Easy Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

Happy February! Today I’m sharing how to make a EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert with my KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer! I hope you’ll enjoy this elegant recipe! I can’t thank KitchenAid enough for sending me one (my favorite color, Twilight Blue), that today I’m giving one away to one lucky reader!

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

But first, I can just feel a little bit love in the air today, and I don’t want to miss out! There’s so much beauty around us, in chocolate recipe videos and red hearts, but also so much love with the people and communities that surround us. I’m taking a personal challenge to love people more this month, listen more, and be empathetic to views and ideas, even though they may be different than my own.

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

Friends, do you ever feel you are in survival mode, over-busy, or raising kids, or working full time? You find yourself holding your breath, and then at the end of the day, you give a sigh of relief … you made it through the day?

For me, I’m trying to focus more on intention. And one of those intentions is to be more purposeful with hospitality.

Since my blog is about encouraging you to step out and make that invite, I hope you get one dinner date on the calendar this month. You may want to try this pavlova recipe today, or this Strawberry Cream Shortbread Dessert, or even this Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad, or using my Twilight Blue mixer, you can whip up this BEST Cranberry (try Raspberry) Grape Walnut Salad!

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

This EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert recipe, one that I included in my book many moons ago, is super easy to prepare with your KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer.

But first, what is a pavlova? Easy. It’s a dessert consisting of a meringue base or shell, filled with whipped cream and fruit.

Put it in the oven, and walk away for hours.

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

Love is in the air!

Pull out of the oven; garnish with strawberries (didn’t I say LOVE was in the air? who doesn’t love strawberries in February?), whipped cream, and serve!

I don’t want to miss out on the beauty of having people into my home.

And I want to make it easy for you, too!

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert


contest CLOSED – winner has been chosen: Elle (#1333)

My giveaway today consists of (ONE) KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer in your choice of color! (All colors are subject to availability.)

That’s right – what’s your favorite color? What matches your kitchen that will be pretty on the counter, but more than that, a functional small appliance that will get used quite often?

Lastly, comment to win (and please use the Rafflecopter):

For the month of February, what would be your favorite dessert to make in a new mini mixer?

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contest CLOSED – winner has been chosen: Elle (#1333)

All colors are subject to availability. The prizes include: (1) KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer. Giveaway runs between [2/7/17] and [2/21/17]. Grand Prize Winner will be announced [2/23/17]. Limited to United States residents only.

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

EASY Strawberry Pavlova Dessert


  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional)
  • 4 cups strawberries, sliced


  1. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a large bowl, with an electric mixer, until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Beat in cornstarch, vinegar and vanilla just until blended.
  2. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil, spread meringue into a rectangle, with a raised edge, and a slight indentation in the center.
  3. Bake in a preheated 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) oven until firm to the touch, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. When ready to serve, peel place meringue on a serving plate. Cut strawberries into halves or slices, if large. Whip cream until stiff peaks form, adding powdered sugar (orange liqueur optional).
  6. Spread whipped cream over meringue, leaving edge of meringue visible. Top with strawberries. Cut into squares to serve.


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This post is sponsored by KitchenAid; this giveaway is limited to United States Residents only.

Easy Strawberry Pavlova Dessert

204 comments on “Easy Strawberry Pavlova Dessert”

  1. My favorite dessert to make in a mini mixer would be Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze.

  2. The “Pin this image on Pinterest” entry doesn’t work on the Rafflecopter form.

  3. would love to make a salted caramel pavlova

  4. I would make cupcakes!

  5. I would make brownies

  6. I would make strawberry cupcakes

  7. My favorite would be Banana Walnut bread. It takes real muscles to mix this and the mixer would make it much easier!!

  8. Your dessert looks delicious! I want to make my Carrot Cake recipe in this mixer! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  9. I would probably make cookies for my family in this mixer.

  10. Brownies are our favorite dessert at my house.

  11. I would make cupcakes with buttercream frosting. My mixer has not been doing well and a new mixer would be fabulous!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I would make this pavlova for my Easter lunch. Thanks for the recipe. 

