Easy Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache is a crowd pleaser. Not only is it a stunning cake, it tastes outrageously good. If you’ve never made a meringue you will be amazed at how easy they are to make!
Raspberry Meringue Cake with chocolate ganache

I first made this meringue cake for Passover. Flourless and usually dairy free, well, that is if you serve it with just fruit, meringues make a perfect, usually light dessert, which makes them well suited after a heavy, filling meal. In this case, with a ton of chocolate and exquisite raspberry flavored filling, this cake made for a decadent affair. I think everyone kept the secret well. We were all too stuffed to talk!

This raspberry meringue cake with chocolate ganache is something to celebrate. It is easy and fairly quick to make, and even a meringue novice like me met with success. I found this cake over at Sweetapolita and with a simple tweak, I made it my own. With such a big meal and other desserts in addition to this one, I knew I had to scale this a bit smaller. Three layers would have been way to much for our group and meringues are something that don’t keep very well; though I must say that this held in cake form for three days. I did make the meringues separately and didn’t layer them with the filling and ganache until the day we needed them.

 Raspberry Meringue Cake with chocolate ganache

I think it is fitting that I give you this sweet raspberry meringue cake recipe on such a happy day. Finally, a new Skye terrier is in our lives and we are thrilled. Maybe not Freddie so much, but I know she will come around. Geordie, who we named after our precious George, has some big paws to fill. I know he will too, because he has been such a joy over these last two days. Truthfully, I should name him Shadow, because that’s all he does is shadow me all day long.

It was a hard year without George and though I know Geordie will never be his replacement, he does fill a piece of my heart. I loved all the names everyone suggested and I kept a list of about 20 of them, until we finally settled at this. Who knew that naming a puppy could be so hard?

Skye Terrier Puppy

Which is one thing this cake isn’t. This meringue cake is not hard to make. Perfect for celebrations which May is filled with. Mother’s Day, graduations, prom, bridal showers, dog parties-you name it. May is a great month to bake this cake. Throw some berries on top. Throw them between the layers. Add a layer of raspberry jam if you’d like.Leave out the chocolate. Add more chocolate. Change the flavor. Play with this cake the way I’ve been playing with this pup. Speaking of pups? Best go track this one down!

Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache

 

More Decadent Desserts:
Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting
Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake
Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

Kadaif or Middle Eastern Cheesecake
Salted Honey Rose Pie

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Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Easy Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 2.5 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache is a crowd pleaser. Not only is it a stunning cake, it tastes outrageously good. If you’ve never made a meringue you will be amazed at how easy they are to make!

Ingredients

Scale

8 egg whites at room temperature

1 2/3 c sugar

Pinch of salt

12 oz bittersweet chocolate,
chopped
1 1/3 c heavy cream

2/3 c heavy cream
3/4 of a tablespoon sugar
1/3 c Framboise
1 1/4 c mascarpone cheese


Instructions

Preheat oven to 250 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using the bottom of an 8″ round pan, trace two circles onto paper.

In a very clean mixing bowl and using whisk attachment, beat egg whites and salt until foamy. Add sugar slowly and continue beating until the mixture reaches stiff, glossy peaks.

Spread mixture evenly into circle outlines. Bake for approximately 2.5 hours, or until dry and crisp, rotating pans every 20 minutes. When finished baking, turn off oven and leave pans in oven for another 60 minutes. Make sure meringues are dry all the way through. This may take longer if you are in a high humidity area. These should not brown. Remove from oven and leave on tray to cool. Layers will expand when baked. I stored these in plastic grocery bags tied shut, until ready to use.

To make ganache, place chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat cream in Β small sauce pan or microwave and bring just to a boil. When the cream has just begun to boil, remove from heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Let sit for 1 minute and then whisk until smooth. Allow to cool until thick enough to spread.

To make raspberry filling: Use a cold stainless bowl with a whisk attachment and whip the cream with the sugar until thick. Add Framboise and whip again until mixture holds its shape. Place softened mascarpone cream in medium bowl and fold in the whipped cream mixture.

Assembly: Place one meringue round on platter and spread 1/2 of mascarpone cream filling over layer. Then spread 1/2 of ganache over filling. Top with 2nd meringue layer. Then mascarpone filling and the rest of the ganache. Garnish with raspberries. Store cake in refrigerator. Cut using a sharp, non-serrated knife in a gentle sliding manner.


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  • Annie
    March 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Very festive and beautifu.thanks for your recipe.

  • Anthony
    April 20, 2016 at 8:20 am

    So sweet! I love raspberry very much and your cake make me love it at first sight. Thank you for sharing this, I will try your recipe to make my own cake!

