Nutmeg Cake with Meringue Topping

Pat Duran


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

12-15 servings
20 Min
30 Min


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  • CAKE:

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

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

How to Make Nutmeg Cake with Meringue Topping


  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.
    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.

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About Nutmeg Cake with Meringue Topping

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

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