A rich chocolate meringue layer cake. Chocolate meringue, layered with vanilla bean whipped cream, topped with raspberries and chocolate shavings.

A rich chocolate meringue layer cake. Chocolate meringue, layered with vanilla bean whipped cream, topped with raspberries and chocolate shavings.

This homemade chocolate pavlova recipe is a simple and easy recipe that takes just a few ingredients and looks gorgeous!

This homemade chocolate pavlova recipe is a simple and easy recipe that takes just a few ingredients and looks gorgeous!

mini cranberry, orange and chocolate pavlova's recipe.  FYI - Mini's are more like meringues, without the marshmallowy middle.

mini cranberry, orange and chocolate pavlova's recipe. FYI - Mini's are more like meringues, without the marshmallowy middle.

Chocolate Pavlova with Nutella and Strawberries « Love Swah – A Sydney food, travel and design blog

Chocolate Pavlova with Nutella and Strawberries « Love Swah – A Sydney food, travel and design blog

Chocolate Pavlova from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  This chocolate meringue dessert is so impressive topped with chocolate curls!

Chocolate Pavlova from JensFavoriteCookies.com - This chocolate meringue dessert is so impressive topped with chocolate curls!

Created by a hotel chef in the 1920s in honor of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova during one of her tours to Australia or New Zealand, a pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a soft and marshmallowy center and crisp outer shell, usually topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Created by a hotel chef in the 1920s in honor of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova during one of her tours to Australia or New Zealand, a pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a soft and marshmallowy center and crisp outer shell, usually topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

And of course, what else would I do with my leftover eggwhites but make a chocolate pavlova?! This recipe is great but neglects a key binding ingredient..1/4 tsp of cream of tartar and about 3/4 tsp of corn starch. Again, to avoid cracking, turn the heat off about an hour in, and leave pavlova to sit and cool.

And of course, what else would I do with my leftover eggwhites but make a chocolate pavlova?! This recipe is great but neglects a key binding ingredient..1/4 tsp of cream of tartar and about 3/4 tsp of corn starch. Again, to avoid cracking, turn the heat off about an hour in, and leave pavlova to sit and cool.

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