Strawberry Meringue Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is just an awesome dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, egg yolks and orange peel.
  2. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  3. Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans; set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium until foamy.
  5. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar, a tablespoon at a time on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  6. Spread the meringue even over both pans of cake batter.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned.
  8. Cool in pans on wire racks (meringue will crack).
  9. Beat the cream until stiff peaks form.
  10. Mash 1/2 cup of strawberries with remaining sugar; fold into whipped cream.
  11. Loosen edges of cakes from pans with a knife.
  12. Using two large spatulas, carefully remove one cake to a serving platter, meringue side up.
  13. Carefully spread with about two-thirds of the cream mixture.
  14. Slice the remaining berries; arrange half over cream mixture.
  15. Repeat layers.
  16. Store in the refrigerator.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

Holy Toledo, was this ever good. Followed the directions exactly, but think I should have done as Sarah Chana suggested and made it into two separate cakes. Also, I had the meringue overflow the pans. I went to the very edge with it, and think I should have gone within 1/4" of the rim. That's one reason my photo isn't as pretty as I had hoped. Nevertheless, an outstanding recipe. Thnx for sharing it, pines506

Darkhunter April 05, 2010

I have not tried this recipe. I got my copy from a community cookbook. The copy of the recipe I have is slightly different. It calls for 1 1/2 c orange juice,2 tbl sugar in place of the 1/4 cup, 1 qt strawberries. The rest is the same. Thanks for posting. Christine (internetnut)

internetnut May 22, 2007

I made his cake as directed, except that when it was time to assemble it, the whole thing was just too tall to do in one cake. So I just made it into two cakes, using half the cream on each one. Still, it was very good, and much appreciated by my guests and family alike.

Sarah Chana August 15, 2005

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