Skip to Content

Pavlova Recipe

Pavlova is a popular dessert here in New Zealand made out of egg whites and sugar. It’s kind of like a meringue on the outside but like eating a sweet fluffy cloud on the inside, served with freshly whipped cream and whichever kind of fruit is in season. It’s eaten all year round but especially around Christmas you’ll find it everywhere.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Pavlova Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A meringue style dessert served with whipped cream and fruit.
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 8
  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 1½ Cups | 250g Castor Sugar or Super Fine Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Flour | Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • Whipped Cream and Fruit to serve
  1. Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
  2. Add the sugar a tablespoon at a time while the mixer is on high speed until all of the sugar is incorporated. Beat the meringue for a further 5-7 minutes on high speed.
  3. Add the corn flour and vinegar and mix for 30 seconds or so until incorporated.
  4. Turn the pavlova out on a lined baking sheet and shape into a 9inch or 23cm disc. Bake in a 130C|260F oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes. When the pavlova has finished baking cool it in the oven without opening the door for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  5. Serve the pavlova topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Gingerbread House Recipe
Gingerbread House Recipe
Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe
Rate this recipe:  

21 Easy Australia Day Desserts That You'll Love! – My kitchen

Saturday 16th of January 2021

[…] This pavlova is packed with egg whites and sugar. Tasty and fluffy this dessert is amazing and is served with freshly whipped cream and seasonal fruits. You can make this dessert on Christmas, new year or any holiday and in this Australia day. Get the recipe here. […]


Friday 15th of January 2021

Thank you so much! Super easy recipe and it came out perfectly. Everyone is raving about how amazing and delicious it was!

This will be my go to from now on❤️


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Carina, you are our go to recipe guru, thank you so much for explaining everything so patiently. We made this pavlova and it looks amazing. It was our practice run as we are hosting Christmas for the first time. The kids think it tastes incredible but I find it a bit too sweet. Do you think it would still turn out ok if I reduced the sugar?


Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Can you make meringues in this way?

milton raj

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Can we use powdered sugar?