Desserts

Maple Pavlova Cake

Maple Pavlova Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 375 ml (1 ½ cups) maple syrup
  • 10 egg whites, at room temperature
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) cornstarch
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) white wine vinegar
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract

Maple Frosting

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together all the ingredients until stiff peaks form.
  • Ice the cake with the maple frosting and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
     
Servings
10 portions
Method

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C (450°F).
  2. Line a 23-cm (9-in.) springform pan with parchment paper, leaving 5 cm (2 in.) of overhang. Do not butter the pan or the cake will not rise. Set aside.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the maple syrup to a boil without stirring until a candy thermometer registers 115°C (240°F). Put a wooden spoon in the saucepan to prevent the caramel from bubbling up and overflowing.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Pour in the hot maple syrup in a thin stream, continuing to whip briskly.
  5. Dilute the cornstarch in the vinegar, add the vanilla and fold into the maple-egg white mixture. Whip for 1 minute.
  6. Turn off the oven.
  7. Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the now-off oven overnight, without opening the oven door. (Opening the door will make the cake fall.)
  8. Unmould.

Maple Frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together all the ingredients until stiff peaks form.
  2. Ice the cake with the maple frosting and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.