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Golden Meringue Topped Cake

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For brown sugar meringue
  Egg whites 1
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease a 13X9X2-inch baking pan and dust with flour.
3) In a mixer bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt .

MAKING
4) Stir in eggs, shortening, milk, and vanilla.
5) Using an electric mixer blend at low speed 1/2 minute
6) Increase the speed to high speed and blend for 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently with rubber scraper.
7) Transfer the flour batter into baking pan.
8) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
BROWN SUGAR MERINGUE
9) In a small bowl, beat egg whites until foamy-white and double in volume.
10) While still beating add in lemon juice.
11) Add in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating continuously until meringue stands in peaks.
12) Smear the brown sugar meringue immediately over the cake, dredge with nuts and coconut.

FINALIZING
13) Raise the temperature of the oven to 400°F.
14) Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until top is golden brown.
15) Allow to cool the cake in pan over wire rack for 10 minutes.
16) Using knife loosen the cake around the edges and turn out immediately onto wire racks, facing the meringue side up.

SERVING
17) Cut the cake and serve dusted with icing sugar in desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Wedding
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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