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Mixed Berry Meringue Cake

Mixed Berry Meringue Cake

A moist caked filled with bittersweet berries.

Ingredients: One 18 cm square cake

Frozen mixed berries
200 g
Suagr (for berries)
20 g
Lemon juice
5 ml
Margarine (unsalted)
100 g
Eggs
2
Sugar (for the egg yolks)
30 g
Sugar (for the egg whites)
70 g
Cake flour
100 g

Steps

1. Preparation: Allow the eggs and margarine to return to room temperature. Line the cake tin with baking paper. Sift the cake flour.
2. Take 80 g of the frozen berries and add them to a heat resistant bowl. Add the sugar for berries and lemon juice and heat them up for 3 minutes in a microwave (500w).
3. Take them out, give them a stir and then return to the microwave for a further 3 minutes until it becomes a jam-like consistency.
4. Mix the remaining 120 g of the still frozen berries into the jam.
5. Separate the egg yolks and whites.
6. Blend the margarine in a bowl until creamy and then add the sugar for the egg yolks and mix.
7. Add the egg yolks one by one, mixing after every addition.
8. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the egg whites.
9. Add the sugar for egg whites in 2 - 3 goes whilst whisking thoroughly to create a meringue.
10. Add half of the meringue into the mixture from step 7 and mix until smooth.
11. Add the remiaing meringue and stir gently to avoid crushing any of the air bubbles.
12. Add the sifted flour and mix quickly.
13. Pour the mixture into the cake tin.
14. Use a spoon to top the batter with the mixed berries.
15. Bake for 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 180°C, and then it is finished.
16. Once cooled, chill in the refrigerator. Once chilled, remove from the cake tin and cut.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a cake with berries since my family loves them so much.