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Pavlova (All in one)

By Warren Hancock
Pavlova (All in one)
12 servings
  • 164 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 1 hrs
  • Serves

    4 egg whites
    1 1/2 cups Chelsea Caster Sugar
    2 tbsp boiling water
    1 tsp vinegar (I use malt vinegar)
    1 tsp vanilla essence


    Put all ingredients into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 10 minutes. Heap onto a greased baking tray and bake at 140 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 120 degrees for a further 30 minutes. Turn off oven and leave pavlova for 1 hour before taking it out. (This recipe has never failed me.) No more having to worry about folding ingredients into egg whites.

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Average Rating
(164 reviews)

Absolutely the best pav recipe so easy just put all in one bowl and mix, beautiful recipe. Definitely a winner in my household. My go to recipe for pavlova!! Thank you.

Made today. Based on some other reviews I only put in 1.25 cups sugar. I'm not good at baking but this was so easy and was a great success. Much nicer than bought ones. Would definitely make again.

Easy and successful every time

I’ll never make a Pav any other way. This is so easy and works superbly. Great result.

I had never made a Pav prior to this recipe, always seemed like a far too precious effort haha. I have used this for so many occasions now and it's always a win. Also a big fan of not having to use so many eggs with their current price. And being able to just throw it all in the bowl at once, awesome! It is sweet, but we use cream and passionfruit pulp on top and it easily evens that out no problem. We use mix level 5 on our stand alone mixer, perfect every time.

After 20 minutes of beating it’s still grainy with the sugar a real Nono for pav

So simple and success at last! After years of trying to make a decent pav I have finally found the foolproof superb Pavlov a recipe.

This Pavlova never fails me. I’ve been making it for years and get so many compliments - some people have even paid me to make them.

If you don’t have a stand mixer don’t even bother and if you like those weird scrambled egg type pavs from the supermarket this one probably won’t come out to your liking.

Don’t underbeat it. You need to be able to rub a small amount of mixture between your fingers and not feel any sugar granules or else it will seep.

If you get any yolk in your egg mix you will need to start over and make sure to use fresh room temperature eggs or it will crack and sink.

Great not having to worry about betting egg whites to the right stage.
Recipe worked really well, marshmallowly inside with a crunchy crust outside. It was just far too sweet, so less sugar next time.
Did have some weeping, so would add cornstarch. would definitely recommend this recipe though.

Was a flop, like the other one with 6 eggs better but found 2 cups sugar way too sweet, will make that one again with less sugar, it was amazing, this one was not crispy, just marshmallowy = very disappointing…..


The pav was very runny. Ended up with a flat pavalova. Any tips?

Great recipe. Makes baking a pavlova easy.

Has worked everytime for me.
I always use large metal bowl and give the bowl and beaters a clean with white vinegar to make sure there is no fat residue which may cause a pav to not thicken.
Even 1.5x the mix as I had extra egg whites from creme Brulee came out great.

Delicious and tasty

Fabulous - I've never had this recipe fail and believe me, I've tried! (I'm not the most accurate of recipe followers haha) This recipe has earned me so many compliments, some friends now call me 'Queen of Pav'. Thank you, I owe my crown to this recipe!!!

I loved this recipe. I've made many pavs in my day, this one is fail-proof. Delish!!

This recipe was super easy to make with a stand mixer. It looked great in the oven but deflated a little and cracked a lot on cooling. Then the bottom leaked so there was no crisp bottom crust. It think it’s important to stop beating as soon as the mixture is stiff and glossy, ten minutes was too long for mine in a stand mixer on high speed. And I would add some cornflour next time to stabilize it. Right, off to the kitchen to try again.

Fantastic recipe! Tried it the first time as an experiment and have made it 6-8 times since, hasn't failed once. Gets rave reviews every time (plenty of crunch on the outside and lots of marshmallow inside) and the recipe has been shared with many. It's now my husband's signature dish, couldn't be easier :-)

Never failed!!! Thank you so much

Excellent pav first time, love this recipe will definitely use it again

This is the perfect recipe for beginner pavlova makers. So easy and yummy

Tried it just to see and it worked!! My handheld electric beater was pretty hot at the end so maybe a freestanding cake mixer would be the go. Crunchy outside and marshmellow centre. Everyone loved it.

Easiest pav recipe ever.

