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Chocolate meringue layer cake

The ultimate dessert.
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The ultimate dessert with layers of whipped chocolate ganache and strawberry compote.

Tip: Cook the discs at a very low temperature so they don’t colour too much.

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Ingredients

WHIPPED GANACHE
STRAWBERRY COMPOTE

Method

1.

Preheat oven to very slow, 120° C. Mark 6 x 15cm circles on 3 sheets baking paper. Arrange, marker-side down, on 3 oven trays. 

2.

In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until mixture is thick and glossy. 

3.

Gently fold cocoa through meringue. Spoon mixture between marked circles, spreading each to edges of circle. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 100° C and bake a further 1 hour, until meringues are rm. Turn oven o . Cool meringues in oven with door ajar. 

4.

WHIPPED GANACHE: Place chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl. In a saucepan, bring cream to a simmer on medium. Pour chocolate over, stirring until melted and smooth. Cover and chill 1 hour, until thick. Using a whisk, beat ganache until fluffy. 

5.

STRAWBERRY COMPOTE: In a medium saucepan, heat strawberries, sugar and water on medium. Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced and thick. Chill 30 minutes.

6.

Layer meringues with chocolate ganache and whipped cream. Top with strawberry compote and drizzle with extra melted chocolate. Serve straight away. 

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(Credit: Rob Shaw/@aremediasyndication.com.au)

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