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Julia Child's Charlotte Malakoff au Chocolat

Mastering the Art of French Cooking | Julia Child

Recipe 116

- Charlottè Malakoff au Chocolat [Almond Cream with Chocolate], p. 607

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Butter Count: +16 TB

Cost: $13.96 [~$1.55 per serving]


This recipe is for all of you that thought the last Charlottè Malakoff looked delicious but are not much of a fruit person. As much as I like fruit, I do get it, and it seems Julia did too. So here is the exact same recipe but this time- you guessed it- with chocolate. My husband liked this one much more while I liked the strawberry one much more. It all depends on your taste preference. Just know that both are absolutely delicious and beautiful. You cannot go wrong with either.

Julia Child Ladyfingers

Almond Cream with Chocolate Julia Child

The ladyfinger process went much smoother this time around. I decided to go ahead and make a double batch from the get-go. This proved to be a wise decision as I ran out of ladyfingers about halfway through making the mold. Again, I do not own an actual Charlottè mold so that is probably the reason why I need more.


Julia Child Charlotte Malakoff

Charlotte Malakoff au Chocolat Julia Child

Dessert Julia Child

There are only a few small differences between the two recipes. One, semi-sweet chocolate that has been melted in coffee is folded into the almond cream. Two, you only use ¼ cup of orange liqueur instead of ½ cup. Three, you leave out the strawberries! This dessert can be served with whipped cream or custard sauce.

Julia Child Charlotte Malakoff au Chocolat

My dessert did just plop right out of the mold perfectly. I am now worried to make my third one because I may be pushing my luck here. This is such a fancy dessert and once you get the ladyfingers made, it is all downhill. Another wonderful dessert recipe by Julia!

Julia Child Almond Cream with Chocolate

You can find these recipes and all the other Julia Child recipes I make in Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Bon appétit!

June 10, 2020 by Laura Bullock


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My name is Laura. I am a home cook, science junkie, Julia Child fan, daydreamer, beach lover, and major foodie. My goal is to document myself learning to cook, inspire you to cook, and share some great recipes with you along the way. I'm so glad you are here. Bon appétit! learn more →

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