  • Abigail
    April 14, 2016 at 6:12 am

    You said that May is a great month to bake this cake, but I think we can cake bake this cake every time we like because it looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing

  • Natalie
    April 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    These look delicious! i will have to try it soon. My kids will love these so much. I will try the best. Now I can change my menu regularly for my family, esp. for my kids. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Mukes Thakur
    January 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I just tried this yummy recipe from your blog and it has come out really yummy!! πŸ™‚
    This is my first raspberry meringue cake and I am quite happy with the outcome…
    Thanks for sharing this easy recipe πŸ™‚

  • vivarais Jen
    October 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Nice share, I’m really appreciate your post. Thanks.

  • Rocha
    September 20, 2015 at 5:16 am

    This looks sensational and doesn't look easy at all. A fantastic job, Abbe.

  • JoeBR
    July 2, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Actually, I'm very bad at decorating cake. your cake is fantastic. I want to learn how to make it pretty like yours. Ok I decided to make this afternoon. Thank for sharing!

  • Sharon D
    May 5, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I am sorry, Abbe. I forgot to add that this is a lovely cake. xo

  • Sharon D
    May 5, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Aaah…Geordie is so huggable! I wish I had my own Geordie, but I live in a high-rise apartment and they have a strict 'No Pets' rule! -_-

  • Amy (Savory Moments)
    May 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

    This meringue cake looks lovely and very different! I enjoy your cake stand as well.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Amy! I love the cake stand. It was a gift from my parents for our 25th wedding anniversary.

  • Sippity Sup
    May 3, 2015 at 1:00 am

    It may not be hard to make, but it's hard to present so beautifully. GREG

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Greg. that is the hard part for me!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    May 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Let's see…puppy/cake, puppy/cake? I'll take the puppy! What a sweetie little guy. Seriously, the cake looks delicious and so pretty. Have a great weekend with your pup!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      He is such a good pup! Pups and cakes go well together Susan!

  • kumars kitchen
    May 1, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Geordie is one of the coolest cutie little one we have seen,he is so cute..and this cake sings of celebrations,so pretty to look at,would taste amazing with mascarpone,dark chocolate and raspberries together,totally irresistible and beautiful food clicks,thanks so much πŸ™‚

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Kumars! He is a really good little pup, but now I have to watch where I step!

  • CQUEK
    May 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Fabulous! Fabulous! i will come over to your house. please give me a time

  • dedy oktavianus
    May 1, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Damn delicious, lovin tangy raspberry on sweet bites all the way!!!
    [email protected] Chef

  • Juliana
    May 1, 2015 at 3:46 am

    This is such an impressive dessert Abbe…I love all the layers of this cake…thanks for the recipe!
    Enjoy the rest of you week πŸ™‚

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks Juliana. Impressive. Easy. Good!

  • Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    April 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    ok, for this non-baker the words "meringue, cake, ganache" just don't go with "easy". But I'd easily eat it! πŸ™‚ As I said on Facebook, I don't think I've ever seen a Skye Terrier in real life. Enjoy that little bundle of joy!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Though we have never met Lea Ann, you are more than welcome to come see him. And this cake is really easy!

  • Laura Dembowski
    April 30, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    This is a great twist on a layer cake. SO beautiful too!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Laura! Give it a try sometime!

  • Angie Schneider
    April 30, 2015 at 3:02 am

    This looks sensational and doesn't look easy at all. A fantastic job, Abbe.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      It is easy, Angie. AND it is sensational!

  • Sue/the view from great island
    April 30, 2015 at 1:36 am

    The cake or the puppy? I don't know which is more fabulous, but lucky you, you've got them both!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks Sue! It is like having a new baby. But easier.

  • Karen Harris
    April 30, 2015 at 12:05 am

    This looks like a wonderful cake, but you know it is that puppy that has stolen my heart. What a sweetheart! Thanks for the wine and the cuddle with him. I just might need a repeat sometime soon.

  • Tricia Buice
    April 29, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I've always wanted to make a meringue cake and this one looks so wonderful. I think your new baby will steal your heart away in no time. He is beautiful. I know you'll have a fun weekend chasing him around! Congratulations

  • Abbe Odenwalder
    April 29, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks Beth! They have never been my favorite, but I think I've been quickly reformed. This was so good!

  • Beth
    April 29, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I love meringues, and this is my kind of cake! I'd make it for any celebration, or no celebration at all.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      May 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      You are my kind of girl, Beth! I'm always ready for cake!

  • Kitchen Riffs
    April 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Aw, Geordie is such a cutie! This is a lovely cake, and the pictures are great — but we need more Geordie pictures! Which I'm sure will be forthcoming. πŸ˜‰

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Awww. Thanks John! Now I have to get used to action shots!