Cheat’s Pavlova


  • 1 ready made pavlova
  • 230g mascarpone cheese
  • 45ml fresh cream
  • 15ml sugar
  • 5ml vanilla paste of essence
  • Strawberries, blackberries to serve
  • Fresh sprigs of mint
  • 200g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 60ml fresh cream

Here’s How

  1. Whisk the mascarpone with fresh cream, sugar and vanilla until thick and fluffy.
  2. Gently place the pavlova on a serving plate.
  3. Spoon the mascarpone into the pavlova shell and spread the cream evenly.
  4. Top with strawberries and blackberries.
  5. Heat the fresh cream and add the chopped chocolate.
  6. Whisk until the chocolate has dissolved and forms a silky sauce.
  7. Leave to cool and then drizzle over the berries.
  8. Garnish with sprigs of mint.

Yudhika’s tips

  1. Assemble the pavlova just before serving to prevent it from becoming soggy.
  2. Mangoes, gooseberries and blueberries can be used instead of strawberries.