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French Family Cake

French Family Cake

The idea of a "family" cake can mean so many different things, depending on where your family came from. This French version consists of a layer of pears in liquid caramel, topped with a basic cake mixture, similar to the four quarters recipe.

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Last modified on: October 12th 2014

For 1 cake, you will need:

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How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.45 min.1 hour 12 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film
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Step by step recipe

1 French Family Cake : Photo of step #1Put into a food-processor bowl: 2 eggs, 100 g caster sugar, 100 g flour, 100 g butter (softened and cut into pieces) and 10 g baking powder. 5 min.
2 French Family Cake : Photo of step #2Mix together until the mixture is even and smooth.

Set aside in the fridge.

Heat the oven to 370°F (190°C).
5 min.
3 French Family Cake : Photo of step #3Peel 4 Pears, remove the stalk and core, then cut into pieces.

Put the pieces into a loaf tin or mould.
10 min.
4 French Family Cake : Photo of step #4Put 80 g caster sugar and 2 tablespoons water into a small saucepan on high heat. 2 min.
5 French Family Cake : Photo of step #5Cook the sugar to light caramel stage... 5 min.
6 French Family Cake : Photo of step #6...then pour this over the fruit. 2 min.
7 French Family Cake : Photo of step #7Cover with the cake mixture... 3 min.
8 French Family Cake : Photo of step #8...and bake for about 40 minutes.

Serve warm or cold.
40 min.

Remarks

Like in a fruit crumble, you can use whetever fruits in season you have to hand.

You can mix different kinds of fruit, too.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
244428 gr357 gr101 gr
122 %11 %34 %15 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1942 gr28 gr8 gr
10 %1 %3 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 cake : 2.48 €

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