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Strawberry Meringue Cake

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"'Guests say 'Wow!' when I present this torte,' reports field editor Dorothy Anderson of Ottawa, Kansas. 'Mashed berries add flavor to the cream filling.'"
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1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, egg yolks and orange peel. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium until foamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar, a tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread the meringue evenly over cake batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Cool in pans on wire racks (meringue will crack).
  2. Beat cream until stiff peaks form. Mash 1/2 cup of strawberries with remaining sugar; fold into whipped cream. Loosen edges of cakes from pans with a knife. Using two large spatulas, carefully remove one cake to a serving platter, meringue side up. Carefully spread with about two-thirds of the cream mixture. Slice the remaining berries; arrange half over cream mixture. Repeat layers. Store in the refrigerator.


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I have made this recipe quite a few times and I make it exactly as written. I don't understand others problem with having too much batter so they decreased the amount. Most all cakes do rise abo...

Absolutely delicious!! Made it exactly as recipe read...would highly recommend!

I'm giving this recipe 5 stars because it sounds amazing/exactly what I was looking for!! I was looking for a cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday, and fresh strawberries were a requirement becau...

This is my absolute favorite cake! It gets kind of messy, but that's part of what makes it so good. You have to eat it within a day or two because of the whipped cream. Never a problem though...

This cake was awesome! I made it (see pic) for my daughter's 3rd birthday... instant hit! The only thing - the meringue expanded beyond the edges of the cake pan & looked horrible when trimmed...

Was a bit messy to make, but absolutely tasty.

This cake is absolutely wonderful. Wow, everyone loved it. Also it is so pretty. Love to bring it out and hear the WOWs The only thing I changed was I cut down on the sugar. Other viewers...

Made this today for a friend's birthday and she loved it and so did I. Had tried joyofbaking recipe before also and prefer this one. It was tough to get the cakes out of the pans, am wondering i...

beautiful, super moist & delicious! Some reviewers said this was difficult & messy--it was easy & 3 year old son made this with me for my MIL was a huge hit! My only sugg...