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King of Cakes - Tésztakirály
King of Cakes - Tésztakirály

Ingredients for cake:

7 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar or juice of half a lemon
2 cup roughly ground walnuts (almonds or hazelnuts can also be used)
2 Tbsp. fine plain breadcrumbs

Ingredients for filling:

7 egg yolks
7 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
1 stick of vanilla, finely grated
2 bars of chocolate - softened
1 Tbsp. milk
1 ¾  sticks unsalted butter – softened

Directions for cake:

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Grease and flour a 9” x 11” baking dish.
Beat egg whites with sugar, vinegar or lemon juice.  When meringue is stiff, stir in the walnuts gently with a wooden spoon so the meringue will not break.
Pour batter in the prepared baking dish, and bake in a preheated oven.
Remove from the oven, and while the cake is still hot, cut it lengthwise into 2 or 3 pieces. (Or if you want a smaller and higher cake, cut it into 4 pieces crosswise.)  Remove pieces while still hot, so the cake won't stick to the pan.

Prepare filling: 

Mix egg yolks and sugar until cream is light in color.  Mix in vanilla, chocolate, and milk. 
In a double boiler, cook cream, while mixing it with a wooden spoon until it is thick.  Remove and let cool.
Cream butter and mix into egg yolk cream.
Fill the cake, and frost top and sides. Decorate with halved walnuts.
(If almonds or hazelnuts were used for the cake, decorate it with the same.)  

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