Coconut Meringue Cake
This Coconut Meringue Cake is a delicious, light and airy dessert to enjoy with family and friends. With the foamy, egg whites combined with the creamy coconut milk, and a crunchy nutty almond addition – this dish will satisfy your sweet tooth for sure! The mousse will also provide the perfect pairing for an evening of indulgence. Enjoy this tantalizing treat whenever you feel like something special!
Coconut Meringue Cake! $15
– 250ml Coconut milk
– 125g White sugar
– 2 tsp Cornstarch
– 3 Egg whites
– 1 tsp Cream of tartar
– 2 tsp Vanilla extract
– 125g Flour
– 120g Sliced almonds
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. In a small saucepan, add the coconut milk, sugar and cornstarch and stir over medium heat until thickened.
3. Beat the egg whites until foamy, then add in the cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
4. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the egg whites, mix until combined.
5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and sliced almonds.
6. Spread the egg white and coconut milk mix over the top of the flour and almond mix.
7. Bake until golden (approximately 22 minutes).
8. Allow to cool and serve!
Wine: Chocolate Mousse as a dessert wine pairs perfectly with this Coconut Meringue Cake!
Origin Of Coconut Meringue Cake
Coconut Meringue Cake originated in the United States in the 1920s and has remained a popular dessert through the decades. It is a traditional cake typically made with two layers of yellow cake, sandwiched together with a rich, creamy coconut filling and then finished off with a toasted meringue topping. Due to its delicious combination of flavors and ease of preparation, it has become a classic favorite for many occasions.
In the United States, Coconut Meringue Cake is most often associated with the holiday season. The cake’s richness and flavors perfectly compliment the warmth and indulgence of the winter season, making it a favorite dessert for the holidays. It is also among one of the most popular cakes enjoyed around Easter or Mother’s Day, usually made with a heart-shaped cake pan to give the finished cake an extra festive appearance.
Preparation of Coconut Meringue Cake
Preparing a Coconut Meringue Cake is quite a simple process. To make this classic favorite, it involves mixing together a basic yellow cake batter and baking it in two pans. Once cooled, the layers are filled with a mixture of coconut and sweetened condensed milk, which has been cooked to a soft, creamy consistency.
The cake is finished off with a layer of meringue, using a combination of egg whites and sugar. The meringue is spread over the cake and then baked until golden brown and crispy. Once cooled, the cake is best served with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
Variations On Coconut Meringue Cake
In addition to the classic frosted version of the cake, many variations of the Coconut Meringue Cake have developed over the years. One of the most popular variations is a no-bake version, involving pre-made yellow cake layers and a marshmallow fluff and coconut filling. This style is especially favored in summer months as both the preparation and cooking time are decreased significantly.
Another popular variation is a pudding-like cake, involving a yellow cake and a coconut pudding center, then finished off with a meringue topping. German Chocolate Cake is also a variation of this classic favorite, which adds chocolate and additional fillings to the basic Coconut Meringue Cake, creating a rich, decadent cake.
Popularity Of Coconut Meringue Cake
Coconut Meringue Cake is popular across the United States and many other countries. It is often served in restaurants as an elegant dessert option and also prepared by many home bakers for special family occasions. Additionally, it has become popular for weddings, as its small size makes it easy to serve and it can be easily customized with colors, flavors and other decorations to fit in with a wedding or formal affair.
Interesting Facts About Coconut Meringue Cake
There are several interesting facts people may not know about this classic dessert. Coconut Meringue Cake is the official dessert of the state of Florida, being designated as the official state dessert in 2006. It is also believed that the yellow cake mix was invented by General Mills in the 1940s and was one of the first mass-produced cake mixes.