This is the best recipe I've used.
2nd pavlova this year I highly recommend

It was beautiful when I put it in the oven and came out flat as a pancake. Not happy. No stars for you

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! It’s my mums birthday tomorrow and I needed an easy pavlova! Your a life saver!

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! It’s my mums birthday tomorrow and I needed an easy pavlova! Your a life saver!

Just made my 2nd in 3 days. Just love the simplicity of this recipe. Both times - perfect success!!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Tried this and was pleasantly surprised. Complete success and everyone loved it!

Has never failed me yet. Just in the process of making for Christmas Day..

Always a winner.

Used this recipe 3 times now. Wouldnt use any other now. Perfect everytime!

all I can say after just eating was wayyyy too sweet if we make again I'd halve the sugar otherwise worked perfectly mixed 10 mins in my electric mixer nice and thick and shiny followed all instructions for cooking...but I have a sweet tooth and found that extremely sweet

Was my first ever attempt got 10 out of 10 from hubby and BFF. Thanks for a great easy to follow recipe.

Never has failed me
Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle

Amazing! I always get an amazing pavlova when I use this recipe.

Absolutely love this so easy
Make always on special occasions yummmm

Warren is correct this is the easiest never fail best ever recipe I make it every Christmas and I love it!

This recipe was recommended by my workmate and it's the best. When I baked pav for the first time, it came out perfect. I've been making this several times already because my family love it. They always nailed it. Thank you so much for the recipe. And oh, I've been sharing this recipe to my other friends as well.

Warren is a genius, no faff, easy, quick and absolutely the most perfect pav I've ever made. So nice we've had 3 in 3 weeks

I have used this recipe for ever it is amazing and so easy just saw some comments from some people saying how their mixture was runny and not thickening and know the reason this has happened is because they have accidentally let some yolk get into the mix

Didn't work. Needs cornflour or perhaps the ingredients to be folded in rather than thrown together and beaten. This recipe made my pavlova flat so I needed to make another.

Easiest, most fail proof pav recipe ever! It has never failed and easy, even the kids can make it.

Excellent recipe thanks. Has never failed.

This was so easy to make and came out beautifully. Made it for my Husbands birthday and everyone loved it. Thanks for a super easy recipe.

It's my first time baking pav and it's a success. My family devour it in less than 2 hours. The recipe is very easy to follow. I won't buy pavlova during Christmas anymore. I can make one anytime. Thank you so much for the recipe.

I was not so sure about it

Amazing.. First time ever making a pavlova and it turned out great. My kids don’t like fruit on pav so it’s the chocolate topping this time..

I tried this twice and it didn’t work, it wouldn’t thicken

It was horrible didn’t get fluffy. I didn’t do anything wrong.
I highly don’t recommend this recipe

Made this once and was thrilled with the result!

This is the first pav recipe that has worked for me and I love that all the ingredients go in at once. Perfect results.

This was fantastic. Best pav I have made and super easy.

Pavlova Recipe
By Warren Hancock

I definitely recommend this recipe. I loved it. It turned out really well. It was easy and simple to follow the instructions. I have used this recipe twice both times it has worked and I have had compliments about how tasty and yummy the pavlova was. This recipe caught my eye because of the lovely picture on the front cover.

The first time I made It was to take it to a friend's house, the second time I made it was for my grandparents when they came to stay. I had to read the recipe very carefully because pavlovas can be very tricky to bake.

I had a bit of trouble with this recipe. I found that the mixture stayed runny after 10 minutes of mixing with my electric mixer. What do you think I could of done wrong?

Excellent recipe! Works perfectly every time. I use fan bake.

This recipe was bang on and soooo easy to do never made pav before and it was primo beautiful marshmallow held its form perfectly
Willnever buy a pav again

This Christmas is the first time I have made pavlova, I used your recipe, it turned out that good my son wants me to make it at least once a week. I love how quick and easy it is to make

absolutely devine. I made 2 pavlovas using this one and your all in one recipe to get other peoples feed back on them. Both got rave reviews and both so easy to make as I made them at 4 am of the morning needed

Used for family christmas lunch. All enjoyed it

quick and delicious

Was a flop for me. Followed recipe to the last detail, left in the oven for the whole hour to cool beat for the exact 10 minutes, looked great! Took it out of the oven and it slowly deflated. Thank the lord for cream.

Super easy and never fails..!!! Wouldn't use any other recipe again..!! Just making it now for a Pavlova Christmas Wreath. Merry Christmas everyone :)

Wow! Made this last night as a trial for Christmas Day, very impressed. Much more successful than my traditional pavs made in the past.

