Pavlova Recipe


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Pavlova makes an easy, elegant dessert perfect for entertaining or a special meal. Get this gorgeous pavlova recipe everyone will love.

Pavlova is such an elegant dessert that always provides a dramatic, impressive finale. I have a secret for you though. It’s really easy to make, too.

Everyone will think you’ve been working away in the kitchen all day when you bring out your gorgeous pavlova for dessert or a party. It makes a great dessert for your Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July get together and so many other special occasions. It is always a crowd pleasure since it is filled with strawberries and blueberries and topped with homemade whipped cream and a sprig of mint.

I’ll tell ya, I made pavlova for my sister’s birthday and it was a hit. Such a nice change from traditional birthday cake – light, tender, and absolutely delicious!

Here’s my Pavlova recipe. I know you are going to love it!

Pavlova Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Pavlova makes an easy, elegant dessert perfect for entertaining or a special meal. Get this gorgeous pavlova recipe everyone will love.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 4 egg whites , at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups fresh fruit, sliced or chopped
  • mint, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400º.
  • Line baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Continue to beat and gradually add sugar.
  • Add vinegar and vanilla.
  • Beat for 5 more minutes then add cornstarch.
  • Beat until well-combined.
  • Pour meringue into a large mound in the center of parchment paper.
  • Spread the meringue into the shape of disc using the back of a spoon or rubber scraper.
  • As spreading, indent the center about 1/2 inch lower than sides.
  • Reduce heat on the oven to 250º.
  • Place meringue in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Leave the door of the oven propped open for the last 1/2 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Beat heavy cream and confectioners' sugar until peaks have formed.
  • Place fruit in the indention of the pavlova, top with cream and garnish with fresh mint.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Bev Baker says:

    Can you make this ahead and keep in fridge?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Bev,
      It may tend to get a bit soggy stored in the fridge. Thanks!

  2. Bethany says:

    I was wondering what size in diameter you make the pavlova to be?

  3. amy says:

    I was thinking this would be lovely to do in individual serving sizes… how long do you think I should bake them if I cut the recipe in 1/8ths?
    It looks beautiful and delicious!

  4. JenMarie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this! Looks great.

  5. Mary@FitandFed says:

    Beautiful, gluten-free, and a lot lower-cal than a typical cake. Plus, being as how it’s basically a giant meringue, not that hard to make. I’ll have to keep this in mind as we hit the summer fruit season.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Mary. It is a definite favorite here. My sister’s birthday is coming up soon and I’m wondering if she’ll request this for her cake this year! 🙂

  6. Ashley's Cooking Advenutres says:

    I’ve never seen this before and I am blown away! It looks absolutely divine!! I am excited to make it this summer using fresh berries.

  7. Allison says:

    This is beautiful! I love that it’s so easy.

    I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday.

  8. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    I’ve never had the chance to taste a pavlova, Robyn. It’s just beautiful.

  9. Nancy @SensitivePantry says:

    It really is a very elegant dessert, Robyn. Love the photo.