World Cup Meringue Cake


So called because we had this for dinner whilst watching the 2007 Rugby World Cup. My husband is South African so clearly this was a night for some rejoicing and this cake has been ever after associated with celebration and happy days. Crispy, chewy meringue against a smooth chocolatey filling and supremely easy to make - fabulous. Sometimes I add a layers of whipped cream between the chocolate ganache and the meringue and I leave out the alcohol if this is for children. Oh and yes I do realise 2007 was some years ago but the name has just stuck! Whatever your sporting affiliations, make and enjoy!

What you will need

4 egg whites

200g caster (superfine) sugar

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)

300ml double (heavy) cream

150g chocolate ( I use 50/50 dark and milk)


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