Can't believe it was so easy to just put everything in at once. The pav looks great.

This was my first time making a pav and this recipe was super easy and gave a great result! I used a lower temp (120c, then down to 100c) because my oven runs a bit hot, and there were a few surface cracks, but overall a great result.

I usually make concrete block pavlovas. So I love this recipe which was crispy on the outside and marshmallowy inside.

This is my "go to" for family and friends .... just never fails and so delicious. Have converted non pavlova diners even !! Wonder if this recipe can be successfully doubled please Chelsea?

So easy to follow and beautiful result

Excellent recipe! Love this, turned out amazing. I was a bit dubious about whether this would be grainy with all the sugar in at once but I needn’t have worried. We are never buying a pav again! Lovely crunchy outside and beautifully soft and delicious inside. I baked it at 140 fan bake and tuned oven off after an hour and left it overnight.

Fab recipe! I was worried it would be small with just 4 eggs, but served 12 of us easily. It was the easiest pav I've ever made and is lovely crispy and crunchy with marshmallow interior and no weeping. Yum!

Such an easy recipe - hardest part is the sore arm from beating with the electric beater for ten mins straight. Made enough for 8 servings plus a bit left over. Crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle.

Perfect crunchy top marshmallow centre. Spreads to make a large pav

Omg it's so easy to make, and the pavlova tasted divine

Awesome! I love the recipes

I love these recipes they are so quick and good to use and the food taste 120%

Since I found this recipe, it's the only one I ever use. So easy, and always a success! I just thought it was time I wrote a review.

This recipe has never failed me and so easy .

After beating, what should the mixture look like? Thanks

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, it should be thick, glossy and smooth!

i didn't work for me i have no answer even beating for 20 minutes it did not go together

I live in Singapore & this is the only pav recipe that works every single time, even with the humidity ( & no aircon) Warren - you are a legend.

this is an absolute no-brainer pavlova recipe that worked like a dream. Will definitely use this recipe from now on.

Best Pavlova recipe I have used. It's my go to recipe for all occasions. Thanks Warren.

Very easy to make and a show stopper. Yummy, thanks

Hi there. Should I adjust the temperatures or time when making mini pavlovas compared to one large pav?

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, you can leave the temperature the same. We'd recommend reducing the cooking time a little (this will depend on the size of your mini pavlovas).

Tried this and after 20 minutes of beating its still runny looks kinda like milk so throwing it out not sure how to fix it or what else to make

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Very easy and very reliable - I was churning them out at Christmastime!

Absolutely failsafe is right. Fantastic pav with the right amount of crunch and fluffiness without all the mucking around. After making this at Christmas I've had a lot of people ask me for the recipe.

Bad outcomes for a pavlova is due to 1) dirty bowl 2) dirty beater 3) yolk in the whites 4) eggs not room temperature 5) eggs are not fresh 6) didn't follow the instructions exactly.

I cooked it at 100c for a whole hour. The temp given made my pavs brown... BUT IT TRUELY IS THE PERFECT PAVLOVE, I cooked 17 Pavlovas for Christmas this past December 2020, for work break-ups and friends Christmas Dinners and once I sorted the heat problem... It was perfection every time. THANK YOU CHELSEA

Love this recipe !! So simple, and made a fabulous pavlova Christmas wreath.

Such an easy and perfect pav fir our Christmas day. Made in wreath shape and will decorate with sweet greek yoghurt, mango blueberries and passion fruit.
Can't wait!!

Amazing Pavlova, easy and was perfect. Thanks

This was fantastic so easy to make and just like the ones my mother in law used to make crunchy outside marshmallow inside , this is now the only recipe i would ever use.
thanks for the experience

OK I had my temps wrong, that is why my first one was tanned and thinner crust. I've redone it and.... PERFECTION. Thankyou Chelsea, you made me look great again

Yesterday, it came out thin crust and brown, but tasty, so tonight I will try it again but I'm going to cook it 100c for an hour and then sit for an hour. I hope it turns out great this time, I LOVE THE IDEA OF PUTTING ALL IN and no corn flour.

It is a great recipe. So easy and turns out great every time. Love it!!

This worked out so much better than I expected! So quick and easy with a lovely marshmallow centre and crispy edges!

