Strawberry Meringue Cake Recipe
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Strawberry Meringue Cake Recipe

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"Guests say 'Wow!' when I present this torte," reports field editor Dorothy Anderson of Ottawa, Kansas. "Mashed berries add flavor to the cream filling."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups orange juice
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 337 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, orange juice, egg yolks and orange peel; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar, a tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form. Spread the meringue evenly over cake batter.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Cool in pans on wire racks (meringue will crack).
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Mash 1/2 cup of strawberries with remaining sugar; fold into whipped cream.
  6. Loosen edges of cakes from pans with a knife. Using two large spatulas, carefully remove one cake to a serving platter, meringue side up. Carefully spread with about two-thirds of the cream mixture. Slice the remaining berries; arrange half over cream mixture. Repeat layers. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Meringue Cake in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p67

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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tagatone 50150
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"I have been making this recipe, with the exception that I use a Strawberry Cake Mix, for my daughters birthday for the last 25 years. I found the recipe on the inside of a egg carton."

krislix 75800
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Made this for an outdoor get together and everyone loved it."

ashd052406 27254
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

"I made this recipe a month ago. I had some un expected company coming that night and I had some strawberries I was needing to use up. I followed the recipe exactly... I had some trouble getting the cakes out of the pans due to the meringue but will some work I got them out in one piece. (next time I will use wax paper). I was so scared to serve this cake, due to never trying anything like this before... but it was a huge hit, there was only two pieces left over and my husband who never raves about any cakes loved it soo much I am making it today for his birthday!"

behannabl 20805
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"This is fairly easy to make, it looks like a lovely, and it tastes out of this world. The orange juice and zest really makes this one!"

MYLANTA64 71835
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"This cake is absolutely wonderful!! There is nothing I would change about the recipe as it is already perfect! I've made it many times, and as a treat for a special co-worker. Every year she gets so excited when it's her birthday because she knows she is going to get this cake. :)"

jetlears 25141
Reviewed May. 3, 2009

"I made this for my daughters birthday and it was amazing. The orange juice makes this cake so moist. I used parchment paper on the bottom of the cake pan."

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