Lemon Meringue Cake with Strawberries
2 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine or spread, softened
1/2 cup skim milk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
Mix strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. Heat oven to 350'F. Spray square pan, 9 X 9 X 2 inches, with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat flour, 1 cup sugar, the margarine, milk, baking powder, lemon peel, vanilla, salt and 1 large egg in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on high speed 2 minutes scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Increase oven temperature to 400'F.
Beat 2 egg whites in medium bowl until foamy. Beat on 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Spread over cake. Bake 8- 10 minutes or until meringue is light brown. Cool completely.
Top each serving with strawberries.