EZ Mango Charlotte Cake



3/4 c cake flour

1/2 tbs baking powder

1/2 c sugar

4 eggs (separated)

1/2 tbs vanilla

1/4 c water

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Savoiardi or Lady fingers



1 1/4 tsp gelatin

2 tbs water

3 egg yolks

2 tsp cornstarch

3 1/4 c mango puree

2/3 c sugar

2 tbs butter

pinch of salt

1 c iced cold water




  1. To bake the chiffon first preheat the oven to 350 degrees then, prepare and line a 9x9 round baking pan with parchment.
  2. Sift the cake flour and baking powder together and in another bowl whisk the egg yolks with 1/4c of sugar, water and vanilla together then gradually add the dry ingredients into the yolk mixture.
  3. Using an electric mixer whisk the egg whites at medium speed, add the cream of tartar then gradually add the rest of the sugar. continue mixing at high speed until soft peaks form.
  4. Fold the meringue into the batter then transfer to the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. To prepare the filling, bloom the gelatin in water then set aside. using a small sauce pan create a mango coulis by heating up the mango puree, sugar, butter and salt together. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks with the cornstarch together then tempering the eggs into the mango coulis. let it simmer for 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Remove the mixture from heat, add the gelatin to melt and allow the mango coulis to cool down. Whisk EZ's Best Whipping Powder and cold water at highspeed until stiff peaks form then fold the whipping cream into the cooled down mango coulis.
  7. To Assemble the cake, cut and level the lady fingers. using a round cake mold lined with a food grade acetate, lay the first chiffon slice and level with the mango filling. Midway add the second layer of chiffon and fill up the rest with the mango filling. Cover and set the cake in the freezer for 30 to 40 minutes. Slowly remove the mold and acetate from the cake and line up the lady fingers around the cake. To finish, pipe the top with more whipped cream and fresh fruits, some diced mangoes, black berries and a peppermint leaf will be perfect.