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Charlotte Royale

with Red Currant Champagne Mousse
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Charlotte Royale

Charlotte Royale - Magnificent sparkling dessert that pleases the eyes and taste buds

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Health Score:
Health Score
6,8 / 10
1 hr 30 min.
ready in 3 h. 45 min.
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Nutritional values

This dessert contains currants rich in vitamin C. The processed eggs supply the body with high-quality protein and the fat-soluble vitamins A and D. We need vitamin A to be able to see in the dark, and vitamin D acts as a calcium taxi and is therefore essential for a resilient skeleton and strong teeth.

If you use grape juice for the mousse, you can prepare the cream with 1.5 oz. less sugar, because the juice is much sweeter than champagne or sparkling wine.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie472 kcal(22 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates69 g(46 %)
Sugar added45 g(180 %)
Roughage6.5 g(22 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D2 μg(10 %)
Vitamin E2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2.4 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate48 μg(16 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin18.2 μg(40 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.1 μg(37 %)
Vitamin C24 mg(25 %)
Potassium333 mg(8 %)
Calcium98 mg(10 %)
Magnesium27 mg(9 %)
Iron2.7 mg(18 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.2 g
Uric acid20 mg
Cholesterol316 mg
Development of this recipe:


6 ounces
Sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
3 ounces
1 ounce
7 ounces
4 sheets
1 cup
½ teaspoon
½ cup
Champagne (or sparkling grape juice)
1 pound
Mint (for garnish)

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Serrated knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Metal bowl

Preparation steps

Charlotte Royale preparation step 1

Separate 4 eggs and beat egg whites with 3 tablespoons water and a pinch of salt until very stiff. Gradually sprinkle in 1/2 cup sugar and continue to beat until sugar dissolves.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 2

Stir 4 egg yolks briefly and mix with flour and cornstarch. Gently fold in egg whites.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 3

Spread mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet 11 x 14 inches. Bake at  400°F on the second shelf from the bottom for 11-12 minutes.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 4

Sprinkle a kitchen towel with sugar. Remove baking sheet from oven and immediately invert onto the kitchen towel. Peel off parchment paper carefully.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 5

Spread jelly evenly on hot cake. Firmly roll up cake with the towel into a sponge roll and let cool.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 6

Meanwhile soak gelatin in cold water.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 7

Beat soy creamer with carob bean gum until stiff.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 8

Separate whites and yolks of remaining 3 eggs (save yolks for another use). Mix yolks, remaining sugar and champagne in a metal bowl placed over a simmering pot of water. Mix with whisk attachments of a hand mixer for about 10 minutes until thick. Dissolve gelatin by stirring into the hot mixture.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 9

Remove bowl from hot water bath and set over an ice water bath. Cool mixture over ice water bath while beating with the hand mixer. Mix soy creamer mixture into cooled mousse mixture. Allow mousse to thicken in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 10

Meanwhile rinse currants, strip berries from stems with a fork and drain well on paper towels. Mix 1-1/2 cups of currants into the mousse.

Charlotte Royale preparation step 11

Cut sponge roll into 24 slices. Layer 6 dessert glasses with 3 slices of sponge cake each and spread mousse on top. Cool for about 2 hours. Before serving, garnish with remaining currants and mint leaves.