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Pavlova roll with berries on a wooden board.

The BEST Pavlova Roll - Easy Meringue Roulade

Dessert is sorted for your next gathering with the best Pavlova Roll you'll ever eat. Berries and whipped cream are rolled and encased in this easy meringue roulade - crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside - how it should be. Make ahead or on the day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian, New Zealand
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Setting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 29 minutes
Servings 8 Serves
Calories 260kcal
Cost $10


For the Pavlova Meringue

For the Whipped Cream

Optional Toppings / Fillings

  • 1 punnet strawberries sliced
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chocolate shavings or sprinkles
  • whipped cream


  • Pre-heat oven to 160°C / 320°F. Using a brush or paper towel, oil a baking tray then line with baking paper and smooth it out to the edges.
    1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Using a mixer or beaters, whip egg whites on medium until you have soft peaks. Start to slowly pour in the caster sugar, then beat on high for 8-10 minutes until glossy and smooth. The sugar should be dissolved at this point.
    4 egg whites, 1 cup caster sugar / superfine sugar
  • Add cornflour, vinegar and vanilla essence and fold through on low until mixed through for around 30 seconds.
    1 tsp cornstarch / cornflour, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Spread meringue mixture out on the lined baking tray, leaving a 2cm / 1 inch gap around all sides. Bake for 14 minutes or until you see it begin to brown.
  • Meanwhile, prepare another piece of baking paper the same size as the tray and powder with icing sugar.
    1 tsp icing sugar / powdered sugar
  • Remove pavlova from the oven and flip out onto the powdered baking paper. Carefully peel and remove the original baking paper and allow the pavlova to cool completely (around half an hour).
  • Meanwhile, whip the thickened cream and icing sugar on high until thick and fluffy (around 1-2 minutes). Reserve around ½ cup of whipped cream for the topping. Slather the remaining cream onto the base of the pavlova. Top with half the blueberries and sliced strawberries.
    300 ml thickened cream, 2 tbsp icing sugar / powdered sugar, 1 punnet strawberries, 1 punnet blueberries
  • Using the paper, begin to fold the pavlova up and away from you. You can roll the long edge for a longer roll, or roll the short edge for a taller but shorter roll. Once rolled into a roulade, with the edge on the bottom, use the baking paper to cover the roll, then wrap in a tea towel and place in the fridge to set for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
  • Once ready to serve, unwrap from the paper and place on a serving plate. Top with the reserved whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries, or any other toppings of your choice.
    1 tbsp chocolate shavings, whipped cream



  • Make Chocolate Shavings - Chocolate shavings over the top of a meringue roulade make it look so fancy and don't require much effort. You only need a square of chocolate or a couple of chocolate buttons to grate straight over the roll and garnish.
  • Leftover Egg Yolks - There's so many ways to use leftover egg yolks. Add them to scrambled eggs, make hollandaise sauce with a blender or turn it into sweet shortcrust pastry!
  • Batch the Recipe - This is a 4 egg pavlova roll, but feel free to make it a 6 or 8 egg roll - just increase the other ingredients accordingly. You may need a bigger tray, or to make two separate rolls.
  • Electric Mixer - Using an electric mixer or hand beater will make this recipe 10x easier and quicker than trying to whisk the eggs by hand.
  • Egg Whites - You can swap out chicken eggs for duck eggs if you have them.
  • Cornflour / Cornstarch - Sub with arrowroot powder.
  • Vinegar - Sub with lemon juice or cream of tartar.
  • Vanilla Essence - You can add vanilla bean to the whipped cream for an even more decadent dessert.
  • Icing Sugar - Also known as confectioner's sugar.
  • Berries - If you want a Christmas themed topping - go for kiwi fruit and strawberries instead.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 552IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg