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Elegant Chocolate Charlotte

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris
Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 ladyfingers (2 (3-ounce) packages)
  • 1/4 cup Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 (2.6-ounce) box whipped topping mix (such as Dream Whip)
  • 1 1/2 cups cold fat-free milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks fat-free cream cheese, softened

Nutrition Information

  • calories 220
  • caloriesfromfat 12 %
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 8.5 g
  • carbohydrate 30.6 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 28 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 254 mg
  • calcium 156 mg

How to Make It

  1. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise. Brush cut sides of ladyfinger halves with Kahlúa; arrange, cut sides up, in bottom and up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Cover with plastic wrap.

  2. Prepare whipped topping mix according to package directions using 1 cup cold milk and vanilla extract.

  3. Combine sugar and cocoa. Beat sugar mixture and cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (mixture will not be completely smooth). Add 1/2 cup milk to cream cheese mixture; beat well. Gently fold in whipped topping. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm.