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Chocolate Berry Charlotte

Updated on January 17, 2015

Chocolate Berry Charlotte for the Perfect End to a Romantic Meal

Chocolate and strawberries mean romance to me and are among my favorite foods. This Chocolate Berry Charlotte serves more than just two but why not keep the romance going for a few days? There's nothing wrong with leftovers when they are this good...and why not share it!

Try this as s special dessert for Valentine's Day!

Sponge Fingers
Sponge Fingers

Gather Your Ingredients!

You will need...

18 lady fingers split. These are also called sponge fingers and boudoir biscuits.

Half a cup of medium dry sherry (or you may use orange juice)

1 lb (450 grams) cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla

3 eggs, separated

1 block of sweet cooking chocolate (200g), melted and cooled

2 cups heavy cream, whipped

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces, melted and cooled

Berries of your choice for decoration. I recommend strawberries.

Lady fingers are also known as sponge fingers or boudoir biscuits. They can be made or purchased from the store. I usually buy lady fingers but have made them in the past.

Line sponge fingers in tin
Line sponge fingers in tin

How to Make Your Charlotte

Arrange the fingers on a baking sheet, round side up. Sprinkle with sherry, using a spoon. Arrange the fingers inside the rim of a 9 inch springform pan. Put remaining fingers on the bottom of the pan.

TIP: I have made this in a glass bowl, such as a trifle bowl.

Combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add egg yolks and beat until smooth. Blend in melted sweet chocolate.

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold in with whipped cream to your mixture. Pour into the pan and chill until firm. Remove the rim of the pan.

OPTIONAL: With the back of a spoon make a slight indentation on top/ Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of warm water to the semi sweet chocolate and stir until smooth. Pour melted chocolate on top of the cake. Or just decorate with strawberries and other berries of your choice.

If you do not have a springform tin you can use a straight sided glass bowl such as one you would use for a trifle.

Charlotte
Charlotte

18 lady fingers split. These are also called sponge fingers and boudoir biscuits.

Half a cup of medium dry sherry (or you may use orange juice)

450 grams (1 lb) cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla

3 eggs, separated

1 block of sweet cooking chocolate (200g), melted and cooled

2 cups heavy cream, whipped

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces, melted and cooled.

Strawberries or other berries of your choice

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: One hour

Serves: 10

Instructions

  1. Arrange the fingers on a baking sheet, round side up. Sprinkle with sherry, using a spoon. Arrange the fingers inside the rim of a 9 inch springform pan. Put remaining fingers on the bottom of the pan. TIP: I have made this in a glass bowl, such as a trifle bowl.
  2. Combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  3. Add egg yolks and beat until smooth.
  4. Blend in melted sweet chocolate.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold in with whipped cream to your mixture.
  6. Pour into the pan and chill until firm. Remove the rim of the pan.
  7. OPTIONAL: With the back of a spoon make a slight indentation on top/ Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of warm water to the semi sweet chocolate and stir until smooth/ Pour on top of the cake.
  8. Decorate with berries.
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      Dusty2 LM 3 years ago

      Today; I seem to be in the mood for something that is chocolatey. When I saw the title for this lens i couldn't help but give it a visit and read. Needless to say SoundFinance, I think this Chocolate Berry Charlotte Recipe sounds really divine even though it isn't V-Day. I have always enjoyed lady fingers and it sounds as though they add a nice touch when they are soaked in dry sherry. WoW! Appreciate you sharing this recipe. Thank You for visiting my Grilled-n-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers lens and giving it a "thumbs up". I really appreciate it. Hope you will enjoy the recipe for the portobello burgers. Bon Appetit!

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      akunsquidoku 5 years ago

      Great lens, amazing job!

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      PS, sending you a squid-angel blessing.

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Looks really good.

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      This looks good. I'm sure it tastes delicious too.

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      Strawberries and chocolate are a perfect combination.

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      Sharyn Read 5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Wow, what a completely spectacular dish - seems almost, almost a shame to cut it and serve it! Great lens!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I'll have to look in the grocer for those lady fingers!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      A very impressive dessert and I bet it is as delicious as it looks scrumptious!

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Yummy, another dessert to try for the Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      This looks delicious. Chocolates and strawberries are a perfect match.

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      sonelt lm 5 years ago

      OMG this look so good! We'll see if my baking skills can do it justice ;-)

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Looks delicious, thanks for sharing! =)

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      I love this combination!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Oh my, this sounds decadent - and delicious!