charlotte au chocolat
Chocolate Charlotte Russe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Charlotte was established in England in the early 19th century and was named after Queen Charlotte. Chocolate charlotte is probably the most famous.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 40 ladyfingers biscuits (about)
  • 6 eggs
  • tablespoon sugar
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 7 oz. dark chocolate (minimum 60% cacao)
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup coffee , sweetened
  • 1 tablespoon rum (or coffee liqueur)
  • Chocolate shavings (for garnish)
  1. Melt the chocolate in a bain Marie (water bath).
  2. Beat the egg yolks with the instant coffee, vanilla, sugar until they become firm. The mixture should triple in volume.
  3. Separately, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt.
  4. Melt diced butter into melted chocolate.
  5. Stir chocolate into egg yolks.
  6. Fold this preparation into the egg whites.
  7. Add the rum to the coffee.
  8. Dip each ladyfinger slightly into the run and coffee and line the edges of a charlotte mold.
  9. Pour half the mixture at the bottom of the mold
  10. Put a layer of moistened ladyfingers on top.
  11. Pour the other half of the mixture and put another layer of moistened ladyfingers on top.
  12. Cover with a plate and put a heavy object on top to press on the charlotte.
  13. Let rest for at least 6-8 hours in the fridge
  14. Unmold by turning charlotte mold over.
  15. Sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.