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A rich chocolate meringue layer cake. Chocolate meringue, layered with vanilla bean whipped cream, topped with raspberries and chocolate shavings.

Blackcurrant pavlova - pink dye in meringue, topped in sweetened cream and blackcurrants. BC - 200 grams of blackcurrants, Juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp corn-starch - Wash and de-stalk currants, put into pan, add l.juice, boil for one min, add sugar mix til sugar is dissolved. Heat briefly, add corn starch mixed with few tablespoons of cold water. Bring to a boil and set aside. Fruits should be in syrup. If necessary, add a little more flour or water.

Cappuccino Pavlova

CAPPUCCINO PAVLOVA I am inordinately proud of this, and am not ashamed to say so. I have long been a pava-holic but this is my first venture into a fruit-free (though far from fruitless) version.

Nigella Lawson’s chocolate raspberry pavlova

You can’t beat a summer pavlova recipe, especially a crisp-chewy meringue base, with nuggets of chocolate. The meringue provides an enticing layer beneath the cream and crimson raspberries.