Classic mini pavlova cups

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Australians love their classic pavlova; it’s the perfect combination of rich and sweet and tropical and fresh.

They’re light and fluffy and generously topped with fresh seasonal fruit for a delicious fresh finish.

Use ovenproof coffee mugs, ramekins, or ovenproof glass containers to bake the meringue in individual serves.

While this version suggests raspberries or strawberries for the topping, you can use anything you have on hand.

Try mango, kiwi, or lychees for a tasty tropical burst in every bite. Dig in!


  • Cornflour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 3 tsp cornflour, extra
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 300ml double cream
  • 125g fresh raspberries or strawberries
  • White chocolate curls
  • Seasonal fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 140℃ for a fan-forced oven.
  2. Beat room temperature egg whites until they start to look foamy and then glossy.
  3. Beat in sugar a few tablespoons at a time until stiff and shiny.
  4. Add cornflour and vinegar and fold very lightly with a spatula.
  5. Grease up your ovenproof cups or containers.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly among the cups and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Once the mixture is crisp, leave the pavlovas to cool completely.
  8. Whisk cream and crush strawberries or raspberries.
  9. Fold through the strawberries or raspberries until combined.
  10. Top the pavlovas with the cream and add seasonal fruit to the top.
  11. Top with white chocolate curls if desired.
  12. Eat directly from the cups.


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