Passion Fruit Pavlova Cupcakes
Yes I’m aware it’s no longer Australia Day, but I was jet lagged then and wasn’t up (off the couch) to making these. One thing I noticed while in Australia was that pavlova is on every menu. Even the McDonalds McFlurry flavour was passion fruit pavlova. To recreate this dessert in a cupcake I made this vanilla cupcake recipe, then topped it with passion fruit buttercream and a blob of homemade passion fruit jam. I then put one of these mini meringues on and sprinkled it with some edible glitter and added tiny australian flags which I picked up in a souvenir shop in Melbourne.
Passion Fruit Buttercream – for 6 cupcakes
250g icing sugar
110g unsalted butter
sieved pulp of two passion fruit
Cream the butter for a few minutes then beat in the sieved passion fruit. Add the icing sugar and mix until completely combined and smooth.
Passion Fruit Jam
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup passion fruit pulp (2 passion fruit)
Put the sugar, passion fruit and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Then turn the heat up and leave on a rolling boil for 5 minutes. You can test its setting point like this. Pour in a jar and leave to cool. It only makes a small amount, to make more just scale up the recipe.
3 thoughts on “Passion Fruit Pavlova Cupcakes”
Yum yum yum! Passionfruit and pavlova are two of my favourite things in life! These look so delish! Happy belated Australia Day!
Who invented pavlova, the Australians or the Kiwis is a very contentious point here. I like to believe it is from NZ but mos Aussies would disagree!
Katy B thought it was the Russians, but is only named after one.
Regardless, these look very tasty and I would have loved to have eaten these on Australia Day!
Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi!
(Another thing stolen by the Aussies infact, from Cornwall this time – oggy oggy oggy! Oi oi oi!
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