For some unknown reason, I have never posted the mother of all baking recipes which is the quatre-quarts cake. This is the easiest cake to make and a big bonus is that you can customize it anyway that you like. I have made many variations of this recipe and almost every single one of them turned out great, so I encourage you to make this recipe your own and use your creativity to make it better.
Things you’ll need for 1 cake or 12 cupcakes:
- 250 grams of sugar
- 250 grams of self-rising flower
- 250 grams of butter (softened)
- 4 eggs
To make this cake you need to start by putting the butter in a mixing bowl and beating it with an electric mixer until it’s nice and fluffy. After that, you can add the sugar and mix that in thoroughly. Of course, you can do all of this by hand, but an electric mixer does make it easier and fastens up the process a lot.
Next up are the eggs, which you should mix in one by one. And last but not least, you need to add the self-rising flour. However, it’s better to mix in the flour with a spatula because otherwise you might overmix the mixture and then get a tough and let’s face it, no one likes a cake that’s hard to chew.
Now comes the fun part, you can any type of flavoring that you like. You could add some vanilla bean, vanilla extract, almond extract, chocolate…. The possibilities are endless to be honest. However, if you’re not sure then I’d go with a tablespoon of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of vanilla sugar to make a classic vanilla quatre-quarts cake. And if you want to try different flavors, but you’re not sure about the quantities then you don’t need to worry because I’ll be posting some of my favorite flavor combinations very soon.
Enjoy baking and until next time,