Quatre Quarts (French Pound Cake)

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The first recipe French kids learn how to bake is the French version of the pound cake! The weight of the ingredients depends on the weight of the first one, the eggs.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. plus ¾ cup salted butter, softened, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8" round cake pan with 1 teaspoon butter, pour 1 tablespoon flour in it, and shake the dish so that the flour gets everywhere in the dish.
  • In a large bowl, work the butter by stirring it with a wooden spatula until smooth. Add the eggs and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is creamy. Mix in sugar, flour, and baking powder. Beat until well-blended.
  • Pour the mixture in the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. plus ¾ cup salted butter, softened, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8" round cake pan with 1 teaspoon butter, pour 1 tablespoon flour in it, and shake the dish so that the flour gets everywhere in the dish.
  • In a large bowl, work the butter by stirring it with a wooden spatula until smooth. Add the eggs and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is creamy. Mix in sugar, flour, and baking powder. Beat until well-blended.
  • Pour the mixture in the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories220
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium60mg
Total Carbohydrate23g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars13g
Protein3g