Mocha Cake with Fluffy Meringue Topping
Moch From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 38 minutes. Head to the store and pick up brown sugar, baking soda, canolan oil, and a few other things to make it today.
To prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through 1/2 teaspoon salt) in a large bowl.
Add mayonnaise and oil; beat with a mixer at low speed until well blended. Slowly add brewed coffee and vanilla; beat with a mixer at low speed 1 minute or until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips; pour batter into a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
To prepare meringue, combine 9 tablespoons sugar and next 3 ingredients in the top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water 2 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 150, stirring constantly with a whisk.
Remove from heat. Beat egg mixture with a mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form; beat at high speed until stiff peaks form.
Spread meringue over cake. Store cake, loosely covered, in refrigerator.
Drizzle each serving with 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup.