My mom celebrated a birthday in December. It wasn’t until the night before her party that I remembered that I had said that I would make a cake! So I improvised with what I found in our cupboards and came up with this
Lemon Meringue Cake.
I made two rounds of lemon cake using a quick, easy box mix. Then I layered the cakes with lemon spread and coated the cake with meringue.
The meringue was just the perfect finishing touch for this cake.
To make enough meringue to cover the entire cake you will need…
3 egg whites
1/2 cup white sugar
Beat the egg whites in a bowl until they form stiff peaks. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture forms a fluffy white meringue. Spread the meringue all over the cake like frosting. Place the cake into the oven at 350° for about 10 minutes, until the meringue is lightly browned. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold.
This is my favorite kind of baking ~ easy peasy and using what is on hand. I am so not a fan of having to run to the grocers at 10 pm. Some of the best recipes come from improvising with what is in the cupboards.