This delicious Pavlova With Dulce de Leche is made with walnut meringue, dulce de leche, whipped cream, and strawberries. Just like the famous Miami Dessert!
Amazing Pavlova With Dulce de Leche
If you’re from Miami, you’ve probably tried this scrumptious dessert from that famous bakery in Key Biscayne. I remember the first time I had a bite I was simply in love.
There’s so many flavors and textures going on in your mouth: the crunchy walnut meringue (the star of the show), the smooth deep flavored dulce de leche, the creamy whipped cream that balances out all the other flavors, and finally the fresh and tangy strawberries.
Every time my cousin Taly bought this Pavlova I kept telling her that I could recreate it, but of course, never got around to doing it until now.
2 weeks ago I did a survey on my Instagram page asking followers about their favorite dessert. This was the top pick. There was no excuse, I had to make it. The next picks will be posted soon 🙂
My husband helped me make it, the process is not difficult at all but I recommend making the meringue the day before so it has a chance to dry out in the oven overnight. The next day is just basically adding the dulce de leche, whipped cream, and strawberries. So keep that in mind before you start baking.
Also, I recommend serving it within 24 hours of making the cake to ensure the freshness of the strawberries. You can, of course, add different types of fruit to suit your palate: berries, stone fruit, tropical fruit, etc.
When Carmelo, my husband posted the Pavlova on his Instagram feed, a lot of his followers said they like to substitute the dulce de leche for Nutella. You can do that too!
Allergic to nuts? Omit them. Don’t like walnuts? Use almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, cashews, or peanuts instead. Basically, this dessert is customizable to your liking.
It’s worth mentioning that this cake feeds 16 people. If you have a smaller family simply divide the recipe in 2.
The whipped cream in this recipe is less sweet than I normally make it, that is because I want the dulce de leche flavor to come through at first bite.
Below you will see step by step pictures of the Pavlova With Dulce de Leche:
Fist we whip our egg whites with some powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff and shiny.
We gently fold in our walnut pieces. I chose to leave them in different sizes to give it additional texture. It is important not to overmix because that would deflate our beautiful egg whites.
Pipe it into a rectangle. Mine is approximately 9×12″
Your meringue should have a 1/4″ to a 1/2″ thickness (approx)
We bake it a 215 F for 2 hours. After the time period has passed, turn off the oven and leave the meringue to dry overnight.
The next day we add a layer of dulce de leche over the meringue.
Then a layer of whipped cream
And finally slices of strawberry. To get a pretty pattern start from the middle and work your way out.
See? No biggie!! Get baking!
I hope you can try this delicious Pavlova With Dulce de Leche at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet.
This delicious Pavlova With Dulce de Leche is made with walnut meringue, dulce de leche, whipped cream and strawberries. Just like the famous Miami Dessert!
- 7 oz Egg Whites 6-7 large egg whites
- 10.5 oz Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 5.3 oz Walnuts finely chopped
- 1 3/4 cup Whipping Cream
- 2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 13.4 oz Dulce de Leche
- 3 pints Strawberries sliced
Preheat oven to 215 Farenheit
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Using the whisk attachment of your mixer, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form
Slowly add the powdered sugar and the vanilla
Whip until egg whites are stiff and shiny
Using a spatula, gently fold in the walnuts. Add them in 2-3 installments. Do not overmix or the egg whites will deflate
Pipe the mixture into the parchment paper creating a 9x11 inch rectangle
Smooth the mixture out and bake for 2 hours
Turn the oven off and let the meringue dry overnight. Do not open the oven during this process
Using a mixer, whip the cream until soft peaks form
Slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip to medium peaks
Spread the dulce de leche over the baked meringue
Spread the whipped cream over the dulce de leche
Starting from the middle, stand the strawberries slices on top of the whipped cream creating a flower pattern
A few readers had been having trouble with the meringue sticking to the parchment paper, I recommend using a Silpad to avoid this from happening