Nutmeg Cake with Meringue Topping

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

Always a hit at Aunt Mary's Birthday.91 this year.


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Serves:

12-15 servings

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE:

2 c
all purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 c
butter or margarine, room temperature
1/4 c
crisco buttery shortening
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
3 medium
eggs
1 c
buttermilk

TOASTED MERINGUE TOPPING:

2 medium
egg whites
1/2 tsp
vanilla
3/4 c
packed brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
Combine the first 5 ingredients. In a mixer bowl beat together butter and shortening on medium speed of electric mixer about 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla and beat till well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition. Pour into pan. Bake in a 350^ oven about 30 minutes or till dome. Just before cake is removed from oven, make the topping; quickly spread topping over hot cake, Sprinkle with coconut. Bake in a 350^ oven 5 minutes or till meringue is golden. Cool on a wire rack. Store in refrigerator.
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Toasted Meringue Topping:
In a small bowl beat egg whites and vanilla on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes or till soft peaks form Gradually add brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed for 4 minutes more or till mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Meringue, #topped