Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Coconut Meringue Cake

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"A good cake to take along on picnics or for lunches."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

1 h servings 312
Original recipe yields 9 servings (1 9x9-inch square pan)

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and 1/2 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in two parts, alternating with milk and vanilla, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spread in the prepared pan.
  4. To Make Topping: Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add 1/2 cup of the white sugar gradually, and beat until egg whites are stiff. Fold in the coconut. Put spoonfuls here and there over batter, smoothing as best you can.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until meringue topping starts to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • If desired you can use brown sugar in the topping. The flavor stays similar, but the color is a little darker.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 312 calories; 15.5 40.2 4.3 96 279 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 15
  1. 23 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

I love this cake. My Mother used to make a cake like this only it was called Romance Cake. I think that was when you served it to your sweetheart well lets just the cake was named for a reason,F...

Most helpful critical review

My husband described as "Bisquick with meringue on top". Will probably not make again.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

I love this cake. My Mother used to make a cake like this only it was called Romance Cake. I think that was when you served it to your sweetheart well lets just the cake was named for a reason,F...

i can tell this could be a fabulous cake. however, i couldn't get the cake to cook in 35 minutes. i kept having to put it back in the oven , then the merangue got to well done. wondering what i...

Quite good, with a great flavor. I read what another reviewer wrote and started baking the cake before I put the meringue on (~5 minutes). I didn't need to do that. Next time, I'll probably a...

I followed the recipe to the T and it came out wonderful! I've never made any kind of homemade cake before. The Meringue was good too. I did use one more egg white for the meringue. I shared som...

This is a nice cake. Moist and flavorful and easy to make. I used coconut extract instead of vanilla. This took about 45-50 minutes to bake, not 30.

This cake is absolutely delicious! Very light and still fresh the next day. The only changes I made were to add an extra egg white.

This is really a good cake. I made it according to the recipe and it came out wonderful. I love the Old Fashioned taste and the flavor of cakes from when I was a child. Make this cake for any oc...

A good variation from other cakes. This cake is moist with a slightly brown crunchy top. The coconut brings a nice flavor to the cake. My husband and friends love eating it. This recipe is a...

The cake was great. We had company coming over one evening so I made it in the afternoon. There were only 3 pieces (from 16) left when the evening was over - so 5 people ate 13 pieces of this ...