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5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Pavlova Recipe

This strawberry pavlova recipe is crispy on the outside and marshmallowy soft on the inside. Shape it into a heart for a beautiful presentation.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pavlova, strawberry pavlova
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Stef


Pavlova Ingredients

  • 2 large large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

Macerated Strawberries Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups hulled and quartered strawberries

Chocolate Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


Pavlova Instructions

  • Combine egg whites and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Whip on high until stiff peaks form.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and white distilled vinegar together to make a slurry.
  • With the mixer on low, drizzle the slurry into the whipped egg whites.
  • Mix on high to return whites to stiff peaks.
  • Transfer onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and shape into a heart or any shape you desire.
  • Bake at 200 F until the outside and the bottom have a solid shell, about 1 hour.
  • Let cool and place on desired serving tray.

Macerated Strawberries Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and the strawberries.
  • Cover and keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Chocolate Whipped Cream Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Whip until medium peaks form (it should hold a peak well enough to be piped).
  • Dollop or pipe onto strawberry pavlova as desired and continue decorating using the macerated strawberries.



  • Make sure that the egg whites reach stiff peaks. If they aren't holding their shape, keep on whisking. 
  • Experiment with different shapes. I love the the look of the heart, but you can make circles, squares, or stars... whatever you can dream up!
  • Add as many berries as you like. While there aren't that many berries on my pavlova heart, you can load the pavlova up with as many berries as you like and even serve some on the side!
  • If needed, you can bake the pavlova a day in advance and decorate the next day. 


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.3mg