Chocolate Meringue Logs

Preparation info
  • Makes enough for the sides of


    layer cake ( 9 round )
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

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In addition to being flavored with nuts, meringue can also be flavored with cocoa and used in the same way—as layers in a cake—as plain meringue. Here, chocolate meringue is piped into logs for decorating the sides of a cake. It can be baked at a slightly higher temperature than plain meringue since discoloration isn’t an issue.


  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 6


Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a 13 by 17-inch sheet pan with parchment paper.

In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar.

In a stand mixer fitted wit