  13. Anything that includes cacao!

  14. Chocolate chip cookies or red velvet cupcakes

  15. Heart shaped Macarons. Would love to win one of these mixers. 

  16. Chocolate covered strawberry cake!

  17. Traditionally it’s red velvet cake but I am going to try your pavlova. Looks so good!

  18. I would make my mother’s carrot cake for my grandson’s birthday! He never got to meet his great-grandmother.

  19. I really want to make cheesecake!

  20. I’d probably try making the Pavlova – never made one before, but your recipe gives me hope! Other than that – Valentine’s Day related sweets, of course!

  21. I would make a salted caramel chocolate tart.

  22. I love making iced sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day!

  23. I would make some yummy cookies for valentines day!

  24. I’ve been hankering for a good old fashioned chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. 

  25. I would love to make the Strawberry Pavlova Dessert that you are featuring!  It looks so yummy, and a stand mixer would be the PERFECT way to make it in my kitchen!!

  26. Brownies!!! 

  27. Perfect to use to make a birthday treat for my husband this month!

  28. Frosted sugar cookies.

  29. Sugar cookies and also the icing for them. 

  30. I would make cupcakes.

  31. The first time I ate Pavlova I was in heaven. I need to try making it.

    I think I would make Molten lava cakes or the brownie layered torte everyone loves

  32. Heart shaped brownies.

  33. Some old timer raspberry meringue drop cookies!

  34. I would make Valentines Day cake pops.

  35. Boston cream pie!

  36. I would love to make this strawberry desert – and everything I can with the mixer!

  37. Red Velvet cake – Mark’s fav!

  38. Oh this is it! I’m definitely making this pavlova recipe for Valentines. Thank you!

  39. Fresh Whip Cream for my Hungarian chocolate torte!

  40. We love dark chocolate pecan brownies.

  41. I have so many recipes I would love to make with a new mixer! Valentines or not!!! ???

  42. I would make anything with CHOCOLATE! ? Then, I’d make my Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls! 

  43. This mixer would definitely inspire me to bake more which would make my husband’s fierce sweet tooth extremely happy! 

  44. I would love to make chocolate sugar cookies.

  45. I hope this is the right place to comment. I couldn’t find a “rafflecopter.”

    We love éclair cake – this would be wonderful for that in February!!

  46. red velvet cake balls

  47. I would make use it to make my husband his favorite dessert – wacky cake!

  48. It would be fun to make my own Valentine Day candies.

  49. I would love the matte gray and would make cupcakes!

  50. I would make a vanilla heart cake for my hubby for valentines day.

  51. coffee cake

  52. This looks so yummy!

  53. I would make my mom’s sugar cookies!!

  54. Boccone Dolce!  its one of my hubby’s favorite desserts. 

  55. I would say chocolate lava cakes!

  56. Angelfood cake.

  57. I would make ciabatta bread!

  58. some coconut cookies

  59. I would love to make mini angel food cakes with fresh Strawberries and whipped Cream. Then Some Mini Bread

  60. I would make some Valentines Day inspired doughnuts.

  61. We always make Pavolva for Easter with home made lemon curd!
    In Feb I like to make something chocolately, probably home made ores. They are divine and put the store bought version to shame.

  62. Lemon cheesecake Pie, family favorite.

  63. I would make brownies.

  64. I would make sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day.

  65. Brownies would be my favorite.

  66. I would love to make a nice black forest cake with the new blender.

  67. Id love to make a chocolate eclair

  68. I would love to make cheesecake!

  69. Strawberry cake with a light frosting. 

  70. In a new mixer, what I’d like to bake in February is Red Velvet Cake or cupcakes.

  71. I would make a cake , my aunt’s recipe, with seafoam frosting.

  72. I think that I would use a mixer this month to make lovely light towering Angel Food Cake, and THEN whip real cream to eat it with. I hate Angel Food Cake from stores, lord knows what they put in it to make it so terrible and give it a bad name, but a real Angel Food cake made from scratch (which is quite easy if you have the machine) is heavenly – just as the name would indicate.

  73. strawberry shortcake is my favorite to make!

  74. Banana cake with cream cheese frosting

  75. My mom used to make a recipe called “Cherries in the Snow.” It starts with meringue and is topped with a whipping cream, cream cheese, and mini marshmallows mixture. Right before serving, you spoon cherry pie filling over it. Very pretty, and DELICIOUS!!

