Gluten and Dairy Free Black Forest Pavlova


serves / makes 8
40 prep time
40 mins cooking time


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 375ml dairy free whipping cream
  • 200g mixed berries
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to180 oC
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and draw an 8” circle on the paper, I use this as a guide to what size the meringue base should be
  3. Put the egg whites in a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form
  4. Gradually add the caster sugar, cocoa powder and cornflour while constantly whisking the mixture
  5. The meringue should form stiff peaks and be glossy
  6. Place the meringue onto the baking sheet and shape into the circle marked on the paper
  7. Using a spatula, run it up the outside edge from the bottom to top all round the meringue, this strengthens the sides
  8. Flatten the top with a spatula
  9. Place in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes
  10. Turn off the oven and open the door but leave the meringue in the oven until it cools
  11. Spoon the whipped cream on top of the meringue once it has cooled completely
  12. Decorate with the berries and chocolate chips and serve immediately