lemon meringue chocolate cake
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lemon meringue chocolate cake
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 30ml water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • ¾ cup (105g) self-raising (self-rising) flour, sifted
  • ¼ cup (25g) cocoa, sifted

lemon curd

  • 1½ cups (375ml) milk
  • 1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • ⅓ cup (50g) cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 80g butter, chopped
  • ⅔ cup (160ml) lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 6 egg yolks

meringue icing

  • 2 cups (440g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 eggwhites