I am a great pav maker and love the Perfect Pavlova recipe, but this one is so much easier and quicker. I also found that it makes more of the mixture. So this is now my personal favourite pav recipe. Loved It

Thanks, Chelsea sugar

This recipe is great. But why the vinegar? And remember to not open the door. This recipe is amazing.
CHELSEA SUGAR: Thanks for your kind feedback! Vinegar helps to stabilise the egg white foam :-)

I have been a really good pav maker but thought I would get with it and try something different...I had misgivings ...but I need not have worried it was a great success...

Love this recipe, first time I made pavlova I used this one. It is so simple and comes out perfect every time. Thanks Chelsea Sugar.

So easy and a marvellous result.
This recipe will go in my keep box.

This is soo easy, and comes out well every time.

My daughter is 13 and made this pavlova herself. Absolutely delicious and so easy. I have never made a pavlova in my life. But will definitely be making again. Covered in fresh cream and berries. Thanks Chelsea Sugar. Shared this recipe with several friends and family members.

My daughter is 13 and made this pavlova herself. Absolutely delicious and so easy. I have never made a pavlova in my life. But will definitely be making again. Covered in fresh cream and berries. Thanks Chelsea sugar. Shared this recipe with several friends and family members.

My daughter Is 13 and made this pavlova herself. Absolutely delicious and so easy. I have never made a pavlova in my life. But will definitely be making again. Covered in fresh cream and berries. Thanks Chelsea sugar. Shared this recipe with several friends and family members.

I read the reviews to this recipe, where Chelsea Sugar recommends baking at 120 for fan ovens for 30 mins, followed by 100 for another 30 mins, then presumably leave in the oven to cool as per the original recipe. The pavlova rose okay (nothing special, still relatively flat but bearable) but it’s nowhere near cooked through. The trouble is you can’t check it as you’ll let the heat out of the oven! I’ve put it back in to bake longer, but As it’s already party broken from trying to take it off the baking tray (that’s how I knew it wasn’t cooked) I’ll no doubt be crumbling it up to make Eton Mess instead. Very disappointing.

Just awesome
I've made 3 since lock down lol ,
Never ever would I buy one from a shop again!!

Easy and delicious.

Fantastic. Worked really well in kitchen aid.

What temp do you use for a fan bake oven? 110? 120?
Chelsea Sugar:
Bake at 120 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. The reduce heat to 100 degrees for a further 30 minutes.

Loved it. I made 9 mini pavs with this, too many for 2 people, so today I'm going to make it with 1/4 of the ingredients, I will always use this recipe, so easy.

Such an easy recipe turned out great nice and high. I was a bit worried as realised afterwards I had left out the water but didn't matter in end as it worked out perfectly. Will definitely use this recipe again

Excellent. Nice stiff peaks, not grainy and turned out awesome.

I had never made a Pavlova before and was a little anxious about messing it up.
Then I found this recipe! I have made three pavlovas in the last month and they have all been perfect. Soft gooey centre and crunchy outside.
I follow the recipe exactly and make sure everything I use, mixing bowl, utensils etc are very clean and dry.
So quick , easy and delicious . I highly recommend this recipe.

Fabulous recipe, I have never made a pavlova before this but made them for xmas day. I actually made single ones so people could choose from a selection of things to put on them.
Thankyou for this recipe, I have a daughter that is allergic to cornflour that most recipes have.

I wonder if the people who had a flop with this recipe either didn’t have a grease-free bowl or had a speck of egg yolk in with the whites.

Excellent pav, its the only way i like to make pav as i dont have the patience to make pav the traditional way. I use a glass jug and am able to leave my beater resting on the edge of it and walk away. Five stars for sure

I've been beating for 20 minutes and have stopped before I burn out the whisk. Waste of perfectly good ingredients. I suspect the recipe doesn't include all the information required for success. Very disappointed by the waste involved.

The most perfect Pavlova I have ever cooked... Made with my own hens eggs and Everybody loves it!!!

This was amazing loved it!!!!

I mixed all the ingredients together as it said, and after 15 minutes it just came out as a soupy mixture. I had to find a new recipe and I ended up not having enough time to make another one.

Can someone please tell me what the purpose of adding boiling water to Pav’s please? vs recipes without boiling water.
Thank You.
CHELSEA: the water helps the egg white keep its shape while cooking.

After the traditional recipe didn’t work well. Tried this. Worked well. No weeping some cracking which doesn’t matter. And so easy and quick.

Loved it very easy to make and taste so good I made three of these.

