Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quatre Quart/French Pound Cake

Quatre quart in French means Four Quarters, which is a famous Brittany region Pound cake. This cake is very popular in France and whoever want to bake a cake with easy ingredients always stick with this cake as the ingredients are easy to follow. Four quarters means equal weights of four ingredients. The main ingredients for this cake is Flour, egg,sugar and butter and all these four ingredients are used in equal weights to prepare this French pound cake batter. Quite easy to remember na. Even my first cake which i tried few years back after landing to France is this super spongy Quatre quart. Whoever novice in baking can bake out this super spongy cake with less efforts.

Quatre Quart,French Pound Cake, Pound Cake

Its a very simple cake but still addictive and deliciously a fragrant cake. No additional flavouring is added, just you need to beat and blend the ingredients to make this cake super moist and fluffy. Some go for beating sugar and butter together though my today's post goes for melted butter which makes the life easier. If you are a follower of my space, you might have noticed that am running a month of blogging marathon with Journey through the cuisines as theme with French cuisine in Alphabetic order. Obviously for Q i didnt hesitate a second to pick this fantastic French pound cake.

Quatre Quart,French Pound Cake

200grams Butter
200grams Self raising flour
200grams Sugar
3 Large eggs
1tsp Vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350F, grease a loaf pan and keep aside.

Beat the eggs, sugar until well mixed with a smooth and creamy texture. Meanwhile melt the butter and add slowly to the egg-sugar mixture.

Gradually add in the flour, vanilla extract until the mixture turns smooth.

French Pound Cake, Quatre Quart

Pour the batter to the greased loaf pan, bake for 30-35minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Let it cool completely, slice and enjoy.

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Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

wow flour + self rising flour.. amazing. Looks moist and soft.

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Pound cake looks moist and spongy. Though the cake is simple, it is addictive cake. Yummy

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Love the texture of your cake and the cake looks so soft and fluffy.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful pound cake Priya , looks amazing , moist and perfectly baked .

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is surely a very easy recipe to remember Priya. The cake's texture is so lovely..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely choice Priya..I love pound cake, though I have never tasted love the texture and I have tried many eggless versions...

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

Super moist cake.came out beautiful !!...long back saw this recipe in cooking channel,totally forget it,Soon will bake this cake before the school reopen...

Amrita said... Reply To This Comment

I think you have left out the measurement for sugar

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq... -- you made me memorize my French numbers Priya :-)
Quatre Quart sounds like the perfect cake for anyone -- easy to remember and assemble. Almost like the original pound cake. Your cake looks so moist & fluffy.

Amara Annapaneni said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking cake, love the texture. It's perfectly baked Priya

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Very moist n fluffy. Amazing texture, Priya.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

My elder one is after me to make this after reading ur post. Anyway to make this eggless, Priya ??

Smruti Shah said... Reply To This Comment

Such a yummy looking cake. Nailed it!!

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

This is one soft and perfectly baked cake Priya.You should definitely open a bakery.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I am a die hard fan of Pound cakes and now seeing yours is again tempting me to make some. Simply love the richness and the plain flavors.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

pretty much the same as American pound cake - perfect for tea time

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

That is one rich n fluffy cake!!