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Large Meringue Gelato Cake

Asked by Rads1205. Answered on 17th May 2019

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Hi, I have a dinner party coming up in the next couple of weeks and was thinking of making a larger version of the Meringue Gelato Cake for dessert. I was planning to use a 9-inch round springform tin and maybe triple the recipe?

Meringue Gelato Cake With Chocolate Sauce
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Meringue Gelato Cake With Chocolate Sauce
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Nigella's Meringue Gelato Cake With Chocolate Sauce (from NIGELLISSIMA) is easy to make as it consists of whipped cream, crumbled meringues and chopped chocolate. It can also be made in advance, which is useful for parties. The cake is made in a 450g/1-pound loaf tin. These tins usually have a volume of between 900ml and 1 litre (depending on the dimensions of the tin). A 23cm/9-inch springform pan usually has a volume of 2.5 to 2.8 litres (depending on depth), so you would need to make about 2.5 times the recipe quantity. However, as the mixture fills the pan completely to the top this would make a very deep version of the cake so we would suggest making double the quantity of the recipe. It could be difficult to cut a very deep version of the cake into thin slices without the cake breaking up too much. A double quantity would also feed up to 16 people, which we hope would be big enough.

You may also want to try Nigella's Girdlebuster Pie, which is a combination of crumb base, ice cream filling and caramel sauce. It can also be made in advance with very little fuss, stored in the freezer and the recipe should feed up to 10 people.

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