I’ve never made pav in my life, tasted it last at my winter ball 6 years ago and on a relaxing Saturday decided to give it a try, didn’t have castor sugar and so I replaced it with sugar, and it came out ammmmaaazzzing, makes it seem like I’ve been baking for years. Family enjoyed, thank you so so much!!!

Great easy recipe with a positive result!

Perfect.. first time using this recipe and it couldn’t have been easier.. and the results a perfect pav

So it tastes amazing, and no liquid was oozing out so that’s good. When it was in the oven, it rose really high and I was really pleased. But I was really disappointed to come back to it an hour later, flat and crumpled :(

This recipe is great. Just a personal preference- I prefer to use this recipe up to the oven part and instead do this:

Preheat to 200, drop to 120 bake for 75min

Didn’t work for me , was flat as, so I made it into a pavlova roll instead

Amazing pav would recommend

This worked perfectly. Really no fuss :) was a great recipe for a first time pav maker like myself. The 10 mins whipping with an electric hand mixer did the trick to make it firm

Easy, can’t fail... and a real crowd pleaser... love this recipe. It’s definitely in my go to box...

Make this pav has become the family favourite treat. Never fails..crisp on top and thick marsh mellow on the inside. Not to mention simple recipe to follow.

Pavlovas are always such fiddly things to make. The ‘All in one” title caught my eye. Was a breeze to make and it turned out beautiful!

Excellent recipe. Absolutely nailed my first pav ever after some disasters in the past. Will use this recipe from here on out!

Very pleased with this recipe! I had made a pavlova using a different recipe which was a disaster, I whipped this up the morning of our BBQ and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

it worked perfectly it tasted great with passion fruit sauce

Worked out great. Partner said wasnt sweet enough but that was entirely my doing. I love desserts but do not have a sweet tooth. I loved this easy tasty melt in mouth recipe. Thanks warren

Haven't tasted this yet but it looks amazing. Can't believe how quick and easy it was! Thanks for the recipe.

It was pretty good did sink at end of baking a little.

Did as instructions said and beat ingredients for 10 mins. On the oven it just leaked and didn't bake in the time they said. So it is currently still baking.

This recipe seemed to good to be true. Pavlova turned out fantastic. (I used 250 grams of c sugar)

Amazing recipe, and simple to boot. I've never made a pavlova before and have a track record of baking failures, but the pavlova came out amazing. Tasted great too, if not a little sweet. Definitely recommend.

Yeah, so Warren was wrong. I can't post a picture, but if you think 'flat as a pancake' you'll get the idea. Sigh.

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Great recipe, very easy came out perfect and was a huge hit on Christmas Day. Thanks for sharing.
I see the review before me says it failed but that's because they beat it far too long, I never beat mine more than 10-12 mins.

This recipe is really good it keeps its shape and after coming out of the oven which is a great result. Especially good recipe for shaping it as a Christmas wreath and decorating with fresh cream and berries.

An "all in one" pavlova recipe seemed too good to be true and it was. The meringue it made was yummy, but not pavlova. After well over 40 minutes of beating the mixture STILL wouldn't thicken enough to make a pile on the oven tray like you're meant to with pavlovas. Ended up cooking it in a cake tin like a cake as it was simply too runny. Luckily I was feeding it to foreigners who didn't know that the texture was all wrong. Hopefully they never try a real pavlova!

Never made pav before in my life, but you swear with this recipe I had been making pavs forever, my family loved it & so simple & fuss free.

Easy recipe. Used one cup of sugar. Would recommend.

Super easy!! Looked beautiful!! Great crunch on outside and marshmallowy inside! Best one I've ever made!! 10/10

I love pavlova and this simple recipe results in the perfect pavlova every time.

Yum yum yum. I'm not a fan of pav but this was perfect took to dinner friends and even the people who don't eat deserts love this :) will be making and eating it more often!

Looking forward to making this as I am new to NZ and I hear this is a fav at Christmas time.

This is the best pavlova recipe I have tried! So easy, no fuss and comes out great every single time (providing you stick to the oven settings). Love it!

Easy no fail.
Came out great but too sweet would use less sugar next time


Easy, no fail receipe, its just fantastic

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I made this and it was awesome! It rose really high and had loads of marshmallow and a crisp shell...perfect!

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I made this and it was awesome! It rose really high and had loads of marshmallow and a crisp shell...perfect!

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I have used this recipe for years and it is the only one my family and friends love.

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