If there’s no pavlova on January 26, is it even Australia Day?
Put your best dessert foot forward with these 15 completely scoffable pavlova recipes. If making one from scratch freaks you out, you can TOTALLY cheat with a store-bought pavlova base. We won’t tell anyone.
Eggs, sugar and whisk at the ready? Let’s whip these pavs good!
Everyone wins with pav
The thing about pav is it can riddle you with anxiety making sure every grain of sugar is dissolved while you beat the crap out that meringue. Just remember, the end result is extremely forgiving.
Cream and fruit can disguise a sunken pavlova in next to no time and if the whole pav turns into a cracked disaster, you can turn it around into a fabulous Eton mess dessert. #everyonewins
15 you-beaut pavlova recipes for Australia Day
1. Dinky di, true blue Aussie pavlova
Dessert doesn’t come much easier than this true blue Aussie pavlova. This is a bang for your buck dessert – cheap to make and positively glorious to eat. Top with your favourite, in-season fruit and you’re good to go. Yum!
2. Chocolate and raspberry pavlova
Meringue dreams do come true with a chocolate and raspberry pavlova. A CHOCOLATE pav? Yes you can. Nigella did it and you can too.
3. Individual, double stacked pavs
Is there always a fight over who’s going to score the crunchy bits? Individual raspberry and dark chocolate pavlovas means EVERYONE gets their own crunchy bits. For extra decadence, double stack these pint sized beauties.
4. Forrero Rocher pavlova
It’s a good day when your favourite foil-wrapped chocolate treat marries the pavlova. Ferrero Rocher pavlova recipe coming right up!
5. The perfectly acceptable cheat’s pavlova
No time to bake? It’s time to CHEAT. Head straight to Woolworths for a quick pavlova base and whip one of these five quick and tasty no-cook pavlovas up in under 15 minutes. Easy peasy!
6. Tray smashed pav
If your pav is more failed it than nailed it, don’t despair. No need to try more pavlova recipes. Simply break that sucker up into chunks, position on a serving platter, dot with whipped cream and fruit. I’m telling you, it’ll pass as art. Or you could do it all on purpose with this smashed pavlova recipe. Sweet!
7. Layered rainbow pavlova
If the meringue is brightly coloured, it’s so much more fun to eat – am I right? Prepare to wow the kid’s table with this show stopper rainbow pavlova. Pavlova recipes don’t come any brighter.
8. Vegan pavlova
Yes! Even the vegans among us can get in on the pavlova action! Switch out egg whites for chickpea brine and you’re on your way to creating delicious vegan pavlovas.
9. Caramel s’mores pavlovas
Caramel s’mores pavlovas. ‘Nuff said. Not even joking. Drops mic…
10. Picnic bar inspired pavlova
Make it a big slice please! Caramel, chocolate, wafers and nuts come together and party on top and in between all the layers of this magnificent chocolate, caramel and peanut and pavlova. Yummmm.
11. They see me rollin’ – pavlova roll
Want to really step up your pavlova game? Let’s roll with it. The pavlova, that is. The pavlova roll is a speedy option – cook time is a third of that of its sister pavlova, but just as tasty!
12. Pavlova smash cake
You know those smash cakes which are all the rage? We dare you to try this smash pavlova cake!
13. Summer fruit bonanza pavlova
Nectarines, peaches and raspberries, oh my! It’s a pavlova which screams of sun filled days, get around this summer fruit pavlova delight!
14. Tangy lemon pavlova
Cut through that sugary sweet meringue with a simple jar of your favourite lemon curd. Whipping up a fancy lemon pavlova has never been easier!
15. Iced VoVo pavlova
If you love the biscuits, this Iced Vovo-esque pavlova is sure to inspire! Basking in all of its jammy, coconut sprinkled goodness, the Iced VoVo pavlova will be a hit on Australia Day.
Love our pavlova recipes? Be sure to check out our collection of 11 Milo desserts for more Aussie inspired dessert classics! And don’t miss our ultimate list of 10 foods you need for an Australia Day party.