Print Recipe

Ukrainian Cherry Charlotte

The Ukrainians make a variety of cherry liqueurs. For the charlotte, they use a sweet ratafia. If you aren't in the habit of making your own cherry liqueur, you can use kirsch or cherry brandy.


  • 1 1/2 pounds pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 cup cherry liqueur or kirsch
  • 1/2 pound (about 36) ladyfingers, preferably homemade
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Extra whipped cream and sugar for serving


  1. Put 1 pound of the pitted cherries in a bowl with half the of the sugar and 2 tablespoons cherry liqueur.
  2. Liquidize in the blender the remaining cherries with a few tablespoons of water.
  3. Mix with the rest of the liqueur and use it to MOISTEN the ladyfingers.
  4. Line the bottom and sides of a springform pan with some of the moistened ladyfingers.
  5. Fold the remaining sugar into the whipped cream.
  6. Put a generous layer of cherries over the moistened ladyfingers on the bottom and cover them with a layer of whipped cream.
  7. Cover this with a layer of ladyfingers.
  8. Continue in this way, finishing with a layer of ladyfingers.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator.
  10. Unmold and serve with more sweetened whipped cream.

Serves 4 to 6.

Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 7/25/02 7:49:58 am.

Recipe Goldmine

Join our Facebook group



Always Open!

To our Visitors

Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.