Thursday, 11 August 2011

Strawberry and Hazelnut Meringue Cake Recipe

I got this recipe ages ago from a magazine & have been making the cake every summer since then. And since I've received emails asking for the recipe, so here it is guys. Let me know how you got on.

1. Preheat the oven to 180℃. Put 100g hazelnuts on a baking tray and cook for 10 minuts until golden. Tip onto a clean tea towel and rub through the cloth, the papery skins should come off easily. Spread the nuts out on a large plate to cool. 
When cold, whizz in a processor or blender until ground, taking care not to over process and make them oily.
Grease 2 loose-based 20cm sandwich tins and line the basses with baking paper.

2. Put the 4 egg whites (large) in a large mixing bowl and whisk with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks. Add 1 tablespoon of caster sugar ang whisk until stiff again. Continue to add the sugar a tbsp at a time, whisking until stiff again after each addition until all the 225g caster sugar have been incorporated. You should have a stiff, glossy meringue.

3. Whisk in 1teaspoon of white wine vinegar and a few drops of vanilla essence and then fold in the hazelnuts, using a large metal spoon. Take care not to knock the air out of the meringue. Divide the mixture between the tins and level the tops. 

4. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Leave to cool in the tins for 10mins, then turn out onto a cooling rack and remove the paper. Leave until cold.

5. Whip 284ml double cream until it hold its shape. Set aside 8 berries, then slice the remainder of your 400g strawberries. Fill the cake with most of the cream & slices strawberries. 

6. Decorate the top with the reserved strawberries, secured with blobs of cream.



You can buy ground hazelnuts in some stores. Also, if you don't have a processor you can use the mortar and pestle. You can do this in advance if you like (coz this is the boring part) & store it in an airtight container & have it ready when you need it. 

If you find that the strawberries you bought are sharp/sour, just slice them up, put them on a plate & sprinkle a bit of sugar on top. Leave this in the fridge for a while & your berries won't be so sharp anymore =)
I used 9 strawberries to decorate instead of 8, wala lang- na OC lang ako! 

I sometimes use sugar substitute so that I could share it with Papa Erick (diabetic) but I rely on tasting it before baking so I couldn't tell you the exact measurement.

This recipe is from ASDA magazine.


  1. i wish i could say i'd give this a try, but i don't really cook. but i'm keeping this for reference, just in case i decide to give baking a try someday. thanks for sharing. looks yummy :)

  2. looks delicious, sis!

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  3. I would probably try this out next time (excluding the strawberry, ehehe.. not really fond of them).

  4. @Marjorie That's ok Marj, I know you don't cook. This would be a good cake to try if you ever want to try baking, it's dead easy. And you're right, it is yummy! Thanks =)
    @Jenggai Thanks Jengai! done =)
    @michi Thanks sis =)
    @MinnieRunner Sure! Maybe try it with a different fruit? =)

  5. Wow! Pang-bake shop ito :-). Gotta try, gotta try... It'll be my first time to try a meringue so mejo nag-iisip, nag-iisip... ***fingers tapping, eyes squinted, eyeballs on the upper right corner, lips tightly closed*** kaya ko kaya?

    Spanish Pinay

  6. @Spanish Pinay Thanks! Kayang kaya & everyone who tasted it said it's amazing. Let me know how you got on =)

  7. di ako marunong gumawa ng cake, hehehe! im sure masarap yan.. nagutom tuloy ako..

  8. @mommy-razz hello mommy-razz, sowee po kung gunutom ka =(
    try it after, perhaps? =)

  9. naku ayan na.. nang challenge na si mommy. haha.. I will share this to my sis, so we can try making it. Takot ako ng mag-isa lang. haha..thanks for this hun!

  10. nakakatakam! id love to learn how to bake but am too lazy! would you one day bake me a meringue cake? hehe

  11. waah ang galing mo mag-bake! napapahanga talaga ako sa mga taong marunong gumawa ng cake =)

  12. mukhang masarap toh. hehehehe. kapag magluluto ako nito babalik ako dito para kumuha ng kodigo. hehe. db asa uk k? ingat po and Godbless jan.

  13. @mayen Hehe, at mabuti naman at na-challenge ka, lol =) You're welcome! Let me know kung success ah =)

    @kayren Medyo kakatamad nga daw ang baking sabi ng iba, i find it therapeutic naman. Sige ba, pagnakauwi ako, kita-kita tayo & sagot ko na ang cake, lol =)

    @Christian | Lakad Pilipinas Thanks, Christian. Pero mas bilib ako sa mga photographers. Kasi napapalabas nyo kung ano ang nakikita nyo sa lente =)

    @MG Sige MG, dito ang mga magagaling na chef, even pastry chefs eh mga lalaki!
    Thanks MG, I think the authorities have the situation under control =)

  14. huwaw! looks yummy! I used to bake too pag malungkot ako! hehe :)

  15. Sarap. Penge ulit. hahaha! I don't bake, magaling lang ako kumain. I'll keep this for future reference, malay mo maging expert ako someday! hahaha!

  16. @Leonrap magbake na kasi or ipabake sa iba! =)

    @tina talaga? i do find baking therapeutic =)

    @Sey Haha! You never know! =)


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