How to Make Pavlova




Introduction: How to Make Pavlova

Pavlova is a sweet cake from New Zealand and Australia that is healthy too. I mean, come on. Who doesnt like a sweet, healthy cake? It's good for Christmas because you can decorate  it with kiwis and strawberries (Green and Red).

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Step 1: Ingredients


4 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. vinegar
Sliced fruit
Cool Whip in a can

Wax paper
measuring spoons
Spatula or wooden spoon

Step 2: Getting Started

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking pan with waxed paper. If you'd like, you can trace a 7" bowl on the wax paper to mark where your pavlova is going to be.

Step 3: Mix!

In a medium bowl, take your eggs and seperate the yolk from the whites. Beat your egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add 1/3 cup of the sugar and beat until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is very thick. Add the rest of the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. When the sugar is dissolved and the mixture stiff, add the vanilla and vinegar. The mixture should be thick and glossy, like a meringue.

Step 4: Put on Pan

Spoon the meringue into the circle traced on the wax paper.Using the back of a spoon, spread out the meringue evenly, within the circle, building up the sides.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn off the oven and cool the pavlova in the oven for about 30 more minutes, leaving the door open an inch.

Step 6: Almost Done!

Once you have your cooled "pav" use your canned Cool Whip and spread out evenly over the pavlova. Make designs if necessary. Decorate with fruits such as kiwi, strawberry, banana, and many more.

Step 7: Surve and Enjoy!

Cut into wedges and serve immediately. If any left overs, put in fridge. Enjoy your Australian pavlova!

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    8 Discussions


    6 years ago

    You forgot the passionfruit! It's not a real pav without it being drowned in passion fruit! Also, it's soooooo not healthy. It's basically a pile of sugar and cream. Delicious, but not healthy by anyone's standard.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    you have to ad a cup of sugar and whipe cream so I dont think it is verry healthy...


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, having had it quite a few times.. its not the healthiest thing there is. I would simple call it a desert (I hope thats spelled correctly) rather than a cake.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Your heading should read 'Pavlova is a sweet cake from NEW ZEALAND  that is healthy too' ....a recipe was published in 1929 in NZ but didn't appear in Auz until 1935, at which time they claimed it as their own. An earlier example exists from NZ (and then published in Auz) from 1926, but while the ingrediants are similar it was called “Meringue with Fruit Filling.”


    10 years ago on Introduction

    It's a pretty popular dessert in New Zealand too.  I had it several times when I was there a few years ago and it was delicious!  It would be really great to make it at home.  Thanks for the recipe!