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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Meringue Cake

This is one of my Memere's ( pronounced may-mehr) recipes. My Mom made it a few times, when I was little and it was one of my favorites. I was feeling nostalgic, the other day, with the kids gone and time to myself, so I dug up the recipe and made it. This is a seriously sweet dessert, but so different and delicious. The cake is moist and pairs nicely with the soft meringue, with a crunchy top. My girlfriend really enjoyed it, though Hubby thought it was too sweet, LOL.


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Meringue Cake

2 egg yolks
1/2 C milk
2 Tbs butter
3/4 C sugar
1 C flour
1 tsp baking powder

Meringue:

2 egg whites
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the eggs yolks. Add sugar and mix well. Mix flour with baking powder and add alternatingly, to wet ingredients, with milk. Pour into a greased 9X13-inch baking dish. Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Slowly add the brown sugar, mixed with vanilla, beating to stiff peaks. Spread over batter and bake for 30 minutes, until cake is cooked through in the center. If meringue begins to brown, cover with foil and continue baking.

1 comment:

Brenda De Sousa said...

Doesn't your hubby know there is no such thing as too sweet, lol!? I would love this cake as I'm a huge fan of meringue. Yum!