• Serves 8
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


A delicious, classic Aussie dessert, perfect for any summer celebration.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 7 egg whites
  • pinch cream tartar
  • 1 3/4 caster sugar
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • Edible flowers, to decorate, optional
  • Topping:
  • 300mL thickened cream
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 4 Bananas, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 130°C fan forced. Draw a 25cm circle on a sheet of non-stick baking paper and place, marked side down on a large greased baking tray.
  2. Pour the eggwhites in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add cream of tartar, whisk on high speed to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until meringue is thick and glossy. Beat on high speed a further 3 minutes. Add the vinegar, whisk 30 seconds. Fold in the cornflour.
  3. Drop 12 heaped spoonfuls of the meringue on the tray around the inside of the circle to create wreath shape. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until crisp to the touch. Turn the oven off, leave the pavlova to cool completely in the oven with the door closed.  (this may take 4 hours, so cook the day ahead.)
  4. For the topping: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold in the mascarpone. Dollop 2 tablespoons caramel sauce over the cream mixture and gently swirl.
  5. Just before serving, place the pavlova wreath on a serving plate. Top with the caramel cream and sliced banana. Drizzle with remaining caramel sauce. Scatter over the flowers. Serve.


On a warm summer’s day store the untopped pavlova in a cool dry place and top just before serving.

This recipe is shared and powered by

  • this looks beautiful


  • This looks very nice. Can see this being popular with my family, thank you.


  • Yum looks delicious and very well presented.


  • A new pavlova to enjoy! Lovely!


  • I’d add strawberries and some mint leaves for a Christmas centre and maybe some chocolate to represent the colours of mistletoe.

    • I thought the same thing about red berries and mint leaves.


  • I love how this is so different while also being uniquely Australian!


  • Yum, sounds like a perfect twist on the traditional pavlova.


  • It looks very pretty !


  • What a really lovely change to the normal pav. Thanks so much for sharing. This will become our new favourite.


  • This would be such a great idea for Christmas!!


  • This looks amazing and not a pavlova mix I would normally have considered. Pav is my all-time fave dessert and can’t wait for Christmas.


  • Looks amazing would be good at Christmas


  • This looks amazing – would be great for Christmas!


  • love pavloas might do this for christmas day


  • One of my favourite desserts is a good pavlova and this one looks delicious – must try to make it. Great idea for Christmas.


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like


Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating