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Meringue Napoleon Cake

Meringue Napoleon Cake

Meringue Napoleon Cake is the perfect dessert for your next special occasion or celebration. This decadent, Eastern European cake will have your guests drooling! 
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword meringue napoleon cake, napoleon cake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 786kcal


Meringue Napoleon Cake Layers

Meringue Napoleon Cake Cream

  • 28 oz Dulce De Leche
  • 1 lb room temperature butter
  • 2 cup toasted walnuts crushed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream very cold


Napoleon Cake Layers

  • Into a large bowl, place flour, butter and margarine. Using your hands or a butter cutter, mix everything together, until the mixture resemblance small crumbles.
    Cake dough in a bowl
  • Mix in sour cream, baking soda and egg yolks. Mix until the dough is just combined, do not over mix.
    Cake dough all together
  • Whip egg whites together with sugar, until the texture is thickened.
    egg whites with sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
    cake dough pieces
  • Roll the pieces into thin layers. Using a shape of your choice (I used a lid from a pot) cut through the dough. Apply 1/4 of an inch of meringue and sprinkle with nuts.
    cake layers with meringue
  • Bake at 350 °F for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
    Baked cake layers

Cream for Napoleon

  • For the cream, whip cold heavy whipping cream until it creates soft peaks. 
    Heavy whipped cream being whipped in a mixer
  • Using a separate dish, whip room temperature butter together with dulce de leche.
    butter and dulce de leche
  • Using a spatula, fold in whipping cream with the butter cream.
    Whipping cream being folded in with butter cream with a spatula

Finalizing Napoleopn Cake

  • To form the cake, apply small amount of cream to the plate and put a first layer on it, you don't want for the cake to slide around. Apply cream in between each layer, flat sides are easier to apply cream to.
    cake layer on a plate
  • Once finished with the last layer, place meringue on the inside. 
    Napoleon cake on a tray
  • Using your fingers, slightly press on the cake. Apply the rest of the cream to the outside. 
    Meringue Napoleon Cake


Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1782IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg