- a dessert made by lining a mold with sponge cake or ladyfingers and filling it with Bavarian cream.
- a simpler version of this, consisting of a small piece of sponge cake topped with whipped cream and a candied cherry.
Origin of charlotte russe
1835–45; < French: literally, Russian charlotte
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- a cold dessert made in a mould with sponge fingers enclosing a mixture of whipped cream, custard, etc
French: Russian charlotte
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