Meringue layers with butter and cashew filling. One of my favorite guilty pleasures!
Make and share this Sansrival recipe from Food.com.
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Line a 12x18in cookie sheet (or 3 9in rounds) with a parchment paper.
- Finely chop the cashew for the meringue.
- Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until foamy.
- Add the sugar. Beat until hard peaks.
- Fold in the cashew.
- Spread the meringue in pans as thinly and as evenly as possible. (thickness about 1cm) Bake for 25mins or until golden brown. Let cool.
- Whip the butter until creamy.
- Beat egg yolks in a separate bowl.
- Boil sugar and water in a saucepan. Check the syrup consistency by pouring half a teaspoon of syrup into cold water. If the syrup forms a soft ball, the syrup is done. Be careful not to overcook it or it will crystalize.
- In a steady stream, pour the syrup into the egg yolks while beating at high speed.
- Fold in the whipped butter and cashew nuts.
- If using 12x18in baking sheet, cut the meringue in 4 and remove from parchment paper. If using the round pans, simply remove parchment paper.
- Set aside 1/3 cup of the filling. Alternately layer the meringue and the remaining filling starting with meringue. Use the 1/3 cup to coat the sides. Pour excess on top.
- Cover the top and sides of the cake with the remaining nuts.
- Freeze for about an hour and let chill for about 2 hours before serving.