Individual Chocolate Meringue Cakes

Gâteaux Meringués

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8

    Dessert Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

I first sampled one of these cakes in a restaurant in the east of France, Chez la Mere Blanc, and thought it was the most delicious thing I had ever tasted. I assumed that making anything so good required years of training, so it came as a pleasant surprise when I realized that it involved only two basic mixtures: meringue, which is actually the “cake,” and ganache, a simple mixture of cream and chocolate. The only possibly scary thing is that you’ll need a pastry bag with a ¼-inch [.5-cm]