Torching Seven Minute Frosting?

TobyTApril 14, 2014

Haven't been here much, mostly lurking. With two daughters garduating high school this year, and finding myself as chair of the Dry Grad Fundraising Committee, I'm consumed! But I'm looking forward to the four day weekend coming up and am planning a big Easter dinner for family and friends. I have decided I want to make a Lemon "Meringue" cake for one of my desserts. Basically a 3 layer white cake with lemon curd filling, but substituting 7 minute frosting for the meringue. Just wondering if I can hit the frosting (from a distance) with my mini torch to give it the browned tip look of meringue. Don't really have the time to do a trial run, so thought I would see if anyone has tried this.

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I don't know the answer to your question about browning the frosting but I often make a lemon meringue cake. It has a lemon filling between four layers of yellow cake and is frosted with a meringue of 4 large egg whites, 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar and 2/3 cup sugar.

After spreading the meringue over the top and sides of the cake, I bake it on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until the meringue is lightly browned.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:00PM
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"Torching" the meringue might be a new and trendy idea, but I've not seen it done on 7-minute Frosting. I used to love to make that - I always felt so accomplished when it turned out perfectly!


    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 11:23PM
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Hmmm - that could work. Not a huge fan of meringue myself and the 7 minute frosting is kind of a family thing, but I guess I could put my own feelings aside, just for Easter. Still curious to hear if anyone has tried browning 7 minute frosting. Thanks Ruthanna - you are always a wealth of information.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 11:27PM
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