream on a cake base, placed briefly in a hot oven to brown its topping of meringue.

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Origin of baked Alaska

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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baked Alaska

noun

a dessert consisting of cake and ice cream covered with meringue and cooked very quickly in a hot oven
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