Sunday, October 7, 2018

Charlotte Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate CakeWhen I first saw the Charlotte Cake topped with fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar in King Arthur Flour's spring catalog, I tore the page out and set it on my desk in our kitchen, hoping my husband would take the hint and buy the Charlotte Cake Pan for my birthday.  He did!

The cake pan comes with a recipe for an almond flour cake, which is really delicious, light and spongy, and the shape of the cake is perfect for piling fruit or whipped cream in the center.  I like how the cake looks like it's surrounded by lady fingers.  I tried their almond cake first, and then used my own recipe for chocolate cake (half of my recipe perfectly fills the pan), which we topped with whipped cream and a warm blueberry rhubarb compote for the first night of my parents' visit last week.  The fruit compote with the chocolate cake was just fantastic.

I'm intrigued by beautiful cake pans and bundt pans, and would love to add a few more to my collection, even knowing that I really don't need more.  But this pan is truly useful.  While I love frosted layer cakes, sometimes I want something a little simpler and less sweet, and my chocolate cake is really wonderful on its own without buttercream.  But a plain layer of cake without frosting doesn't look all that impressive, so what I love about this pan is that it transforms a simple single layer of cake into something really elegant that's pretty enough for any occasion.



Please note that this is not a sponsored post, and all opinions expressed here are my own.




Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake

Cake, Naked Cake, Charlotte Cake, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Cake


5 comments :

  1. These are very pretty pictures but shouldn't there be a recipe?

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    1. I usually post recipes, but sometimes I choose not to. ;) My focus for this post was more on the pan, rather than a new cake recipe. I did link to my chocolate cake recipe in the post above, but really, any cake recipe would work in this pan.

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  2. Did your husband buy you the 6 cup Charlotte pan or the 3 cup one?

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    1. Hmm, I'm not sure of the volume, but the description on King Arthur Flour's website states that the capacity is the same as for a standard 8-inch round cake pan, so the amount of batter you'd need is basically half any standard-sized layer cake recipe.

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  3. Thanks Heather. I’ll check their website to see if I can figure out which size pan it is.

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