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This stunning, crisp meringue oozing with soft whipped cream and dark gooey chestnut puree is irresistible! The perfect easy Christmas dessert that's just as festive as Christmas cake

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Nutrition (per portion)

Calories876
Total Fat42g

Saturated Fat

25g
Total Carbohydrate--

Sugars

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SHE Dec07 Meringue chocolate christmas cake

Serves: 4

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EASY SNOWFLAKE CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPE
15 EASY CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPES
EASY CHRISTMAS RECIPES

  • 6 large egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 350 gram(s) caster sugar
  • 2tsp cornflour
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 drop(s) vanilla essence
  • 400 gram(s) canned chestnut purée (crème de marrons de l'Ardèche)
  • 300  (½pt) double cream,firmly whipped
  • Chocolate sauce and chopped pistachio nuts to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper. Draw 2 x 20cm (8in) circles on the paper. Whisk egg whites with salt and half the sugar in a clean bowl until soft peaks form. Slowly add remaining sugar, beating constantly until stiff and shiny. Sprinkle over cornflour, cream of tartar, vinegar and vanilla essence. Fold in gently with a metal spoon.
  2. Spoon meringue mixture onto the greaseproof papers (keeping within the drawn circles). Flatten top and smooth sides. Place in oven and immediately reduce the heat to 150°C/130°C fan/Gas 2 and cook for 11/2 hours. Turn off oven, leave door slightly ajar and allow to cool completely.
  3. To assemble, place 1 meringue disc on a platter and spread with chestnut purée. Top with whipped cream and sandwich with remaining meringue disc. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, garnish with nuts and serve immediately.

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