Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Mocha Meringue Squares

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
15 Servings
50 Minutes

The perfect addition to any cake platter. Small enough that you can fargin yourself (feel free to take) two! Freezes beautifully.   Yields 60 small squares




  • 2–3 teaspoons coffee liqueur

  • 4 ounces (110 grams) good-quality parve chocolate, melted


  • 2 large egg whites

  • full 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2–1 teaspoon instant coffee granules, or to taste


Prepare the Base


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).


Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Beat together the margarine or oil and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl if necessary. Add yolks and vanilla. At low speed, beat in flour mixture until combined.


Press down into a nine- x 13-inch (23- x 33-centimeter) baking pan lined with Gefen Parchment Paper. (Flour your hands if necessary.) Bake for 10 minutes. Cool.

Prepare the Filling


Pour coffee liqueur into a small bowl. Brush it carefully all over the cake base. Allow it to sit a few minutes until liqueur is “dry” and slightly absorbed. (If the hot chocolate touches the liqueur, the chocolate will seize and not be smooth.)


Smear the melted chocolate on top.

Prepare the Topping


Beat egg whites at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, coffee, and cocoa, beating until stiff but not dry peaks form.


Spread topping evenly over chocolate to the sides of the pan; smooth top.


Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. If topping gets brown too fast, cover the pan loosely with a piece of parchment paper. Remove from oven. Cool slightly. Cut into squares.


To beat the whites by hand, make sure your bowl is clean and dry. I recommend wiping it out with a paper towel wet with a drop of lemon juice, which neutralizes any possible residue. Use a wire whisk and beat the whites, trying to keep your elbow stuck to your waist, so only your arm is moving and not your entire hand. This takes a few minutes. Proceed as above.


I tested this recipe a few times using white spelt and 80% whole wheat flour. Both worked equally well. I also tried both margarine and coconut oil. I much prefer the taste and texture of the coconut oil. If you prefer a more chocolaty flavor, as opposed to mocha, omit the coffee liqueur.


Food and Prop Styling by Goldie Stern
Photography by Moshe Wulliger

Mocha Meringue Squares

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chavi feldman
chavi feldman
2 years ago

So good…