Recipe: Chocolate Meringue Cake
- Details Category: Desserts Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 18:31 Written by ethel :
Dead simple but gorgeous [13 September]
There's dried fruit and a good quantity of nuts in this cake as well. The meringue makes for a slightly sticky, chewy inside, and it gives it a lovely brittle top. The smell is mouth-watering. All in all it's just a simple quicky turned gorgeous... And then it caught the low slanting autumn sunlight so well, I just don't know which I like better: the picture, or the cake..5.
Just the recipe
- -This amount is for a 20cm springform tin
- 120 g chopped almonds
- 120 g chopped dates
- 120 g chopped dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon maizena (corn flour)
- bit of vinegar to clean the bowl
- 3 egg whites (large eggs)
- 3 tablespoons yellow caster sugar
- some powdered sugar to dust
- Chop the three main ingredients and mix them in a bowl with the tablespoon maizena. Clean a mixing bowl with the vinegar. Beat the egg whites on low speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and increase the speed to high. Beat until the egg white forms stiff peaks. Fold in the nut and chocolate mixture with a metal spoon. Place the merengue mix in a greased and lined springform tin; flatten the top with the spoon.
And bake it
- Bake the cake at 160°C/Gas Mark 3 for about 50 minutes. The top will turn into a golden light brown color. When done, let the temperature drop to 70°C, open the oven door slightly, and leave to dry in the oven for about 20 minutes more.
- The nuts, chocolate and merengue make a wonderful airy, crunchy and chewy combination; but I could hardly find the dates. Next time, I'll try apricots, I think maybe even dried apple would be good