Apple Meringue Cake

Apple Meringue Cake

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I have always loved this apple meringue cake as it’s one of the firsts cakes I have made ever since I was a little girl. The flavor is absolutely wonderful and everyone in the family is delighted every time I make it.


What I love about this cake is the variety of fruits you can choose for this recipe, depending on the season. Berries work great, apricots and peaches bring a wonderful flavor as well and as fall comes plums, apples and pears make a perfect choice too.


This apple meringue cake is one of the best apple desserts, the meringue has a crispy exterior while the cake is soft and apples bring such a wonderful flavor and texture, a delightful and comforting fall dessert indeed.


Apples get a crisp-tender texture so if you want really soft apples you can cook them a little on stove top with cinnamon and butter or microwave for few seconds before adding them over the cake batter.


Hope you will give it a try and enjoy it as we sure did:)


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  • Makes about 8-10 servings
  • Cake Batter
  • 1 stick (113g) butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (60g) sour cream
  • Grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tsp (10g) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  • Apple Filling
  • 4-5 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • Juice from half of lemon
  • 1 tsp (3g) cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp (30g) flour
  • Meringue
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter 10-inch (26 cm) springform pan (with a removable base).
  2. Prepare the apples. In a large bowl combine the apple slices with lemon juice, cinnamon and 4 tbsp flour. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Prepare the cake batter. Combine flour, baking powder and salt into  a medium bowl.
  4. In another bowl cream together butter and sugar until well mixed. Beat in the egg yolks, sour cream, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and arrange the apple slices on top. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  6. Meanwhile prepare the meringue. Whip the egg whites until foamy with a mixer. Gradually add the sugar whipping the whole time until it holds very stiff peaks.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and add whipped egg whites on top of the cake and bake for another 20 minutes until golden brown. Run a sharp knife completely around the inside edge of the pan. Let cool slightly at room temperature before serving.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (171g) - Calories:377, Fat:12.6g, Saturated Fat:7.3g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g, Carbohydrates:62.7g, Sugar:37.6g, Fiber: 2.6g, Protein:5.9g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Calories from Fat 114, Sodium 146mg, Potassium 277mg, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 8%, Iron 11%, Nutrition Grade C-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On September 23, 2015 at 09:01 am, Livia said...
Waht type of four should i use? Thanks for answer:)

All purpose flour is fine.. let me know if you try the recipe:)

On September 24, 2015 at 05:39 pm, Vivian said...
Apple Meringue Cake
On September 30, 2015 at 05:34 pm, Jess @ Sweetest Menu said...
I love ANYTHING with meringue. This looks just wonderful! I love the idea of apple cake with meringue on top - brilliant!
On September 30, 2015 at 08:02 pm, Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...
I love apple cake but I've never had one with meringue on it. I'm dying to try this!
On September 30, 2015 at 08:34 pm, marcie said...
I would never have thought to top an apple cake with meringue -- what a delicious idea! This looks like such a wonderful fall dessert!
On October 02, 2015 at 07:48 am, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
Ella, I've never had an Apple Meringue Cake before, but I have to tell you - it looks amazing, and I need to try it! Have a great weekend!
On October 02, 2015 at 03:34 pm, Liz said...
I've never thought of topping a cake with meringues, but I love the idea!Such a versatile and yummy cake!
On November 15, 2015 at 10:33 pm, Lisa McGuire said...
I usually add sugar to my apples because I think they are too tart without it. But, sugar is a desiccant, and pulls the juice out of the apples. Will this make the cake underneath soupy?

yes.. don't add sugar to the apples in this case... there is a lot of sugar in the batter and meringue on top.. and the cake is well balanced

On February 19, 2016 at 07:04 am, Nanda said...
Wonderful recipes
On October 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm, ferreira dorothée said...
I've just made the recipes and it's wonderfull!!!But my meringue is not crunchy i don't know why?It doesn't matter it's so good!!! Thank you very much to share with us your fabulous recipes!!!!

It is not supposed to be crunchy.. not on this recipe.. glad  you enjoyed the recipe:)

On November 30, 2017 at 09:48 pm, Jes said...
My mom wants this for her birthday cake. What kind of apples do you use? Any I should avoid?

Hi Jes.

There are no restrictions, use the ones  you like best.

On June 08, 2020 at 06:47 am, Meenakshi nimmagadda said...
Hi mam why my meringue is not curuncy or crispy??

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