"Moelleux" cake batter


"Moelleux" cake batter
This French-style "moelleux" cake batter gives a softer, moister texture than a classic cake batter. It can be made plain or varied with different flavourings.
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Last modified on: January 26th 2022

Keywords for this recipe:CakeMoelleuxMoistBatterMixture
For 650 g, you will need:

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
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9 min.10 min.19 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #1
In a small saucepan, prepare a noisette butter with 70 g butter.

Leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #2
Mix 150 g egg, 190 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar in a small bowl with a whisk.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #3
Add 100 g cream and mix again.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #4
Sieve 170 g flour and 3 g baking powder into the mixture.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #5
And mix in thoroughly.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #6
Finish by adding the noisette butter and mix one last time.

Stage 7
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #7
Your "moelleux" cake batter is ready. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate until needed (it can very well be done the day before).

Stage 8
"Moelleux" cake batter : Photo of step #8
This recipe is only for the dough, but if you just want to make a cake with it, put it in a pan and bake at 360°F (180°C) for about 40 minutes.
Remarks
This recipe just covers how to make the basic batter. Please see the other recipes that include it for how use and bake it.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,398 Kcal or 10,040 Kj38 gr331 gr106 gr
120 %14 %31 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
346 Kcal or 1,449 Kj5 gr48 gr15 gr
17 %2 %4 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 650 g : 1.95 €

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Source
Home made, based on a recipe by Gaëtan Paris..
This recipe uses (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Cherry clafoutis, Tiramisu, Apricot jam with vanilla, Brioche Tatin, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rum babas, Plum and hazelnut crumble, Chestnut cake, Basic cake batter - the French way, Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: "Oeufs rabattus" with leeks, Cheese tart, Brioche dough, Pistachio shortbread biscuits, Eggs in brioche nests, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Courgettes (zuchinis) , Basic cake batter - the French way, Mushroom tart, Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, Clementine Chantilly, ... All
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