  76. I would love to make some peanut butter cup brownies!

  77. I like to make a red velvet cake roll with a cream cheese filling.

  78. I would make some chocolate chip cookies.

  79. I would make brownies

  80. I would love to make brownies with nuts, yum!

  81. I would make strawberry ice cream.

  82. Blueberry crumb cake

  83. Lemon meringue pie!

  84. I would make angel food cake!

  85. I’d pick the red one because its my favorite color! Since February is my birthday month, I would make myself a birthday cake with my new mixer! Thank you ! 

  86. Love strawberry cheesecake

  87. I would make a lemon poppy seed cake.

  88. buttered rum bundt cake! yeah, i’d make that and brownies…gotta have brownies! ?

  89. I would love to make an Angel food cake!

  90. Actually, Pavlova is one of my absolute favorites! So meringues, either in Pavlova form or miniatures to fill with strawberries and cream! The Kitchenaid mini is too adorable!

  91. I would make as many things as possible including all your yummy recipes!  

  92. I would love to make some strawberry tarts.

  93. I would make strawberries Romanov (off) – doesn’t matter how to spell it, it’s my favorite for Valentine’s Day!

  94. This pavlova looks like a wonderful way to break in a new mixer! I’d love to make it for a (late) Valentine’s dessert.

  95. My all time favorite dessert is Pavlova! But my daughter and I love to make cookies together.

  96. My first thought was strawberry cheesecake but after seeing this simple delicious recipe above I would try it first…..YUMMY!!!!!!

  97. I’ve always wanted to try to make a pavlova. Your recipe seems easy and is inspiring me to go ahead and just make one.

  98. I would learn how to bake cakes. I have never been successful in my half-hearted attempts, and I am ready to learn!

  99. Butter cookies for Valentines Day for my Gal Valentine celebration

  100. anything with chocolate.

  101. I saw these mini mixers yesterday at Target and they were adorable, I love that they don’t take up so much room. I would make a Valentine’s Day Sponge Cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

  102. I would make some cheesecake!

    to try this out

  104. Oh mine would be chocolate chip cookies…they always spread the love!  :)

  105. Cherry cheese ohhhh and peanut frosting for brownies! 

  106. My favorite dessert ever, and I’ve never made it! Will definitely do so this weekend–thanks for the great recipe!

  107. I would make heart shaped sugar cookies with frosting for my daughters class ??? #ilovevalentinesday 

  108. I think I would try making custard pie. This would be so much fun to use!

  109. I would make white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies with cranberries.

  110. I would make lovely ❤️ heart cookies with my girls to share with their classmates and teachers!  I would make a variety of sugar, oatmeal, and chocolate chip cookies in heart shapes!

  111. I would make a chocolate mousse!

  112. I want to make a strawberry cheesecake.

  113. i would love to make some homemaid lemon cake!

  114. I would love to make a chocolate torte.

  115. I would make a delicious chocolate valentine’s cake for my sweetie.

  116. I would make a carrot cake for my husband for valentines Day!

  117. My family and friends love homemade cinnamon rolls. I would love a mixer for the dough! For Valentines I shape the rolls into hearts.

  118. Cheesecake!

  119. I would make some yummy breads for our raining season here in Washington state and a chocolate goodie for my hubs for valentines day oh,my goodness sakes, I don’t even have a decent mixer! would love to win this Kitchenaid mixer!

  120. I would love to make Strawberry Shortcake with the mini mixer.

  121. I love pavlova! I would try making some bread with a dough hook. Never done that before!

  122. I’d make huckleberry apple pie

  123. I’d like to make a small batch of aquafaba pink heart meringues for Tuesday evening!

  124. Fresh Fruit with Ice cream!

  125. I have never tried Pavlova but it looks and sounds so delicious. I would definitely make mini strawberry cheesecakes with fresh whipped cream. I also really love mini cherry hand pies!

  126. Maybe strawberry cheesecake.

  127. I would make whipped cream for pound cake with strawberries.

  128. I would love to make a neapolitan cake!!! 

  129. I would like to make a chocolate cake with raspberry filling.

  130. My daughter and I have been wanting to attempt macaroons!

  131. My favorite dessert to make would be Red Velvet cupcakes and Cream Cheese frosting!

  132. I would make a chocolate cake from scratch with cream cheese frosting!!!

  133.  I would make cinnamon rolls!

  134. I would make chocolate pound cake with homemade whip cream and strawberries! 

  135. I would make cream puffs filled with fresh strawberries and cream oh yum

  136. The new dessert that I am trying to master. The Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. What I’ve made so far was good, but last time was over cooked and my spring form pan leaked and let water in the bottom. I’ll get it down, eventually!

