Dessert Recipes

Chocolate-Meringue Layer Cake

by TheWeekly  /   March 24, 2018

Yield
8 Servings
Prep Time
20mins
Cook Time
90mins
Difficulty Level
-

A very pretty cake layered with chocolate, meringue and topped with strawberry compote, this is a heavenly treat especially for those with a sweet tooth.

Ingredients

WHIPPED GANACHE

STRAWBERRY COMPOTE

Steps

01.

Preheat oven to very slow, 120 C. Mark 6 x 15-cm circles on 3 sheets of baking paper. Arrange, marker-side down, on 3 oven trays.

02.

In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until mixture is thick and glossy.

03.

Gently fold cocoa through meringue. Spoon mixture between marked circles, spreading each to edges of circle. Bake 15 mins. Reduce oven to 100 C and bake a further 1 hour, until meringues are firm. Turn oven off. Cool meringues in oven with door ajar.

04.

WHIPPED GANACHE Place chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl. In a saucepan, bring cream to a simmer on medium. Pour chocolate over, stirring until melted and smooth. Cover and chill 1 hour, until thick. Using a whisk, beat ganache until fluffy.

05.

STRAWBERRY COMPOTE In a medium saucepan, heat strawberries, sugar and water on medium. Cook 5 to 10 mins, stirring occasionally, until reduced and thick. Chill 30 mins.

06.

Layer meringues with ganache and whipped cream. Top with strawberry compote and drizzle with extra melted chocolate. Serve straight away.

Photo: Rob Shaw/BauerSyndication.com.au