Prep 0 mins
Cook 35 mins
Another great recipe from 'Everyday Food' magazine.
- 1 1⁄4 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar, preferably superfine, sifted
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 pint fresh raspberry
- 1 3⁄4 cups egg whites (about 12 large eggs)
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350° with rack in lower third.
- Cut parchment to fit bottom of round or heart-shaped 10-inch tube pan with legs or removable bottom.
- Fit paper into pan. Do not grease pan.
- Sift flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt together.
- Sift again into a bowl.
- Using fork, mash 1/2 cup whole raspberries; strain through a fine sieve to yield about 1/4 cup mashed raspberries.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites on medium-low speed until foamy.
- Beat in cream of tartar and vanilla.
- Increase speed to medium high; beat until whites are nearly stiff.
- Reduce speed to medium low; beat in the remaining 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time.
- Beat until peaks are almost stiff but not at all dry.
- Transfer egg whites to large bowl.
- Sift flour mixture over egg whites; fold in gently with large rubber spatula.
- Gently transfer one-third of batter to tube pan.
- Spoon 2 tablespoons mashed berries over egg whites.
- Spoon another third of batter into the pan; repeat with remaining mashed berries.
- Top with remaining batter.
- Run a knife through mixture, touching bottom of pan, to eliminate any air pockets.
- Leave the top very textured with peaks in the meringue; do not smooth.
- Bake until the top of the cake is lightly golden and the cake springs back when pressed lightly, 35 to 45 minutes. (If top darkens too quickly, tent with foil.)
- Invert pan onto its legs or hang it over the neck of a bottle or funnel; let cake stand, in the pan, until completely cool, about 1 hour.
- Run a knife around edges of the cake to loosen the sides.
- Unmold cake.
- Serve with sorbet (flavor of choice) and remaining whole raspberries.