FOOD

Fudgy Chocolate Meringue Cake

Now THIS is a cake!
10
15M
1H 10M
1H 25M

Talk about a showstopper! This amazing cake will be the star of your next celebration 

Ingredients

MERINGUE

Method

1.

Invert the base of a 22.5cm springform pan (base measures 21cm). Grease and line base and side with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above pan edge.

2.

Combine cooking chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted. 

3.

Remove bowl from pan. Stir sugar into warm mixture. Cool for 15 minutes. 

4.

One at a time, whisk eggs into chocolate mixture. Add combined sifted flour and cocoa. Whisk until smooth. Stir in Choc Bits. Pour into pan. Spread evenly.

5.

Cook in a moderately slow oven (160C) for 35 minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside while making meringue. Reduce oven to slow (150C).

6.

To make meringue, beat egg whites in small bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1 tablespoon sugar at a time, beating well after each addition, until dissolved. Beat for a further 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth and glossy. 7 Pour melted chocolate over meringue. Using a large metal spoon, fold through twice only to create a marbled effect. Spoon over warm cake in pan. 

7.

Cook in slow oven for about 30 minutes, or until meringue is crisp. Turn off oven. Cool cake in oven with door ajar for 20 minutes. Remove. Cool to room temperature.

8.

Remove side of pan. Transfer cake to a serving plate. Serve with ice-cream.

TIP! Cake is best made on the day of serving at room temperature. If you prefer, serve cake with lightly whipped cream for a change.

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