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Pavlova: Meringue Cake

Desserts, Ethnic, Vegetarian, Low Phosphorus, Low Potassium, Low Sodium


Based on 8 servings per recipe.

  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh berries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cover 1 large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer, on high, until stiff peaks form.
  4. Slowly add sugar and beat for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is stiff and glossy.
  5. Sprinkle vinegar, vanilla and cornstarch over the egg whites and beat until well blended.
  6. Spread egg white mixture on the baking sheet to form an 8 inch circle making the outside edges higher than the middle, like a shallow bowl.
  7. Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to 200 degrees.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
  9. Turn off oven and leave the baked meringue in the oven to cool with the door sightly open for at least 1 hour.
  10. Place meringue on a serving plate.
  11. Combine whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  12. Fill cooled meringue with whipped cream and top with fruit.

About This Recipe

Light as air and impressively elegant, perfect for a special occasion dessert.

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