Pound cake recipe

The cute and delicious “Quart-quarts” is an equivalence of a pound cake. Really simple and basic to bake, this cake will find his place in your baking recipes.

Neutral or with any flavors you like, it will seduce for sure your family and friends.

I hope you will enjoy this new recipe!


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About this Recipe

This delicious cake comes from Bretagne region in France.

We didn’t have the exact history of this pastry.

Usually, this cake is just simple with his basic four ingredients. Now, you could find others flavors like vanilla, lemon, chocolate chip, .. As it’s a neutral recipe you can add any flavor you like! 

The process for this cake is really simple! Only four ingredients and all in exactly the same proportion.

Moreover in French the name “Quatre-quarts” literally means four quarters, so everything is in the title, you can’t forget it 😉

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) of sugar
  • 1 + 2/3 cups (200g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick + 6 tbsp (200g) of butter

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Start by preheating your oven at 160°C (320°F). Then, line your cake pan with butter and flour. You could also use some baking paper if your prefer.

Step 2

Pour in a mixing bowl your eggs and the sugar. Whisk them until they become whiter and lighter to bring some air in your mix.

Then, melt your butter in a saucepan or thanks to the microwave.

Add it in your previous mix and whisk quickly.

Step 3

Finally, add the flour and stir until everything is well combine.

Pour your mix in your cake pan previously prepared. Place it in the oven for approximately 40 to 45 min. Check your cake during the cooking, the heart of it should be well cook.

Step 4

Take off the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.

You could now taste your delicious “Quatre-quarts”.

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