If you’re a paleo sweet treat lover you’ll probably know that the paleo pavlova is a complete myth. It’s food for the unicorns, it only exists in our imaginations. It’s true! Our Mum made about 5 paleo pavlovas last year and chucked out about 4. She finally ‘perfected’ the recipe but there are about 100 paleo desserts we’d rather eat… and life is too short for mediocre desserts!
So here it is. We welcome the Paleo Pavlova Cake! It’s not quite a pavlova but it sure does taste amazing… and it looks like a pavlova! So it ticks all our paleo pavlova boxes!
This year the star of our pav is the juicy sweet grape! Australian Grapes are in season at the moment, they go perfectly with the vanilla base and look delightful! Wondering why grapes are good for you? Click HERE!
If you give our Paleo Pavlova Cake a go this year, let us know! We’d love to see your photos on Instagram and Facebook! Be sure to use #TheMerrymakerSisters so we don’t miss it!
Emma + Carla
- 2 cups raw cashews (soaked in water overnight)
- 1 ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbs. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1 small bunch green grapes
- 1 small bunch red grapes
- 1 kiwifruit peeled and sliced
- 5 strawberries sliced
- 1 passionfruit
- 1 tbs. maple syrup
- Line the base of a 20 cm spring form cake tin with baking paper and grease the edges with a little coconut oil.
- Drain and rinse the cashews and place them in to the food processor (we use our Vitamix) along with the coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt.
- Whiz until completely smooth, this will take around 5 minutes.
- Pour the vanilla layer in to the prepared cake tin and place in to the freezer for 2 hours.
- Slice the fruit, pick all of the grapes, spoon out the passionfruit and place all of the fruit in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the maple syrup and stir carefully.
- Cover and place in to the fridge until the cake is set.
- Once the cake is set take the cake out of the freezer and rub the outside of the cake tin with a hot cloth and release the spring form slowly (you may need to run a knife around the edge).
- Place on to a cake stand, top with the fruit and make it look pretty!
- Cut in to slices with a hot knife and enjoy!
- Store leftovers in the fridge, best enjoyed within 3 days.