Chocolate Meringue Pavlova -- Carrie Sheridan

"the easiest classy dessert is a pavlova - with chocolate OR mixed berries. couldnT be easier or faster to make."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Break eggshell of each egg and separate each yolk from each eggs white into a small bowl and add to a large mixing bowl. this ensures that if some yolk escapes into the white, it only ruins 1 egg.
  • Place egg whites into a large mixing bowl with a pinch of cream of tartar and mix on high until the peaks are soft and satiny.
  • Add sugar very slowly, and continue mixing on high for a few minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Sift in the cocoa powder.
  • Add chopped chocolate chips and use a spatula to gently fold these in the stiff peaks. of you donT know how to fold something into egg whites, there are youtube videos on how it is done so you can watch how to do it.
  • draw 2 8-inch circles pn a piece of parchment paper and place the paper on a baking sheet.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the paper circles.
  • Keep each circle the same size and leave a little extra space at the edge for expansion.
  • Bake at 300F for 60-75 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Top first layer with whipped cream.
  • top with 2nd layer of meringue and frost with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with chopped chocolate or a shaved chocolate bar.
  • Drizzle with Hershey's chocolate syrup - or a hot fudge sauce, if desired.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


Have any thoughts about this recipe? Share it with the community!


56, an Army brat who has lived in 20 different locations [born in germany, went to kindergarten in japan] including new york city, palo alto CA, maine, georgia, chicago, after growing up in small-town kansas... have some fabulous recipes from well-traveled army people... recently started adding just a splash of bourbon or brandy to real maple syrup - and it really gives french toast or pancakes a special, more sophisticated flavor... a friend jokes that bourbon is my new "secret ingredient" that i'll be adding to everything - it's not true but i'm telling you - you should try it! it's really very good [for adults, anyway] sugarpea's apple pancake recipe is a deadringer for Walker Brothers Pancake House in north shore Chicago - i've searchd for this for 34 years - and it's easy as well as To Die For!!! the Dutch Baby pancake is a huge seller there too - with the same gooey comfort-food but elegant batter... also if you search for lettuce wrap - the 2 recipes for PF Chang's come up... this is also SO GOOD, truly a memorable entree... for cookbooks: With a Jug of Wine, More Recipes With a Jug of Wine were written by the San Francisco Chronicle food writer decades ago - and most everything in them is superb - and i learned a lot as a new cook, young wife, from reading through them in the late 1970s... i got a [very French] sense of food as a way of life
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes