Blackberry & almond meringue cake

Blackberry & almond meringue cake

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

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Cuts into 8 slices

Impress your friends and family with this fabulous celebration cake

Nutrition and extra info

  • sponges only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal668
  • fat43g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars48g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.75g
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    For the cake

    • 200g butter, softened



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 200g golden caster sugar
    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 50g ground almonds
    • 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks, beaten



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 2-4 tbsp milk



      One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

    • 150g punnet blackberries



      A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

    For the meringue

    • 2 egg whites
    • 100g golden caster sugar, plus a sprinkle
    • 2 tbsp flaked almonds

    For the filling

    • 200ml double cream, lightly whipped
    • 4 tbsp bramble jelly


    1. Line the base of two loose-bottomed 20cm non-stick sandwich tins with baking parchment. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.

    2. Put all the cake ingredients (except the blackberries and using just half the milk) in a bowl, then beat until creamy and well mixed. Stir in 100g blackberries, along with the extra milk if you need it to loosen the mixture a little. Divide between the sandwich tins and level the tops.

    3. Quickly whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl, adding the 100g sugar, a spoonful at a time, until really thick and glossy. Lightly spread onto one of the cakes, then sprinkle with the flaked almonds and extra sprinkle of sugar. Bake both cakes for 40 mins, then take the cake without the meringue out of the oven and set aside. Bake the remaining cake for 30 mins more until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Carefully remove cakes from the tins and cool on a wire rack. When the cakes are cold, peel off the paper.

    4. To serve, spread the cream on the plain cake right up to the edges. Spoon over the bramble jelly, then sandwich with the meringue-topped cake and decorate with the remaining blackberries.

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    15th Aug, 2008
    Hi, the cake recipe is delicious. I found the meringue to be a little too sweet but the fruit sponge with cream is really tasty, especially when it's fresh out of the oven.
    12th Aug, 2008
    Hummm everyone seamed to make this no problem, perhaps I didn't whisk the meringue right. I made this as a dessert for a family occasion and like everyone else changed the blackberries to raspberries. And like everyone else it went down very well. BUT it took alot longer to cook the meringue topped cake. infact the cake didn't cook underneath at all. I gave it an extra half an hour, then turned up the oven. In the end it had a zap in the microwave!! The meringue was not light a fluffy so perhap that was my down fall. I might have another go, but it took so long I am put off.
    10th Aug, 2008
    Everyone loved this, it went immediately, with most people having seconds. I used raspberries instead of blackberries. Will definitely make again.
    9th Aug, 2008
    Love the cake, but made some changes. Instead of blackberries I used a few raspberries and blueberries that I had, also when I filled the cake I added a little icing sugar into the cream and I sliced some strawberries. I also had some roaseted anf chopped hazelnuts and used them on top instead of the almonds. I would make again.
    9th Aug, 2008
    Made this for a summer fete, it was gone within 20 minutes. I had many people asking for the recipe, never got to try it myself but from the response, i'm sure its delicious!
    8th Aug, 2008
    This cake looks really impressive. It would be great for a summer party or barbeque. Bet it tastes delicious, there's nothing better than fruit and cream together is there!


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