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Summer Berries Pavlova Cake #SummerDessertWeek

Summer Berries Pavlova Cake: Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

This recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies, but as always opinions are 100% mine.


Summer Berries Pavlova Cake - Home Sweet Homestead #SummerDessertWeek Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

Are you looking to make a cake that's unique and a little different, as well as gluten and dairy free? Then look no further, because not only is this summer berries pavlova cake all of the above, but it's surprising easy to make, delicious, and the perfect summertime dessert.

And, It can also be made in advance! Both the pavlova layers and coconut whipped cream can be made in the morning, then all you have to do is assemble the cake right before serving.

Summer Berries Pavlova Cake: Home Sweet Homestead #SummerDessertWeek Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

Today is the start of this year’s much anticipated #SummerDessertWeek! The next six days is going to be filled with yummy summertime dessert recipes that I know you'll love. Plus, you all know there's going to be an amazing giveaway too!

There are some fabulous items up for grabs this year, so make sure to enter for your chance to win down below!

Home Sweet Homestead Summer Berries Pavlova Cake #SummerDessertWeek Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

Traditional pavlova is a single layer dessert that uses whipped cream as a topping. I decided to use coconut whipped cream to make it dairy free, and layered two pavlova together to make it look more like an actual cake.

I was rewarded with a beautiful pavlova cake, that is easy enough to make for your family, but impressive looking enough to serve to guests. Serve it with additional whipped cream and fruit on the side, so everyone can add extra to their serving if they would like. It's the perfect light ending to your summer cookouts.

Home Sweet Homestead Summer Berries Pavlova Cake #SummerDessertWeek #DixieCrystals Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

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Home Sweet Homestead - Summer Berries Pavlova Cake #SummerDessertWeek Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

Did you know? Pavlova was created in honor of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in the 1920’s, while she was touring through New Zealand.


Printable recipe

Summer Berries Pavlova Cake

Ingredients

Pavlova
4 large Egg Whites, at room temperature
1 cup Sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Coconut Whipped Cream
1 - 13.5 ounce can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated for 24 hours
2 - 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Assorted Fresh Berries
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

Directions

For The Pavlova
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F, with rack in center of oven.
Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and and salt and beat until stiff peaks form and sugar is completely dissolved. (about 10 minutes).
Sift the cornstarch through a fine mesh sieve over the whipped egg whites, then add the vinegar and gently fold to incorporate.
Divide meringue evenly into two piles onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, and smooth them with a spatula into evenly sized circles.
Bake for one hour, then turn oven off and allow pavlova to cool in the oven, with the door closed.

For The Coconut Whipped Cream
Once the pavlova is completely cooled, place a mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
Carefully remove the coconut milk from the refrigerator without shaking or tipping it, and remove the top of the can. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the thick layer of coconut cream that has separated at the top of the can, and transfer it to the chilled mixing bowl.
Beat on medium speed until it becomes smooth. Gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla, and whip until fluffy. (2 - 4 minutes)

To Assemble the Pavlova Cake
Place the first pavlova layer on a cake stand or serving plate.
Spread half of the coconut whipped cream over the top of the pavlova, then top with the second pavlova layer. Spread the remaining coconut whipped cream over the top of the pavlova, then top with mixed berries and fresh mint if desired.

April's tips:
  • Bring the eggs to room temperature before making the meringue. 
  • Make sure that the mixing bowl and beaters are very clean. Chilling them both makes whipping the egg whites much easier. 
  • Add the sugar very slowly to the egg whites while beating. About a tablespoon at a time is best. 
  • Brands do matter when it comes to canned coconut milk. The cheaper ones are just that, cheap, and taste nothing like a good quality coconut milk does. Plus, the cheaper brands won't give you as much solid coconut cream once chilled.
  • Feel free to replace the coconut whipped cream with regular whipped cream. Of course the recipe will no longer be dairy free.
  • Use your choice of fruit to top the cake. Chopped peaches, mango, pineapple, cherries, or kiwi would be equally tasty.


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Summer Berries Pavlova Cake Home Sweet Homestead #SummerDessertWeek Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!



There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker


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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips

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Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!

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Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event #SummerDessertWeek, but all opinions are 100% mine!

We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Home Sweet Homestead: Summer Berries Pavlova Cake #SummerDessertWeek Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside meringue, coconut whipped cream, and fresh summer berries come together to make a deliciously beautiful dessert, that couldn't be easier to make!

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17 comments:

  1. I love this dessert! I love the addition of the coconut whipped cream! That sounds like a perfect compliment to the berries!

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  2. Pavlova is one of my favoie summer desserts. Love the berries topping yours!

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  3. I love this cake! I also loved reading the history of it.

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  4. Oh cool! I'd really like to try this out as a surprise treat for my family. I'm having so much fun with summer desserts!

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  5. What a perfect summer dessert.

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  6. this is a dessert I have never tried before but it looks amazing

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  7. Love the originality of using coconut cream. I bet that adds a lovely flavor!

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  8. So many fantastic berries piled high, oooo it just looks fantastic and super tasty!

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  9. I love this recipe. The little change-up with the coconut milk is fabulous.

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  10. Coconut whipped cream would be delicious on a pavlova. This looks like a perfect summer dessert!

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  11. Pavlova is totally on my wish list to make. Yours looks perfect.

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  12. Pavlova is on my to make list! Thanks for sharing how to do it

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  13. Your Pavlova is so full of flavor and love the fresh berries! A perfect summer dessert!

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  14. Coconut sounds like a great idea for pavlova!

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  15. I've never had pavlova before, but yours looks wonderful!

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  16. Beautiful and so inspiring --- thinking of all the fruits that would be lovely used in this heavenly creation. I want to make this, and I've been meaning to try the coconut whipped 'cream' so that's an extra plus to this recipe.

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  17. Pavlova always looks so difficult but so elegant. I have got to try this. It looks super delicious.

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