4 ingredient simple pavlova

Simple 4 Ingredient Pavlova

This simple pavlova recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is easy to make!

As an Australian, I grew up loving pavlova as the go to dessert for any occasion. I was also told it was a tough one to master, but taught myself pretty early to make an awesome pavlova.

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My go to simple 4 ingredient pavlova is pretty easy to master… But I’ve had a few disasters over the years too. Once I made something that resembled a meringue pancake after my mixer died mid mix. Eeeek! Plus a super hot fan forced oven for the past 5 years meant lots of marshmallow, little crunch. But hello shiny new oven!

Tips For Making A Pavlova

There are keys to pavlova success though:

Slow oven (low heat) to get the signature crunch
Have a good electric mixer and mix til stiff & glossy
Fresh eggs and be very careful separating egg whites
Leave to cool in oven as sudden temperature change can cause it to crack

how to make a pavlova

How To Make Pavlova


  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup caster sugar
simple pavlova

Simple Pavlova Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Line round baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Separate egg whites into clean, large bowl and mix until soft peaks form.
  3. Mix in cornflour, vinegar or lemon juice and caster sugar and best until stiff glossy peaks form. This usually takes around 10 minutes.
  4. Spread mix in circle shape on tray, using spatula to create peaks around edges.
  5. Bake in low oven for 1 and a half hours or until dry to touch.
  6. Leave pavlova in oven to cool, with door slightly ajar.
  7. Top with whipped cream and your choice of filling, such as fresh fruit, chocolate, or mint. My grapes and Cadbury flake mix was a little strange but did the job. Fresh strawberries is always a winner.
4 ingredient simple pavlova

If you are looking for another super indulgent treat, how about a turkish delight and cherry ripe chocolate slice? Or perhaps a Nutella mug cake is more your style.

What is your favourite dessert?

15 thoughts on “Simple 4 Ingredient Pavlova”

    1. It’s so great once you create a good one. I won’t say it gets easy but it certainly becomes a much less daunting dessert to make and everyone loves you when you bring one haha good luck :)

  1. Your pavlova looks delicious and simple to make. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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