You are here: Home » Recipes » Chocolate Charlotte Russe Cake Chocolate Charlotte Russe Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 12 servings A sweet southern tradition. PrintEmail Ingredients 4 -- squares unsweetened chocolate3/4 cup granulated sugar1/3 cup milk6 -- eggs, separated1 1/2 cups unsalted butter1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar1/8 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla2 -- dozen lady fingers, split1 cup heavy cream, whipped -- Shaved unsweetened chocolate Instructions Melt chocolate squares in top of double boiler over hot water. Mix granulated sugar, milk, and egg yolks and add to chocolate; cook until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. Cool. Cream butter, add 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, and cream the two together. Add chocolate mixture and beat well. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff; gradually beat in remaining 3/4 cup sugar and fold into chocolate mixture. Add vanilla. Line deep 9-inch spring-form or loose-bottomed pan with split lady fingers. Put in alternate layers of 1/3 of mixture and remaining lady fingers. Chill overnight (or it may be frozen). Remove to cake plate and garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Charlotte’s The Charlotte Cookbook (the Junior League of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1969).