Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and line with parchment paper, a 23 x 5 cm loose bottomed baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a stainless steel or heatproof bowl place the chopped chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour the boiling water over the chocolate and cocoa powder and stir until they have melted. Set aside to cool while you make the batter.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk to combine, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy (this will take about 3-5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture and beat to combine.
  • Add the milk and flour mixtures in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat only until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • When completely cooled, split the cake in half horizontally; place one half on a wire rack.
  • Chocolate filling:
  • Put the cream in a saucepan and turn the heat to medium. Remove the pan from the heat immediately before the cream starts boiling. Add the diced chocolate, and stir until dissolved.
  • In a small bowl, using a spatula or a fork beat the butter until soft. Stir the butter into the cream and let it cool at room temperature for about 2 hours. Spread half of the filling over the cake half and sprinkle the chopped meringue over. Place the other layer on top and spread the rest of the filling on the top and sides of the cake. Place the cake in the refrigerator while you make the glaze.
  • Meringue:
  • On a clean stainless bowl, place the egg whites and using clean beaters, beat Till frothy.
  • Add the cream of tartar or lemon juice if using till soft peaks formed.
  • Start adding the sugar till you reach a stiff peaks and the meringue is shiny and glossy. Spread meringue in a round shape in a cookie sheet lined with foil and bake in a 300 F preheated oven for 1 hour till crisp to the touch. Leave in the oven with door ajar to cool for 1 hour. Once cooled, chop the meringue into small bites.
  • Final glaze:
  • Put the cream in a saucepan and turn the heat to medium. Remove from the heat immediately before the cream starts boiling. Add the diced chocolate, and stir until dissolved. Whisk and beat the glaze until it is very light and soft. Remove the cake from the refrigerator, cover it with the glaze, and spread it uniformly with a spatula. Garnish with meringue kisses. Put the cake back in the refrigerator for 15 – 20 minutes to allow the glaze to cool. Keep in the refrigerator until serving time tightly covered.
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    I'm back again, this one is book marked as well 5555
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    " It was excellent "
    rml ate it and said...
    Thank you Ahmed, for another Spectacular recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Love this! Thanks for sharing, and for the photos...I am saving this one to try. I don't do as much baking as I used to, we don't need that many sweets! LOL... But I will make this the next time we have company coming on a weekend!
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Ahmed.. absolute beautiful one more time....What else can I say.....Perfecto....
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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    You are to good for this place!!! :-)
    We had better anchor you down just in case anyone tries to steal you away from us.
    I just love to click onto your page, I am never disappointed.
    Your friend Viv
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Fantastic offering, Ahmed, and great presentation as always. Saving to try...
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    Well Ahmed, you've done it again. You've made another wonderful recipe. I would have thought that the crunchy meringue would get soggy inside of the layers. This is a very creative recipe. Thank you for sharing it with all of us here.
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    This is really interesting, I had no idea you could make meringue hard enough to chop. I love how you added stars all around the cake, is that with the meringue? Are we talking about the same stuff we use when we make a lemon meringue pie? not that I've made one yet. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jo_jo_ba ate it and said...
    This looks so amazing... I wish I knew more people to take my kitchen creations!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    another master piece my friend and the photos are beautiful... thank you for putting so much time and effort into bringing us such marvelous creations... a 5 in my book also
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    " It was excellent "
    hayleesgrandma ate it and said...
    You've done it again ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Of course you deserve 5!!!Ahmed, because there's no 10.
    I appreciate your effort and your search always for new and original proposals, every post of yours is surprise!!
    Thank you,
    Magali
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Hello, Ahmed
    This sounds wonderful. I love cakes with meringue, very rich and they go a long way.Pictures are awesome, as usual!
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Adding meringue is smethin new ... it's a rich cake and yep , need lotsa patience : )
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    oops AHMED!!!!!!!!! i got so carried away that i forgot to ask,can i make the meringue kisses with some of the meringue mixture ?.............
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    Thanks Ahmed ,for another stunning cake recipe
    the person who rated it a "3" could not even leave a comment ,as to identify him/herself ,COWARD....
    All your friends on this site, we truly appreciate all the trouble you put in not only in sharing, but also the wonderful pictures !!!!
    Continue just being yourself,humble ,kind and respectful with those good qualities you will go far in life ,unlike the negative "3"
    Have a blessed day with your family{i know you will}!!!!!!!:)
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    sameera ate it and said...
    salaams!this recipe is sooooo tempting!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    Beautiful. Love it.
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    " It was excellent "
    hooch ate it and said...
    OMG...WHO GAVE AMED A 3???? How could you, even if it tasted like Cow patts...The photos and time gone into it is enuf for a 10+ atleast....Ahmed I love desserts and cakes that are so involved and require ample amounts of ingredients...Because these are usauly the ones we save back for special occassions and wow the taste buds out of the mouths of those that embody our passion thats gone into it...that is why we do it...Self grattification and rewarding others with our unique flavours.
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  • mystic_river1 6 years ago
    ho did you get a 3??????????? this is beautiful!
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