Quatre-quart cake is from far one of the best cake for afternoon tea with kids (and grown up 🙂 ). It is so delicious. It comes from Bretagne, a French region when my granny is from. As a result, I am proposing you today Mamie Foulanue’s Quatre-quart cake, or my childhood cake hihihi. As you wish :).
That’s how I was calling my grandma : Mamie Foulangue, because she was actually living in Foulangue, after she left Bretagne and then Paris.
I brought this delicious cake to the kindergarden, so the little ones could celebrate Julie’s birthday without being covered with chocolate or others things. I was trying to keep it simple for two years old babies. Easier to wash :).
The grandma tricks for this recipe is to add the same weight of flour, sugar and butter than eggs (white and yolk). So if your eggs weight more than 220 gr. adjust accordingly.
I shouldn’t have use baking powder in this recipe, however I couldn’t manage to fail and make this cake again so I added it just in case. But I will try again without it and let you know what happened :).
- 4 eggs
- 220 gr sugar
- 220 gr flour
- 220 gr butter melted and cooled (and a bit more for the mold)
- 1 lemon zest
- Preheat your oven to 200 ° C.
- Separate the white from the yellows.
- Mix the yolks with the sugar. Whisk until the mixture whitens.
- Gradually add a little flour and a little butter while mixing.
- Beating egg whites.
- Stir in the mixture.
- Butter a cake tin and pour in the mixture.
- Bake for about 40 minutes.