Layered Chocolate Pavlova Recipe

This rich, chocolatey pavlova will impress at your next dinner party.

-4 large eggs, room temperature -1 cup granulated sugar -1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sieved -1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar -½ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped + -extra for decoration -2 ½ cups whipping cream -½ teaspoon vanilla extract -½ cup milk chocolate, melted

INGREDIENTS

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INSTRUCTION

Preheat oven to 350 F and line large tray with parchment. Add egg whites to a clean mixing bowl without the yolks. Beat stiff and foamy.  

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STEP  1 .

Gradually add sugar spoonfuls until meringue is thick and glossy. Turning the bowl upside down keeps ready meringue at the bottom.  

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STEP 2.

If the mixture feels gritty when touched, beat for a few more minutes until silky. Fully mix sugar. Stir in cocoa powder, balsamic vinegar, and chopped dark chocolate. 

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STEP 3.

No need to overmix—meringues can be different colors. Mount two fat, equal-sized meringue circles on the baking tray.  

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STEP 4.

Smooth and shape the meringues with a spoon, then bake at 300 F. Let meringues cook for an hour. Turn off the oven and slightly open the door after an hour. 

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STEP 5.

Leave the meringues to cool completely before removing them from the oven. Add vanilla extract to thickened whipping cream in a clean bowl. 

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STEP 6.

One pavlova meringue and half the whipped cream on a plate or cake stand. After melting the cacao, add the second pavlova meringue, rest, and cream. Instantly serve chocolate-shaved pavlova.  

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See Also

Orange Layer Cake Recipe