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Strawberry Meringue Cake

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned.
  • Cool in pans on wire racks (meringue will crack).
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Mash
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries with remaining sugar; fold into whipped

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Strawberry Meringue Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cream.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 337 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.