Irresistible Chocolate Meringue Pyramid with and Easy Custard Cream

Turn extraordinary homemade meringues into something even more extravagant with this impressive meringue pyramid.

Crispy meringues are topped with a smooth chocolate ganache, chopped nuts, and even fresh fruit in this irresistible recipe. 

meringue pyramid

I’ve got a melt-in-your-mouth recipe for you that is absolutely drool-worthy. You can eat a mountain’s worth of this dish because, well, it looks just like one!

Today, I’m sharing my meringue pyramid recipe with you. Get excited.

Meringues are absolutely nostalgic for me and when biting into a light and airy, crispy meringue that melts in your mouth takes me back to my childhood, every single time. And I’ve taken those traditional meringues (that are perfectly delicious all on their own) to the next level. Because, why not?

Why you need this meringue pyramid in your life

Beautiful. Dessert in the form of a pyramid? Are you kidding me? I’m sure you guys can totally get behind this trend. And it makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday parties, too.

Interactive. One of my favorite things about being in the kitchen is how it brings my family together. And making a meringue pyramid is a fun way to get your kids involved. It’s like a fun science project that you can devour at the end. 

Versatile. Once you have your crispy meringues stacked into a pyramid, you can top them however you like. I’ve opted for a chocolate ganache drizzle and chopped nuts, but feel free to add fresh berries, mint, pieces of chocolate candy. The options are endless.

Last, but not least, it’s absolutely delicious. I can’t tell you how many times I had the impulse to chow down on this dessert before I could complete the entire pyramid. If you’re like me, make sure you’ve got some extra meringues that you can speak for yourself.

Ingredients

Meringue: 

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • A drop of vanilla extract

Cream: 

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of milk
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter softened

Chocolate glaze: 

  • 4 Tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • Chopped pecans or fresh fruit (optional)

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How to make this Meringue Pyramid: 

  • Separate 4 large eggs, yolks in one bowl, and whites in a different bowl.
  • Preheat your oven to 215F
  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Also, prepare a cream bag with a tip for piping.

Meringue: 

  •  In a stand mixer, beat egg whites for 2 minutes.
  • Add in 1 cup of sugar, beat for another 3-5minutes or until you can flip your bowl upside down and it’s not runny. Should be stiff and white.

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  • Using a cream bag squeeze out little round shapes to two prepared baking sheets with parchment paper.  (you can do mini size or a bit larger, up to you).This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3631-1024x834.jpg
  • Put into the oven for 2 hours at 215F.

Cream: 

  • With a hand mixer beat 4 egg yolks for 1 minute, add in 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 Tablespoons of milk. Beat for 1 minute.

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  • Bring it to boil in the microwave (1 minute) , or on the stove in a pot till starts to thicken. Let cool completely. Make sure you got your unsalted butter out to softened.
  • When the milk cream is cooled down, beat in 1 stick (8 Tbsp) softened butter.

Chocolate glaze: 

  •  In a pot melt 4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, turn the heat off, and add in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips; stir fast till chips are completely melted. If your glaze is just way to watery add in more chips.
  • Chop 1/4 cup of pecans or any kind of nuts or fruit you like.

Assemble the meringue cake: 

  • Take a meringue and generously spread buttercream on the bottom so that it sticks to the plate; add to a plate just covering the bottom.
  • Drizzle with chocolate glaze and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

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  • Add another layer of meringues spread with buttercream on the bottom, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with nuts. Continue to stack the meringue to a pyramid. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before eating.

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I’m certain you’ll find making this meringue pyramid worthwhile. It might be a bit tedious, but it’s fun. And so worth it at the end. 

Is this going to be on the menu for your next party? I sure hope so. If you do make it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it down below in the comments!

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Meringue Pyramid Cake

Meringue Pyramid

Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
  

Meringue:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 drop vanilla extract

Cream:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter (softened)

Chocolate glaze:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 handful pecans chopped

Instructions
 

  • Separate 4 large eggs, yolks in one bowl and whites in a different bowl.
  • Preheat your oven to 215F.
  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Also, prepare a cream bag with a tip for piping.

Meringue:

  • Beat egg whites for 2 minutes.
  • Add in 1 cup of sugar, beat for another 3-5minutes or until you can flip your bowl upside down and it’s not runny. Should be stiff and white.
    Meringue Pyramid Cake
  • Using a cream bag squeeze out little round shapes to two prepared baking sheets with parchment paper. (you can do mini size or a bit larger, up to you).
    Meringue Pyramid Cake
  • Put in the oven for 2 hours on 215F.

Cream:

  • With a hand mixer beat 4 egg yolks for 1 minutes, add in 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 Tablespoons of milk. Beat for 1 minute.
    Meringue Pyramid Cake
  • You can bring it to boil in the microwave (1 minute) , or on the stove in a pot till starts to thicken. Let cool completely. Make sure you got your unsalted butter out to softened.
  • When the milk cream is cooled down, beat 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) softened butter.

Chocolate glaze:

  • In a pot melt 4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, turn heat off and add in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips; stir fast till chips are completely melted. If your glaze is just way to watery add in more chips.
  • Chop 1/4 cup of pecans, or any kind of nuts or fruit you like.
  • Assemble the meringue cake:
  • Take a meringue and generously spread butter cream on the bottom; add to a plate just covering the bottom.
  • Drizzle with chocolate glaze and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
    Meringue Pyramid Cake
  • Add another layer of meringues spread with butter cream on bottom, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with nuts. Continue to stack the meringue to a pyramid. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before eating.
    Meringue Pyramid Cake

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Meringue Pyramid
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 677IU14%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword buttercream, chocolate, chocolate chips, meringue, meringue cake, meringue pyramid, pecan, russian dessert, russian food, vanilla
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