My family loved it. I would make this again but would substitute almonds for the pecans. One note I would make: I whipped the mascarpone and vanilla then added the sugar, whipped it in, then added the whipping cream in small additions, thus using one bowl, but still having the same end result.
Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
Cookermama Posted: 04/08/12
Maryamkhan Posted: 04/06/12
Yummy I love Strawberry cake.
amymac89 Posted: 04/14/12
Mmmm I remember making this in Home Ec in high school. Except we used a sort of chocolate mousse for the filling. It looked like a hot mess, but it was sooo good : )
sjhcraig Posted: 07/16/12
Made this for my mom's birthday----- a hit!!! will definitely make again
Alliegrace Posted: 04/09/12
Being new to what I consider a more difficult recipe, I would have preferred to know whether or not the pecans, while being processed, were SUPPOSED to turn to pecan butter or not. Mine did and didn't seem to matter because the meringue turned out fine. I recommend using heavy whipping cream because my cheese/whipped cream layer was too thin. Otherwise a very impressive and yummy cake.
DianeMcD Posted: 04/09/12
I tried this recipe this weekend for Easter dinner. It didn't travel very well from my house to my mother-in-law's house, but after one bite, you don't care what it looks like because it is so delicious. Would be a perfect dish for just moving to the dining room table. I thought it would be difficult to cut because of the meringue layers, but if you let it sit for a little bit after putting it together, the whipped filling softens the meringue and it cuts just like a cake.
Judithkerr Posted: 06/20/12
I have made this two times. Deleted one cup whipping cream..liked it much better. Could not taste the mascarpone with the extra cream. Sliced very nicely!. Gorgeous dessert!
DonnaBetteridge Posted: 07/16/12
This was a spectacular cake to present at a party. It was easily assembled at the party, One must have a really SHARP, THIN knife, such as one used in shaving meat thinly. All loved the fact that we could not keep leftovers. No problem. Other fruits to use with or instead of strawberries - blueberries, kiwi, peaches, nectarines or a combo of them as I did. They loved the surprise flavors from the various fruits.
JackieWinch Posted: 03/19/13
Does anyone know if this is suitable for Passover? I'm not 100% sure of the starch and cream of tartar. Looks like a winner and obviously the other reviewers think so! Thanks, Jackie
phoebe1214 Posted: 04/21/14
Absolutly delicious! One of the best desserts I've had in a long time. I made a half recipe (with 4 egg whites - 2 layers) but followed the recipe exactly other than that! The only change I would make in the future would be to cut back on the amount of whipped cream a little and crush a portion of the strawberries to make it a little more juicy!