If you think sponge fingers are only for ice-creams and trifles this post might well change your view of them. You see, those tasty little biscuit/sponge fingers can be used to make a Charlotte cake. This combination of dessert, cake and trifle not only taste amazing, but they look pretty awesome as well. So why not grab a plate as we try a small slice from ten of the very best Charlotte cake recipes I could find…

 


 

Strawberry Charlotte

Strawberry Charlotte

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This fruity little number has both blackberry and raspberry mousse inside the main cake and topped off with some fresh berries just to make it even more mouthwatering. Perfect for picnics and summer teatime in the garden.

La charlotte è un tipo di dessert

La charlotte è un tipo di dessert

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Now, this is what I call a serious birthday cake! the base under those amazing Double-Dipped strawberries is a Tiramisu style giving this recipe a very French taste and look.

Charlotte Russe Cake

Charlotte Russe Cake

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If the white cream and fresh raspberries on top are not enough to get your mouth drooling, the soft raspberry mouse filling certainly will. I’m not quite sure what part of it is “Russe” but i’ll have a slice anyway!

Strawberry Mousse Cake and Strawberry Charlotte

Strawberry Mousse Cake and Strawberry Charlotte

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With 7 layers of goodness and enough sponge fingers to help soak up each mouthful this cake isn’t just something you eat in a hurry, you need to admire it for several minutes before and during each mouthful.

Mango and Peach Charlotte Cake

Mango and Peach Charlotte Cake

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What I love about Charlotte cakes is every person who makes who has their own style, their own way of making them. Some make it more of a ‘dessert cake’ and others like this recipe tend to stick to its trifle traditional roots. Its like expressionism in dessert cake form.

Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte

Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte

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Filled with a Bittersweet chocolate truffle mousse this divine dessert recipe is sure to make any dinner party end in style. Or maybe it could make the whole family smile. (personally, I would just eat it all in a quiet corner of the kitchen).

Strawberry charlotte (lady's finger) cake

Strawberry Charlotte (lady’s finger) cake

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Topped with enough summer berries to make a fruit bowl weep and all those sat upon a strawberry mouse base this is a dessert that has summertime memories written all over it.

tiramisu charlotte

tiramisu charlotte

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As if the tiramisu mouse inside of the cake wasn’t good enough, each sponge finger is dipped in chocolate and left to harden in the fridge. It just makes you want to peal one off and dip it into the cakes filling.

Apple Caramel Charlotte

Apple Caramel Charlotte

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With its Apple Caramel rose in the middle this Charlotte cake is as pretty as a picture. But I bet it tastes even better (especially with some cream on top of it).

Chocolate Charlotte Russe Trifle

Chocolate Charlotte Russe Trifle

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With 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate and 6 eggs to hold it all together this thick and creamy mouse surrounded by smaller sponge fingers are sure to make any other dessert seem pale in comparison.

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