Pecan Meringue Cake

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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

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Pecan Meringue:

  • 3 egg whites from large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Drop of pure vanilla extract

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Cream: 

  • 16 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

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For the top:

I made 1/4 of the ganache recipe. 

Directions:

  • I make the meringue first since it takes a couple of hours in the oven. You can make the cake part first, won’t make a difference.

Pecan Meringue: 

  • Preheat oven to 250F.
  • Lightly butter up a 9″ cake pan.
  • Separate egg yolks from the egg whites from 3 large eggs.
  • In an electrical mixer beat 3 egg whites together with 3/4 cup of sugar, for 1 minute.
  • Add a drop of vanilla extract. Beat together for 3 minutes, or until meringue becomes stiff.

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  • Chop 1/2 cup of pecans.

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  • With a spatula stir in chopped pecans into the meringue.
  • Transfer to prepared cake pan.

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  • Bake for 2 1/2 hours at 250F on the middle rack.

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Cake: 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly butter up 9″ cake pan.
  • In an electrical mixer, beat together 4 large eggs with 1 cup of sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add in 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.

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  • Turn the speed of the mixer to the lowest. Sift in 1 cup of flour.
  • Give it a good stir to incorporate the flour well into the rest of the ingredients.
  • Transfer batter into prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350F.

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  • Let the cake completely cool down.
  • Slice it horizontally in half.

Cream: 

  • With a hand mixer, whip up 16 ounces of heavy whipping cream. Until stiff.
  • Add in 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.

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Putting the cake together: 

  • I moisten the cake a bit with 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Combine the two ingredients and pour it lightly on the inside of the cake slices.
  • Spread 3 Tablespoons of the whipped up cream on the bottom part of the cake.
  • On top of the cream put the pecan meringue.
  • Spread another 3 Tablespoons on the meringue.

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  • Put the top slice of cake on top.
  • Spread cream all over the cake.

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  • Decorate the cake as you like. I decorated with left over cream and in the middle I chopped up pecans and drizzled ganache over it. Recipe for Ganache

pecan meringue cake

meringue cake

Items I used for this recipe: Kitchen-aid electrical mixer KitchenAid KV25GOXER Professional 5 Plus 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Empire Red Spatula Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue 9″ cake pan Cuisinart AMB-9SP 9-Inch Chef’s Classic Nonstick Bakeware Springform Pan, Silver Hand mixer Kitchenaid 5 Speed Hand Mixer – Empire Red Mixing bowls Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear Knife for chopping Global G-48 – 7 inch, 18cm Santoku Hollow Ground Knife

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