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Chocolate and Strawberry Cake

You always leave a simple but delicious strawberry and chocolate cake with a classic dessert. Perfect for summer fun.


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Strawberry and Chocolate Cake

You always leave a simple but delicious strawberry and chocolate cake with a classic dessert. Perfect for summer fun.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs whites (at room temperature)
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 450 ml double cream
  • 2 tblsp icing sugar
  • 350 g fresh strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 140°C (275°F) (Gas Mark 1).
  • 2nd line baking paper with baking trays. Draw a rectangle of 10 x 25 cm 3 on the baking paper. You can place only two rectangles in a baking tray.
  • Whisk the egg whites until the soft peak stage.
  • Add the caster sugar (I add mine all at once) and continue to whisk until the mixture is stiff and glossy.
  • Add the vinegar and cornflour and whisk for a couple more minutes. The mixture should be able to hold its shape if the bowl is turned upside down.
  • Prepare an icing bag with a large star nozzle and fill with the meringue mixture
  • Using your template, pipe (10cm) lines until you have filled all three rectangles.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour turn the oven off and leave the meringues to cool in the oven.
  • When your meringues are cool, melt the chocolate and spread it over 2 of the meringue layers making sure you go right to the edge.
  • Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to harden.
  • Assemble just before serving by whipping the double cream with some icing sugar and chopping your strawberries (leave about 8 whole ones for decoration).
  • Place one chocolate meringue on your serving dish and spread with one third of the cream and top with half the chopped strawberries.
  • Place the second chocolate meringue on top and spread with another third of the cream and the remaining chopped strawberries.
  • Place the plain meringue layer on top and spread with the remaining cream.
  • Arrange the whole strawberries on top and drizzle over any remaining chocolate.


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