Why? Why...do I always think I will like meringue icings? I never do.May be it's the fluffy marshmallow-y goodness that seduces me.The cake part of the cupcake was incredible.It was tender and moist with mini chocolate chips through out the cake. The cake is a definite keeper, but the meringue icing will never be made again. ( I hope)The taste testers at work loved the cupcake including the icing. The "tasters" felt that the meringue icing complimented the dark rich cupcake.The cake part is too rich for a traditional american buttercream, maybe an italian buttercream?I am definitely going to tinker with Dorie Greenspan's "Devils Food White-Out Cake" for awhile longer.