  137. Some shortbread cookies! Also been wanting to try a chocolate chip baguette recipe!

  138. Well that pavlova looks so delicious that I might actually make that with a new mixer :)

  139. I would love to make my family a chocolate cake with buttercream icing!  

  140. I would love to make a red velvet cake topped with berries.

  141. I’d like to a make cherry cheese pie.

  142. My new favorite Apple Dapple Cake

  143. I would make my apple walnut cake with Apple cider glaze. The smell of the the cinnamon, apples and vanilla throughout the home while this cake bakes is intoxicating. It warms your soul as the snow falls outside and the woodstove warms the sleeping kitty.

  144. I would like to make a strawberry cheesecake with a chocolate crust.

  145. Wow..late to the giveaway..so busy..happy I went through my emails tonight.
    Well..it the month of love..so my honey will want me to bake either strawberry cinnamon rolls, Black Forest cake or my famous red velvet..his choice..and of course from scratch.
    Thanks! ❤️??

  146. I like to make brownies.

  147. I love to make a Blitz Torte

  148. I’d make delicious strawberry tarts if I won this beautiful mixer!

  149. I would love to make a red velvet cake!

  150. I would make my best peanut butter cookies!

  151. Cookies

  152. Lovely giveaway offer, I like the red, and would love to make a great meringue.

  153. I would make mini cheesecake bites with berry toppings.

  154. I’d make coconut cake:)

  155. I would make some pretty macaroons :)

  156. Probably start with soapas for some beans and chile! I got my boyfriend one but I’m still mixerless!

  157. Which image do you want pinned? The link in Rafflecopter doesn”t work.

  158. I would make poundcake. I would be in the kitchen all the time

  159. OOPS, can’t figure out how to correct wrong URL for Pinterest

  160. I would love a strawberry cake with strawberry icing – one of my favorites!

  161. The kids want to make chocolate cakes and cookies. We would make those first.

  162. Banana Pudding sounds good.

  163. I would make Sour Cream Pound Cake.

  164. I would love to use it to make whoopie pies.

  165. I would love to make brownies

  166. I would make mini lemon cheesecakes.

  167. Looks fantastic

  168. Strawberry cake with cream cheese icing

  169. Cookies are always at the top of my list for treats.

  170. Pecan Pie Cookie Bars!

  171. I love making cheesecake but who are we kidding the possibilities are endless.

  172. My fave dessert is Black Magic Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting.

  173. Chocolate laden brownies for sure – even I can make these successfully!

  174. I would make brownies.

  175. I make the softest sugar cookies in the shape of hearts with pink icing. They are delicious!

  176. I would like to make homemade whip cream!!

  177. I would make oatmeal raisin cookies.

  178. I would make some double chocolate brownies.

  179. I would make iced sugar cookies.

  180. I’d like to make double chocolate chip cookies

  181. I Would Make Strawberry Cheesecake!

  182. Mini strawberry short cakes! Yum!

  183. cheesecake

  184. A red velvet cake for sure!

  185. I would love to use this to make some homemade cheesecake. 

  186. Anything lemon and cheesecake is good for me. I will look for recipes to make if I win. Till then read you soon.

  187. thank you very much

  188. Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies!! TY so much for the chance!

  189. Brownies made with strawberries inside!

  190. I would make a lemon coconut cake!

  191. I would make a 3 layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting! 

  192. Well, I think for any holiday, you can never go wrong with cheesecake! It’s so easy to add different flavors to suite the holiday (or your taste buds).

  193. February is my birthday month so I would make my favorite chocolate cake!

  194. I would make chocolate cake

  195. Strawberry bundt cake with strawberries dripping off it

  196. A nice Birthday Cake!

  197. I would love to make a strawberry cheesecake.

  198. Carrot cake would be perfect

  199. A strawberry pizza!

  200. Our favorite dessert is definitely cup cakes but If I get very very lucky to win this DELICIOUS giveaway, I would make this amazing Pavlova Dessert. Thanks for the chance.

  201. I would make red velvet cupcakes.

  202. i would love to make banana nut muffins.

  203. I would love to make a sponge cake with strawberry filling!

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