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Charlotte Cake Made Easy

I thought I would share  this wonderful cake pan from Nordic Ware.  It is called the Charlotte Cake pan.  For anyone who wants to make a beautiful Charlotte cake, this pan makes it so easy. I bought mine on Amazon.
Replicates the beauty of the famous French dessert that's traditionally been constructed, painstakingly, with individual Ladyfingers biscuits and custard. So easy & so delicious! 6-cup capacity.

If you want to impress your family or friends, then this cake pan will do the job!
  • Recipe
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  •  2/3 cup sugar
  •  2/3 cup flour
  •  1/2 tsp baking powder
  •  syrup and topping:
  •  8 oz. frozen cherries
  •  1/2 cup sugar
  •  1/2 cup whipping cream
  •  fruit for topping

    Preheat oven at 350° F. Prepare pan with baking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs on high for one minute. Then, gradually add sugar and continue beating for 6-8 minutes or until light and fluffy. In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Sift half of flour into beaten eggs and fold in. Sift in second half and fold in completely. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes and invert onto a cooling rack.

    While cake is baking, prepare syrup. In a small saucepan on medium- high heat, combine cherries with juice and sugar. Boil for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly and set aside. Drain out fruit and discard pulp. Refrigerate syrup to cool completely.

    When ready to serve, fit electric mixer with whisk and pour whipping cream in bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of completely cooled cherry syrup. Mix on high until soft peaks form, approximately 1-2 minutes. Pour the remaining cherry syrup into center of Charlotte Cake and top with flavored whipped cream and fruit.

I made this Charlotte cake for my Patriotic table here.
4th of July cake

For my 4th of July cake, I topped it with Buttercream frosting and then added fresh strawberries and blueberries.  I sprinkled sugar on the fruit.

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  1. Your cake is absolutely stunning, Linda. I know Debbie has the same pan and she made such a gorgeous cake, too. You both have made me want to get that NordicWare pan! Happy baking! ❤️

  2. My father loved pumpkin charlotte.
    This looks like a wonderful cake that others in my family would love.

  3. Wow! That's some cake and some amazing cake pan. The results are beautiful and your details, the fruit and the ribbon are perfect.

  4. Hi Linda, sweet friend,
    yuor cake looks so delicious!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xoxo

  5. It is surely a pretty cake! Enjoy it!

  6. This is so pretty! I have never heard of this type of cake nor seen a pan like this. I’m loving it! Thanks for sharing.

  7. It'so pretty..

    Here in Canada it's $ why the two us their two cents worth I Guess..

  8. I was hoping you'd share this recipe Linda, such a stunning cake!!

  9. You made such beautiful looking cakes. I like the cake pan and it does make it easier for assembling the cake! Have a Happy Friday and weekend Linda.

  10. Yes, I can see how that fab cake pan would make the whole process much easier! But it's still a fantastic looking end result!

  11. Hola linda, te ha quedado una charlotte preciosa y por todos sus ingredientes la supongo deliciosa. Tengo algunos moldes de Nordic Ware y son fantásticos y además son moldes para toda la vida. Un beso

  12. Such a pretty cake Linda! The cake pan is ingenious, and makes an instantly elegant cake.

  13. Now this knocks my socks off. It's really gorgeous and it looks so moist and delicious. I don't make a lot of cakes but I should do more and I think the secret to doing more might be a pan like this. It's instantly beautiful (no matter the recipe!) But then to do the cherry Charlotte and the gorgeous decoration would make it such a treat. Thanks for this. I'm going to check out that pan!

  14. Thanks for sharing Linda. This sounds great and looks so pretty too.


  15. Wow my mouth is watering! I had no idea there was a pan like this! You decorated it so beautifully!

  16. AnonymousJune 28, 2020

    This looks so beautiful and perfect! And the decorations were just lovely!

  17. Oh, wow, Linda. Your recipe with the buttercream icing looks absolutely decadent! I bet that tasted really good.

  18. This cake looks simply divine and delicious! Thank you for the recipe and the pan information. Hope your week is wonderful dear Linda. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. Wow! That looks delicious. Pinned.


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