Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Strawberry Meringue Cake - perfect for a hot summer day

The temperatures in Hamburg reached almost Australian levels today, I'm loving the heat! Finally a little bit of summer! This strawberry meringue cake is perfect for a hot summer's day. The combination of strawberry and cream is nothing new, but this cake always tastes really, really good!

My mother makes this cake for my sister's birthday every year, for some reason my sister usually manages to visit my parents shortly after her birthday to get her cake! I need to remember to do that for my next birthday too...

But this time the cake was for my colleague's farewell, so the reason was a little sad this time, but the cake taste good nevertheless.

Strawberry - Meringue Cake
100g sugar
100g butter or margarine
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt
125g flour
1 tsp baking powder

4 eggwhites
200g sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt

500g strawberries or other fruit
½ l cream
3 tbsp icing sugar
2 packets of stabeliser for cream

Mix the ingredients for the spongecake and bake in a round spring pan at 180°C for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool on a wire rack.

For the meringue, mix egg whites with salt until stiff, then add sugar and mix. Draw a circle the size of the spring pan on a sheet of baking paper. Spread meringue mixture on the baking paper and bake at 150°C for about 45 minutes.

Whip the cream together with the icing sugar and stabiliser, fold in cut fruit and spread on the spongecake base. Top with meringue and serve, preferably on a sunny afternoon. Or on a not so sunny afternoon to add a bit of summer to your day!

1 comment:

  1. Uhhhh.... das muss ich mal probieren!!! Sieht sehr gut aus!!!
    Liebe Grüße, Cathi von