Servings: 4

Bavarian Cream Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Bavarian Cream Recipe - also known as Bavarois, is a French dessert, similar to pastry cream, but thickened with gelatin. It is very light, fluffy and delicious. You could use it in cakes, or serve it on its own with berries or sauce.
EASY bavarian cream recipe
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  • 3 large eggs — , egg yolks separated from egg whites
  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract / 1 vanilla bean pod — , scraped or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Add 1/4 cup cold water to a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Set a side.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar together, until pale and frothy.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks.
  4. Whip heavy cream with 1 tsp sugar, to stiff peaks.
  5. Warm up gelatin until it turns into a liquid, use a double boiler or do it carefully in the microwave.
  6. Add gelatin to the egg yolk mixture. Mix well. Fold in whipped cream. Fold in egg whites. Add vanilla.
  7. Divide mixture in half. Add cocoa powder to one part.
  8. Spoon cream into glasses, using half of the yellow and half of the cocoa mixture. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  9. Serve with fresh berries and drizzle melted chocolate.

Recipe Notes

You can cook the egg yolks and sugar over a double boiler whisking constantly until the mixture reaches temperature between 149 F and 158 F.
Then beat with an electric mixer until pale and thick. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Bavarian cream

Nutrition Information

Calories: 356, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 204mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 110mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Sugar: 26g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 1055%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 57%, Iron: 0.8%