Maltesers pavlova recipe

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This simple Maltesers pavlova is a great showstopper that is cheap to make and is full of rich chocolaty flavours. It's a delicious meringue recipe

Malteser pavlova
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 40 mins
Total Time2 hours
Cost RangeCheap

This simple Maltesers pavlova is a great showstopper that is cheap to make, full of rich chocolaty flavours and a lighter alternative to our classic chocolate cake. (opens in new tab) Traditionally they’re made with fruit, we’ve been naughty and made ours with chocolate meringue, white chocolate cream and Maltesers – a perfect and delicious combination. Assemble the pavlova up to an hour before serving so it can set. A showstopper of a dessert that would complete any dinner party or special occasion, this recipe serves 6-8 people and will take 2hrs to make and bake - it's well worth the wait.


For meringue:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 240g caster sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder, sieved

For the topping:

  • 284ml pot of double cream
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 37g bag Maltesers
  • Chocolate shavings




  1. To make your pavlova (opens in new tab), preheat oven to 140°C/275°F/Gas Mark 2. Line a baking tray with parchment. Draw a 20cm circle on the parchment.
  2. Whisk the egg whites and sugar together with an electric whisk until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in the sifted cocoa.
  3. Spoon the meringue mixture onto the circle on the baking parchment, making an indent in the centre. Bake for 1 hr 30 mins.
  4. For the topping, melt the chocolate and leave it to cool for 10 mins.
  5. Whip the cream until it holds its shape, then gently stir through the melted chocolate. Pile the meringues with white chocolate cream, maltesers and chocolate shavings.

Top tip for making this Malteser pavlova

Try using a vegetable peeler to create chocolate shavings from your favourite bar.

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