Burnt-orange Meringue Cake Recipe

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Burnt-Orange Meringue Cake

Vanessa Martin

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@vanessamartin



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Ingredients

1.75 c
almonds, whole
3/4 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 c
egg whites
pinch
salt
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
almonds, toasted and slivered

FILLING INGREDIENTS

3/4 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
lemon juice
1 c
milk
4
egg yolks
2 Tbsp
orange zest, grated
1.5 c
butter, unsalted

GLAZED ORANGE SLICES

1/2 c
orange juice
1 pkg
gelatin, unflavored
2/3 c
apricot preserves
2 large
oranges

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
2
For the meringue layers, pulse the almonds in the food processor until coarsely ground; place them on a baking pan and toast for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden.
3
Cool and combine with the sugar and cornstarch; reduce oven to 300.
4
Whip the egg whites on medium speed with the salt until white and opaque; increase speed to maximum and whip in remaining sugar - Continue whipping until egg whites hold a firm peak.
5
Fold in extracts and toasted almond mixture.
6
Pipe batter on paper-lined pans with a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tube to make three 10-inch disks.
7
Bake at 300 about 30 minutes, until crisp but not completely dry; cool layers on pans.
8
FOR THE FILLING - Place the sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and stir well to combine; place on medium heat and stir occasionally until the sugar melts and caramelizes.
9
Add the milk carefully (the caramel will splatter) and return to a boil, stirring to dissolve any hardened caramel.
10
Whisk yolks in a bowl with orange zest and whisk half the boiling milk into them; return remaining milk to a boil and whisk in yolk mixture, continuing to whisk until thickened.
11
Strain into a bowl and cool.
12
Beat butter with paddle on medium speed until soft and light; beat in custard cream and beat filling smooth.
13
FOR THE GLAZED ORANGES - Combine the orange juice and gelatin in a bowl.
14
Bring the apricot preserves to a boil over low heat, stirring occasionally; add the orange mixture and return to a boil, reducing slightly. Strain and cool slightly.
15
Halve and slice oranges thinly; dip orange slices in glaze and place on a pan lined with plastic wrap to set.
16
To assemble, trim layers to an even 10-inch diameter and place one on a cardboard; spread with 1/4 of the filling.
17
Repeat with another layer and another 1/4 of the filling; top with last layer and mask cake with another 1/4 of the filling.
18
Use the remaining filling to make a border of rosettes on the edge of the cake and a circle of rosettes in the center; press the sliced almonds against the side of the cake and fill in the center circle with them.
19
Arrange orange slices on the rosettes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy