Coffee, Nut & Blueberry Meringue Cake

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 h
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg sliced almonds 100 g
  • 1 pkg filberts 100 g
  • 7 egg whites, room temperature 0
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar 7 mL
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar 300 mL
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream 250 mL
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar 45 mL
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee powder 30 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries 500 mL
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce 60 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Toast nuts on a baking tray until golden brown, about 10 min; let cool. Reserve 1/4 cup (60 ml) for garnish. In a food processor, finely grind remaining nuts, and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Reduce oven to 250ºF (120ºC) and line two baking trays with parchment paper; lightly grease with butter or cooking spray and set aside. Using a hand mixer, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy. Gradually add sugar while whisking at low speed; slowly increase speed to high, whisking until glossy with stiff peaks.

  • Step 3

    Gently fold ground nuts into egg whites until just combined. Using a large piping bag, pipe meringue onto baking trays in two 9-inch (23 cm) circles, piping in concentric circles from outside towards the centre. Smooth tops with a spatula and bake for 90 min. Turn pans, bake another 30 min, until meringues are dry throughout. Turn off oven and let meringues sit for 30 min. Remove from oven, transfer to a rack and let cool completely.

  • Step 4

    To make filling, whisk cream, icing sugar, coffee and vanilla in a large bowl with a hand mixer to stiff peaks. To assemble, place a dollop of cream on a platter and set a meringue on top. Cover with half the cream, blueberries, reserved nuts and caramel sauce, repeat with remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes; slice and serve.

Tip

If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a large sealable plastic freezer bag instead. Fill it with the meringue and cut off one of the corners, it works just like a piping bag.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe)
  • Calories 320
  • Fat 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Carbs 26 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 95 mg