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 User ID: 6689682 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 User ID: 1426702 75800
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

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

ashd052406 User ID: 5481205 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 User ID: 5300047 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 User ID: 2854124 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 User ID: 2123941 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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