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Chocolate Meringue Layer Cake Recipe

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Meringue Layer


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Tbsp potato starch or cornstarch
1 cups superfine sugar
6 large egg whites
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
7 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
1) Heat oven to 275F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw two 6-in. circles on each sheet of parchment, then flip over.

2) Combine potato starch and sugar.

3) Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites and vinegar on medium speed until foamy peaks form, 1-2 minutes. Gradually add sugar mixture, 1 Tbsp at a time, beating 30 seconds before adding more. Beat until whites are stiff and glossy. Add vanilla and beat 1 minute.

4) Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift cocoa powder on top of egg-white mixture. Add chocolate and, using a large rubber spatula, fold into egg-white mixture. Using the circles as a guide, divide mixture between prepared baking sheets and use a small offset spatula to smooth into 2 even rounds.

5) Bake 1 hour, then turn oven off and let meringue layers cool completely in the oven, at least 3-4 hours or up to overnight.
 

Mousse


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 large egg yolks
3 Tbsp sugar
3/4 cup plus another 3/4 cup heavy cream
shaved chocolate and raspberries, for serving

Directions:
Directions:
1) Melt chocolate in microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring until fully melted. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, 1 Tbsp sugar, and 3/4 cup heavy cream. Heat on medium, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, 4-5 minutes. Whisk in melted chocolate. Remove from heat, transfer mixture to a medium bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cool to the touch, about 1 hour.

2) Once cool, using an electric mixer, beat remaining 3/4 cup cream and 2 Tbsp sugar together until medium peaks form. Mix 1/3 of cream into chocolate mixture to loosen. Fold in remaining cream. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour before assembling. Stir to loosen before using.

3) To assemble, transfer 1 meringue round to a large, flat serving dish and spoon 1/4 of mousse over top, spreading into even layer. Top with second layer of meringue and mouse; repeat. Sprinkle to with raspberries and shaved chocolate, if desired.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For easier serving, let stand at least 30 minutes after assembly, then use a serrated knife to cut into pieces.

 

 

 

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