All the classic components of s'mores come together to form a decadent multi-layer pavlova. This S'mores Pavlova tastes just like a cake and is incredibly easy to put together. No campfire required.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 10 servings
- 6 large egg whites
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Marshmallow whipped cream (recipe below)
- 2 graham crackers, crumbled
- Chocolate ganache (recipe below)
Marshmallow Whipped Cream:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup mini marshmallows, plus more for topping
- 3 oz. finely chopped dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On two pieces of parchment paper, draw circles 9 inches in diameter and place parchment paper upside-down on baking sheets.
In a stand mixer or in a large bowl with hand mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks begin to form, about 2 minutes. Beat in sugar slowly until egg whites turn shiny and stiff, about 6-8 minutes.
Fold chopped dark chocolate and cocoa gently into the egg whites until evenly dispersed.
Dab a small amount of meringue onto each corner of the parchment paper in order to secure papers to the pans.
Divide the meringue into two equal portions and form mounds within both of the circles on the parchment paper. Smooth sides and tops of meringue mounds with a spatula.
Put meringue in the oven at 350 degrees and then immediately turn oven temperature down to 300 degrees. Bake for about one hour, until meringues are crisp on top, but squishy underneath.
Turn oven off and open door a crack to let meringues cool completely for about two hours (you can remove it sooner but will have a higher risk of the pavlova cracking).
Once cooled, invert one meringue onto a cake plate and cover in marshmallow whipped cream. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.
Invert second meringue on over whipped cream and graham crackers and top with more whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.
Pour chocolate ganache over the whipped cream and let drizzle down the sides. Top with additional mini marshmallows.
Marshmallow Whipped Cream
In a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat cream until soft peaks form.
Add sugar and vanilla to cream and continue to beat until soft peaks form once again.
Fold in mini marshmallows.
Keep whipped cream chilled until ready to use.
Place chopped dark chocolate in a medium bowl.
Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
When cream is very hot (but not boiling), pour over chopped chocolate. Let sit for one minute and then stir gently until smooth.
Allow to cool slightly before using.