Lemon Meringue Cake with Strawberries

Total Time
1hr 10mins
25 mins
45 mins
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  1. Mix strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Spray square pan, 9×9×2 inches, with cooking spray.
  5. Beat flour, 1 cup sugar, the margarine, milk, baking powder, lemon peel, vanilla, salt and 2 egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  6. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  7. Pour into pan.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool slightly.
  10. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  11. Beat 2 egg whites in medium bowl on high speed until foamy.
  12. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  13. Spread over cake.
  14. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until meringue is light brown.
  15. Cool completely.
  16. Top each serving with strawberries.