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Pecan Meringue Cake

Pecan Meringue Cake

Pecan Meringue Cake is a perfect cake for the holidays! It’s shouting with pecan crunchy flavor in a meringue, with creamy buttercream and every bite perfectly moist.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 268 kcal

Equipment

  • 9" cake pan
  • stand mixer
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • hand mixer
  • cake spatula
  • piping bag with tip

Ingredients
  

Cake:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

Pecan Meringue:

  • 3 egg whites from large eggs
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 drop pure vanilla extract

Cream:

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

For the top:

  • ganache
  • chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • 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.
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  • Transfer to prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 hours at 250F on the middle rack. This is how it should look complete.
    Pecan Meringue Cake

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.
  • 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.
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  • Transfer batter into prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350F.
  • Let the cake completely cool down.
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  • 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.
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  • Spread another 3 Tablespoons on the meringue.
  • 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.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Meringue Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 508IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cake, condensed milk, creamy, eggs, flour, ganache, heavy whipping cream, meringue, meringue cake, pecan, pecan meringue, vanilla
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