Vanilla cake Quatre/Quart

This cake is what we call in France « quatre- quart »( four Fourths), it is like the French Pound Cake.

It is easy and quickly done! Perfect when you do not want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

Just combine all the ingredients, mix, pop into the oven et voilà!

The final touch is the chocolate icing, that you can change depending on your taste and your mood.

In this recipe, it is a nuts and white chocolate coating but you can use dark chocolate orange or milk chocolate instead of the white chocolate.

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Bon Appétit!




For the cake:


  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 20 g golden sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 150 g salted butter
  • Vanilla paste


For the icing

  • 250 g white chocolate
  • 50 g crushed almond
  • 20 g neutral oil ( grape seed oil or sunflower oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste





1- Using an electric beater or in the bowl of your mixer beat the eggs, sugars and 2 tsp of vanilla paste together until pale and fluffy.

2- Add the sifted flour and continue to mix.

3- Soften the butter in the microwaves for 20s then add it to the mixture and mix.

4- Grease and flour a tin and transfer the mixture.

5- Bake at 180 degrees for 40-45 min. To make sure it is done, insert a shewer in the cake, it should come out clean.


Wait your cake is cool before icing.


For the icing, in a saucepan put all the ingredients and put it over a very very gentle heat.

Wait for the temperature drops to 30-35 degrees so the chocolate glaze will not be too liquid.


Put in the fridge for 30 min to set,

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