Individual Chocolate Pavlovas #SundaySupper


We have a such a great theme today for #SundaySupper (I know, I know I say that EVERY week), but seriously this week you will be hard pressed to find a recipe that doesn’t meet your dietary needs.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, egg-free, and even meat-free recipes are represented! While I know recipes are always adaptable, sometimes it’s just nice to have it right there in front of you!

I have to admit, I am blessed with a system that has no food allergies – only my own weird food quirks.  You know, stuff I never developed a taste for, or foods with weird textures.  Tell me I’m not the only one who has that issue?

Individual Chocolate Pavlovas #SundaySupper

I decided on these chocolate pavlovas mostly because I knew it would be easy to keep dairy free AND no way to mess up the gluten thing.  Pavlovas are so simple to put together and look absolutely elegant on the table.  They are perfect for summer too, as I like to top mine with plenty of fresh berries.  Did I mention they are technically fat-free as well?  Yes, despite the added sugar, it’s a fat-free recipe!  No guilt! A crunchy exterior with a soft marshmallow like interior, it’s hard to resist. 

Individual Chocolate Pavlovas #SundaySupper

Individual Chocolate Pavlovas #SundaySupper
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  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 275 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg whites in the bowl of your stand mixer and let sit for 15-20 minutes until they come to room temperature.
  3. With the whisk attachment, start the mixer on a low speed and whisk for 2-3 minutes until the eggs begin to get frothy.
  4. Increase the speed slightly and continue to whisk for another 2 minutes. The eggs should be gaining volume and start to turn white. Add the vinegar at this point.
  5. Whisk for another minute or so and then increase the speed to high. With the motor running, add the cornstarch and salt and then slowly pour in the sugar. Finally beat in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
  6. Continue to beat until the egg whites are glossy and have reached a stiff peak. To check you have a stiff peak, lift up the whisk attachment from your mixer and if the peaks stay, you are good to go.
  7. Spoon your egg whites onto the prepared baking sheet into 6 circles, creating a well in the center of each.
  8. Bake for one hour or until the outside is no longer sticky and the edges just begin to brown.
  9. Prop your oven open and let the pavlovas cool completely inside before removing them.
  10. Serve with fresh berries on top.
  11. Store any additional pavlovas in an airtight container.
Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate

Individual Chocolate Pavlovas #SundaySupper

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37 thoughts on “Individual Chocolate Pavlovas #SundaySupper

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  2. Renee

    I’ve been looking for a pavlova recipe for a long time. I had one at a wine tasting and heard how they can be difficult to make. I can’t see any difficulty with yours. Bookmarked so I can make my first pavlovas with this recipe.

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  8. Helene D'souza

    Indeed Susan your pavlova look limp smacking good! You know there is a house free for rent in the neighborhood, you could be my neighbor and I d come every day to have those. 😉 Happy weekend!

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  13. Diana @GourmetDrizzles

    Simply stunning! I can’t believe these beauties are fat free, and w/your great instructions, don’t sound too difficult. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  20. Soni

    Ooh these sound and look amazing!And guilt free too!!Totally my kind of dessert then and I cannot wait to try 🙂 Never made Pavlova, but you might have inspired me 🙂

  21. Liz

    My whole family loves pavlovas! I must make your minis over the summer…gorgeous topped with those ripe, juicy berries!

  22. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    High five, girl – I’m the same as you, thankfully no allergies or medical conditions that prevent me from eating certain foods. I’m a pretty picky eater but I’d have no problems wolfing these pavlovas down. Yay for fat-free! They look beautiful, especially with all the healthy fruit piled on top.

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