Italian biscuit cake
The Italian biscuit cake known as ‘Charlotte agli amaretti’ is a close relative to cakes that were popular at Danish children’s parties in the 1970s.
Stumbling over a recipe for Amaretti Charlotte in The Silver Spoon, I was surprised to find a dessert that evoked long gone memories of children’s birthday parties, grandmother frocks and layers of vanilla biscuits covered in cocoa cream. At that time, the cream consisted mainly of vegetable shortening, so I was glad to see the relatively low-fat Italian version. And after having adapted the recipe to our tastes by cutting down on the amounts of sugar, my Italian biscuit cake has become really delicious.