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Strawbery Orange Meringue Cake

 Strawbery Orange Meringue Cake
This beautiful strawberry cake is the best I've ever tasted. It's hard to believe it starts with a boxed cake mix.
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. springform pan with parchment paper. Grease paper and
  • sides of pan; set aside. In a bowl, combine the cake mix, orange
  • juice, egg yolks and orange peel; beat for 3 minutes. Pour into
  • prepared pan. In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar
  • on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup
  • sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form
  • and sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over batter, sealing to edge
  • of pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack for 10 minutes (meringue will crack). Carefully run a
  • knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Cool
  • completely. Cut in half widthwise.
  • In a small bowl, mash 1/4 cup berries with remaining sugar. Add cream
  • and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Place one cake layer half

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Strawbery Orange Meringue Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • meringue side up on a serving plate. Spread half the whipped cream
  • mixture over cake. Top with remaining cake and topping. Garnish with
  • remaining berries. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Jiffy cake mix.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 438 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.