Try this lemon Torte cake (inspired from Purple Oven's) for a refreshingly delicious cake. Sweet, tangy and nutty goes so perfectly well together!
I only use metal or glass bowls for making the meringue. Plastic bowls could absorb fat and grease that can prevent or reduce the volume when beating the whites.
Make sure your bowl and beaters are dry and clean.
When adding the sugar, make sure it is added gradually, like a spoonful at a time and scattered not dumped.
Do not beat the whites at high-speed. Use only medium high-speed at max until stiff peak forms or when it has the consistency of a shaving cream.
Chill the bowl and beaters before whipping your cream.