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Towering Alaska Cake

This cake looks almost too good to eat. A perfect cake when you have leftover egg whites.



 

Your List of Ingredients


Meringues

  • 3 medium egg whites

  • 120g caster sugar

  • Pink or blue food colouring


Cake

  • 4 medium eggs – separated

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 225g ground almonds

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder – sifted


Filling

  • 200g black cherry jam – stirred until smooth

  • 300ml whipped cream


Step 1 : Let’s Get Started


Making the Meringues


Preheat oven to 120 degrees. Whisk egg whites until they have the consistency of shaving cream. Sprinkle 1 heaped tablespoon of sugar, whisking after each addition until you have a smooth, glossy meringue. Divide mixture into 2 and add a different colour to each.


Drop teaspoons of mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Put meringues into the oven and turn it down to 100 degrees. Cook for 1 hour making sure they are crisp on the outside and sound hollow. Remove and leave to cool.


Step 2 : Follow On


Making the Cake


Turn oven to 180 degrees and butter a 23cm spring form tin. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together. The mixture should not be too pale and thick. Stiffly whisk the egg whites and gently fold them into the mixture in 3 goes. Fold in the ground almonds and the baking powder.


Pour cake mixture into the tin tapping the tin to bring up any air bubbles. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top feels springy to touch.


Place cake on a serving plate and spread the surface with jam. Top with whipped cream and then top with meringues.

 

Thank You

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, leave a comment down below if you enjoyed making the cake and if there is anything that you do differently when making it yourself!

Andy

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