Boccone Dolce (Sweet Mouthful)

READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Beat egg whites with salt until foamy.
  • Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually beat in sugar until meringue is stiff and glossy.
  • Line baking sheet(s) with waxed paper and trace 3 circles 8 inches in diameter.
  • Evenly spread or pipe meringue into circles.
  • Bake 1 hour.
  • Turn off heat and let meringues dry in oven for another hour.
  • Remove from oven and carefully peel off waxed paper;let cool completely on wire racks.
  • Melt chocolate with water in top of double boiler and stir until smooth.
  • Spread over 2 meringue layers and let stand until set.
  • To assemble: Place one meringue circle chocolate side up and spread with 1/2 inch layer of whipped cream.
  • Cover with half of sliced berries.
  • Repeat with second chocolate-covered layer.
  • Top with plain meringue and frost entire cake with remaining whipped cream.
  • Garnish with whole strawberries and refrigerate 24 hours.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as raspberries, blueberries or sliced peaches may be substituted for the strawberries.