Monday, May 25, 2020

Charlotte Cake with a Berry Cannoli Cream Topping

Just when I thought I was done buying cake pans, Nordicware produced a Charlotte pan that made me fall in love. It reminded me of the beautiful desserts we saw in the bakery windows in Europe. The cake pan is ingenious, and makes an instantly elegant cake. I topped the cake with cannoli filling that we had left over from making cannolis, and cut up a few strawberries and added blueberies. We have strawberry blossoms in our mint garden so I added a few for embellishments. I'll make this cake each May or June when we have strawberry blossoms and local strawberries. 

For the cake part, I used the recipe that came with the pan, and it's just four ingredients. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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 until eggs are light and fluffy. In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Sift half of flour into beaten eggs and fold in. Stir 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. 

Here's another shot so you can see the filling. The Charlotte Cake was featured at the Love Your Creativity party. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Love that pan..and Americans are so proudly patriotic:):)

  2. Debbie, I'm definitely adding one of these pans. Your cake presentation is gorgeous! The beautiful strawberries with the sweet blooms make it special, and the ribbon is a wonderful touch. Bravo!
    Our Memorial Day was spent inside as we had rain which continues today.

  3. Oh I thought I'd never want another cake pan Deb! I love how you add the finishing touches with a ribbon. Perfectly presented for Memorial Day........Have a wonderful week..

  4. Love your sweet cake. You decorated it so pretty Debbie. I did see it at Fabby's blog. I have it in my cart right now. Have a happy week.

  5. You decorated your cake so beautifully, Debbie! Your cake should be on a calendar or in a Nordic Ware cookbook. It is stunning!!
    I love how you take Xavier to the zoo and that he has all the statues memorized. Have a wonderful week! xo

  6. Oh goodness, I am posting at this time my strawberry Charlotte I baked using my adorable Nordic Ware pan. Yours look beautiful on top of the black and white stand.
    Hope you can go look mine.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh la la, what a beautiful cake Deb!! Love the red ribbon and strawberry blossoms, gorgeous!

  8. Brilliant cake pan! That makes it so easy and elegant. Hope you had a nice Memorial Day!


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