Thursday, September 3, 2020

Easy Charlotte Cake

Just when I thought I was done buying cake pans, Nordicware produced a Charlotte pan that made me fall in love so I bought it in May. 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 for the birth of our granddaughter, and added organic blooms and lemon balm for embellishments.  

For the cake part, I used the recipe that came with the pan, and it's just four ingredients. 
4 eggs, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

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. 
Due to the smallish size of the pan, it is the perfect size to use for a weeknight dessert or special occasion for a family member or friend. This size was easily eaten by me and my husband who doesn't need to watch his waistline. When you cut the cake, the pieces are on the small side.  It is a pleasure baking cakes in this, and the rest of my bundt cakes will rarely get used again.  
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. Wow, this is brilliant! I might need to purchase one of these. Your presentation is beautiful, and I'm sure that it tastes as good as it looks! Pretty photo!

  2. Beautiful presentation of your cake, Debbie! It’s nice that the pan is on the smaller side. It makes you want to use it more! 💙

  3. I want one of these pans Deb. It is the perfect size and I love the pretty outcome. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend........Hugs.

  4. Such a pretty cake Debbie. I love this cake pan. It makes all of the cakes so pretty. The added flowers and ribbon really make it pop. Happy September.

  5. Isn't it nice to find a cake pan that is the perfect size when you want to bake for just the two of you. The cake is beautifully decorated...I like the idea of filling it with canoli cream.

  6. You are tempting me with that pan, Debbie! What a beautiful cake it makes.


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