char-lotte russe

charlotte russe

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.

1835–45; < French: literally, Russian charlotte Unabridged
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charlotte russe (ruːs)
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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