Charlotte Malakoff

Molded Almond-Butter Cream

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

By Alma Lach

Published 1974

  • About

Malakoff is also a charlotte with a Russian name. It is unlike the famous à la Russe in that it is not made with a Bavarois. In some respects its butter-almond base makes it a richer dessert than the Russe.


  • Recipe of ladyfingers
  • ¼ pound butter
  • ¾ cup sugar


  1. Make ladyfingers.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, salt, and almonds together in large mixing bowl. Beat until light and fluffy and sugar is no longer granular. Add vanilla and Kirsch. Continue to beat.
  3. Whip cream. When stiff, add confectioners’ sugar. Fold into creamed mixture.
  4. Put circle of waxed paper i