How to Make Strawberry Charlotte Dessert Lady Finger Cake

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Old-Fashion, like Grandma used to make! The height of dessert sophistication from the past, this is the perfect way to enjoy beloved fresh strawberries when in season!


Whip this beautiful concoction up & dazzle them at the next party you host or say "I'll bring a little something for dessert."

Things You'll Need

  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatine
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 10-oz. packages frozen sliced strawberries, or equivalent in fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 8 Lady Fingers
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 8-inch Spring Form Pan
  • Mix gelatine, 1/4 cup of the sugar and salt thoroughly in top of a double boiler

  • Beat egg yolks and water together. Add to gelatine mixture. Add 1 package of the frozen sliced strawberries (or divided fresh strawberry equivalent)

  • Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until gelatine is dissolved and straberries thawed, about 8 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and add remaining package of strawberries, lemon juice and rind. Stir until berries are thawed.

  • Chill in refrigerator or in bowl of ice and water, stirring occasionally, until the mixture mounds when dropped from spoon.

  • Split Lady Fingers in half and stand around edge of an 8-inch spring form pan

  • Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat in remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Fold in gelatine mixture.

  • Fold in whipped cream. Turn into pan and chill until firm.

  • Remove from pan and garnish with additional whipped cream and strawberries, or garnishes of your choice.

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