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Chocolate meringue cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


For the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • In a bowl add the butter, the couverture crumbled into pieces, and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Put it in the microwave at 800 Watt for 1- 1 ½ minutes.
  • Remove and mix until there is a uniform mixture.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the eggs, the yolks, the sugar, the vanilla extract, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 3-4 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the chocolate mixture and beat for 1 minute until there is a uniform mixture. Remove and set aside.
  • In a bowl add the chopped hazelnuts, the flour, the baking powder, salt, and mix with a spoon. Add to the mixer’s bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix softly with a spatula.
  • Transfer the mixture into a 25 cm springform pan that is buttered and floured with cocoa powder, and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove and let it cool well.

For the meringue

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the egg whites, salt, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed.
  • Add the icing sugar, in batches, until there is a thick meringue.
  • Add the vinegar and mix with a hand whisk.
  • In a bowl add the cocoa powder, the corn starch, and mix with a spoon. Add these ingredients into the meringue and mix with a spatula.

To assemble

  • Increase the oven’s temperature to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Put the meringue over the cold cake and spread with a spatula to cover the whole surface of the cake.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve with icing sugar, cocoa powder, and mint leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
24 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
41 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
75 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
47 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
14 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
13 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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