pavlova cupcake


How nice and light, how fluffy and sweet would a cupcake be if it were topped with a meringue cap instead of frosting? It would be delicious. It would taste like spring, if it were served with delicious ripe blackberries. Today Saucy adapted Pepper's pavlova recipe for baking it in individual portions.


Have mercy. It's not that difficult, it just looks like it is. The trick is to prepare your favourite vanilla sponge cupcakes and after cooling, level them with a serrated knife. Pile the whipped cream and berries on liberally.

Before serving, cap with a baked and cooled meringue.

To prepare the meringues, beat four room temperature egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add one cup granulated sugar and one teaspoon corn starch. Beat until peaks are firm and hold their shape. Gently beat in one teaspoon of white vinegar and one teaspoon vanilla before piping your generous mound shapes onto a silicone baking surface or parchment.

Bake in 225 degree oven for about 3o minutes and then reduce heat to 200 degrees for another ten minutes. You want to bake them through but not really brown them. They should be pretty white when you serve them atop the berried, whipped creamed cake.


Saucy meant it when she said it: have mercy. Indeed.

14 comments:

Angela G. Willis said...

You are brilliant - you know that. How many more ideas until will be forced to open that shop?

I recently saw these types of things done in a ice cream cone... the meringue was piped so that it looked like a swirled cone and then browned ever so slightly. I am not sure if the ice cream cone was filled with ice cream or cake, but it was super cute!

I sure would love to crawl into your head at night and see where those ideas come from! ; )

Jennifer Vance said...

Oh my gosh....that looks sooo good! :D

MJ said...

Just go open that shop already! I don't know who gets to eat all these creations but I am glad that they aren't readily available publicly except thru Cheerio fundraisers!

(PS: Are you advancing to the next level of Cheerio coaching next year?)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Back home a type of what you guys call meringue is what we top our cakes with. Is amazing, just like these cupcakes sound.

Saucy said...

Yes MJ it appears that both the Cheerios and I will be working at a senior level next year! I'm going to be brushing up on my knowledge in the meantime... and I need to sell many, many cupcakes because we need safety equipment (mats) valued at about $8000.00...

... cupcakes, anyone?

oliver rain said...

Looks wonderful. I would travel for one of those.

karen said...

yummy

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My. Those berries just look so divine, too.

Pepper said...

I have to say, they were delicious!!! Saucy brought some over after she was done with production and shooting. They didn't last very long and our whole family LOVED them!

Yum!

the treat girl said...

Yep, just what I've known all along...you're a genius!!

Just say Julie said...

meringue is my nemisis. But those look sooo good. Like Spring in your mouth good!

Louisa said...

Yum! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Genevieve said...

o.m.g. MUST try these. they look SO delicious!

Kate said...

THAT is very likely the absolute BEST cupcake I have ever seen. Oh my word.