Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

If you can look at this delicious strawberry chocolate meringue torte without drooling on your keyboard, then you must be dreaming.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250°.

Step 2

Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw 2 (8-inch) circles on paper. Turn paper over, and secure with masking tape.

Step 3

Beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar at high speed of a mixer until foamy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Step 4

Spread half of the mixture into each circle on prepared baking sheet using the back of a spoon. Bake at 250° for 1 hour or until the meringues are crisp.

Step 5

Sprinkle strawberries with 1 teaspoon sugar; cover and set aside.

Step 6

Sprinkle each meringue with 1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Return the meringues to oven; turn off heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Spread the softened chocolate with a spatula. Cool meringues to room temperature.

Step 7

Place 1 meringue on a serving platter; spread 1 cup whipped topping over top. Arrange half of strawberry mixture over the whipped topping. Top with remaining meringue; spread 1 cup whipped topping over top. Arrange the remaining strawberry mixture over the whipped topping. Place 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chips are soft. Stir chocolate; drizzle over top of torte.

Ratings & Reviews

Amsterdam's Review

jenaljohnson
March 13, 2012
This is one of those desserts that turns out even better than the recipe sounds. I would save the step of melting the chocolate chips on top of the meringue in the oven (I couldn't get them to melt to spreading consistency anyway) and melt them in the microwave to drizzle over the meringue when it comes out of the oven. Yummmmm.... tastes like more!

Jake11's Review

Amsterdam
April 30, 2014
I made this last night for a sweet treat. My wife and Daughter loved it. We thought it was a bit sweeter than needed to be, but it did not stop us from eating it. Simple to make, with very little prep. Used 9 inch Cake round pans, with parchment paper instead of drawing a circle and spreading it out. They came out of the oven fine. Our next batch will be to use 1/2 Splenda 1/2 sugar to see if the taste remains true. Will make this again for my wife's family, as they are all girls and love these sort of deserts.

texeverlasting's Review

texeverlasting
May 31, 2010
I whipped this up mid-party this weekend...while it wasn't quick, it was pretty easy, and even a meringue n00b like me could do it! I probably could have left them in the oven a bit longer, as they were really sticky and wouldn't come off the paper without a fight...ended up looking less pretty but tasted just as good!!!

issalyn's Review

laceyinkeller
May 29, 2009
This was a great dessert--very pretty and extremely sweet. Had some trouble with the meringue, but it still was amazing!

Kitchengeek's Review

jll1637
June 27, 2010
Looked for a strawberry recipe that was fancier than a shortcake. This is great! It looks pretty and tastes great - will make for guest for luncheon next. The calorie count is a definite plus. The portions are not chinchy. It took mine about 15 minutes longer than the 50 minutes to bake - but it is humid today.

jll1637's Review

Kitchengeek
January 07, 2009
So elegant, simple, and delicious.

jenaljohnson's Review

Jake11
February 03, 2014
N/A

ChefRecker's Review

issalyn
March 08, 2012
I've not made nor eaten this yummy looking concoction as of yet, but I would imagine it to be very much like the Strawberry Fluff from the old Cheese Barn in Panama City, FL.

lissalane's Review

lissalane
March 07, 2012
Sounds amazingly good and simple, but would it work using Splenda, instead of the regular sugar??. That'd be a dream come true!!!!!!!!