Black Forest Pavlova

This recipe fuses two Christmas traditional recipes into one. The black forest cake and the pavlova. A deep, dark chocolate glaze is the perfect finishing touch to any decadent dessert, and topped with our lovely, juicy cherries is sure to be this year’s Christmas masterpiece.

  • Serves 12
  • Prep 20 minutes


  1. To make the drizzle, place the dark chocolate in a ceramic bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each until glossy and smooth. You want the ganache to be pourable but not too runny.
  2. Dip 12 cherries with stalk intact into the ganache. Set aside to set.
  3. Place the pavlova on a cake stand and pour the remaining chocolate mixture over the cake, starting in the middle, allowing it to run over the sides for a decadent and dramatic look.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Decorate with the 12 chocolate dipped cherries and some extra fresh cherries.
  6. Serve immediately.


IGA Country Chef 500g pavlova base
IGA Bakers Oven Fruitcake
200g dark chocolate
300mL cream whipped
400g plump, red cherries