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Cherry Fudge Meringue Cake

Contributed By: Carolyn, NY | See all of Carolyn's recipes
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 15 Minutes
Cherries in a chocolate cake contribute moistness and texture along with a reddish tone to the crumb. The meringue toppping makes a light and attractive frosting
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons marachino cherry juice
Buttermilk
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup marachino cherries,chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Meringue Topping (recipe follows): Beat 2 egg whites with a dash of salt until frothy. Continue beating at high speeed, adding 1 Tblsp. of sugar at a time until a total of 6 Tblsp. has been added. Whip until meringue forms stiff peaks, about 10 minutes
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DIRECTIONS
Cream butter and sugar until blended. Add egg and beat until fluffy.


Stir in melted chocolate. Measure cherry juice into cup and add buttemilk to equal 1 cup liquid.


Stir flour, soda and salt together. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture.


Mix until a smooth batter forms. Fold in cherries and walnuts.


Turn into a buttered and flour 9-inch cake pan.


Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until cake tests done in center.


Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a cookie sheet.


Top with meringue. Return to oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until meringue is cooked and turning golden. Garnish with additional cherries, if desired


Date Added: 08/12/2009
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