Cakes and Tarts

cake marbré au chocolat gâteau le Fraternel créé pour le secours catholique

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake (French gâteau marbré)

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Gâteau marbré is a great classic of French homecooking. Both simple and decadent, the ideal cake to give to kids for afternoon snack or for tea time.
Tarte rustique aux pêches et aux groseilles

Peach and Redcurrant Galette

Idéal pour les apéros, buffets ou même en déjeuner rapide, ces tartines à l'avocat sont relevées par des crevettes marinées au curry. Un délice.
Orange and poppy seed cake

Orange and Poppy Seeds Cake

Poppy seeds are often seen in lemon cakes. I wanted to give a twist to another flavor, and with oranges it's gorgeous. With a syrup to be super-moist.
Chocolate and pear French clafoutis

Clafoutis with chocolate and pear

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Among most popular French classic desserts, clafoutis is quick and easy to prepare, here baked with pears and chocolate. So tasty you shoule try!
Epiphaniy - French Galette des Rois King Cake with Apple Filling

French Galette des Rois King Cake with Apple Filling

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Traditional French galette des rois with two layers of puff pastry filled with applesauce compote to change from the classic almond cream frangipane feeling.
cake ultra moelleux au citron pour le goûter

Moist Lemon Loaf Cake

Ultra-moist and lemony cake. The secrets? A bit of cream or yoghurt in the dough and lemon syrup poured over the cake when still hot.
Flognarde aux pommes et aux cranberries

Flognarde Apple Pie with Cranberries

Kind of pancake or clafoutis this traditional French home cooking dessert is tasty with caramelized apples and cranberries.
gâteau à la farine de châtaigne, poire et chocolat

Pear and Chocolate Cake with Chestnut Flour (gluten free)

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It’s - already! - the blog’s third anniversary. For the occasion, I wanted to bake a special cake that represents typical French home cooking.

gâteau aux noisettes et au chocolat

Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake (Gluten-free)

For those looking for a gluten-free gourmet recipe, or for hazelnut ... and chocolate lovers. Be careful, it’s addictive! 

gâteau au yaourt à la poire et au chocolat

My Childhood’s Yogurt Cake with Pears and Chocolate

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This is a cake that the French kids make all the time. Tasted 100s of times this is the ultimate French yogurt cake recipe, quick & easy. My trick: I use to add pears and dark chocolate.

Tarte à la framboise crémeux au citron vert

Raspberry tart with light lime cream filling

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A very fresh red fruits tart with a little twist. A crunchy shortcrust pastry, an ultra light and aerated lime whipped cream and delicious fresh raspberries. This tart is very elegant and delicious.

Gâteau moelleux au café et à la noix de coco, nappé de chocolat

Coffee and coconut cake, chocolate coating

An interesting spongy texture, for an easy cake with grated coconut and coffee. Flavors are mixed but one don’t overcome the other. This changes from classic cakes and may surprise with few efforts.

Brownie au chocolat noir et au fruit de la passion

Passion Fruit and Chocolate Fudgy Brownie, with a French twist

My daughter’s beloved treat, so tasty, quick and easy that she makes it all the time. A French dessert with an American inspiration. Passion fruit gives a twist to the fudge dark chocolate brownie and seeds a crunchy texture.

Galette des rois frangipane au chocolat

French Galette des Rois King Cake, Chocolate and Almond Filling

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Also called epiphany cake. The typical French galette des rois made with a mix of puff pastry and almond cream filling called frangipane is here flavored with dark chocolate, actuallly cocoa powder. Very tasty.

Bûche de Noël au chocolat et au fruit de la passion de Pierre Hermé

Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Christmas Log Cake

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Some associations work well. Milk chocolate and passion fruit is a great example. And this Christmas log is a delight. It became very famous in France with the great French pastry chef Pierre Hermé and his desserts named Mogador. 

Gluten free chocolate cake French family recipe

Easy Gluten Free French Chocolate Cake

This moist dark chocolate cake is baked without any flour nor baking powder. Very simple and quick to prepare, it tastes even better after a few hours rest, if you can resist! But it’s worth it, the inside gets mellow and so delicious.

Charlotte au chocolat et à la poire avec des billes croustillantes Maltesers

Chocolate Charlotte with Pears and Crispy Maltesers

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This charlotte is a quick and easy to prepare chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate mousse, soft pears and crispy Maltesers balls.

chocolate and salted butter caramel fondant ultra moist cake

Chocolate and Salted Butter Caramel Cake

The French, especially from Brittany, LOVE salted butter caramel. Mixed with chocolate, it does give a great hint to a basic chocolate cake.
A gluten free recipe.

Cake banane chocolat

Chocolate Banana Bread

How do you use ripe bananas? At home, it’s banana cake with lots of chocolate chips. Kids love it. Great also for breakfast or at tea time.

Tartelettes de fraise et compotée de rhubarbe sur sablé breton

Strawberry and Rhubarb Tart on Sablé Breton Shortbread

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I love this desert's association of ingredients and textures: a crunchy sablé breton shortbread, the rhubarb's acidity and the sweetness of fresh strawberries. Serve as a cake to share or tartelettes individual tarts.

Clafoutis aux cerises

Cherry Clafoutis

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Ask the French. The only answer you'll get for their favorite cherry dessert will be a cherry clafoutis, with beautiful, generous and flavorful black cherries, such as the burlat variety. Incredibly easy and quick to make, this traditional desert is so delicious!

Tarte au citron sans meringue

French Lemon Tart

Lemon tart might be one of French's favorite desert. This is an extremely quick recipe that enhance lemon flavor without being too acidic and without meringue's sugary taste.
It's kind of the French Key Lime Pie.

French honey and spices gingerbread

Spices and Honey Gingerbread

No eggs left at home? And you want to bake a cake? Why not try this French version of gingerbread, which is actually more of a spice and honey cake than the traditional gingerbread. It does contain ginger, but not only.

Tarte tatin traditionnelle

Tarte Tatin Apple Pie

A Caramelized Upside-Down Apple Pie
The French Tarte Tatin is a traditional apple pie with a twist: it's cooked upside down, apples down below and pastry up top, and flipped onto the presentation dish while it's still hot. This way the apples are slow-cooked in caramel, which makes them soft and flavorsome, while the pastry remains crispy. Why upside down? What a strange idea!!

cake marbré au chocolat gâteau le Fraternel créé pour le secours catholique

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake (French gâteau marbré)

,
Gâteau marbré is a great classic of French homecooking. Both simple and decadent, the ideal cake to give to kids for afternoon snack or for tea time.
Tarte rustique aux pêches et aux groseilles

Peach and Redcurrant Galette

Idéal pour les apéros, buffets ou même en déjeuner rapide, ces tartines à l'avocat sont relevées par des crevettes marinées au curry. Un délice.
Orange and poppy seed cake

Orange and Poppy Seeds Cake

Poppy seeds are often seen in lemon cakes. I wanted to give a twist to another flavor, and with oranges it's gorgeous. With a syrup to be super-moist.
Chocolate and pear French clafoutis

Clafoutis with chocolate and pear

,
Among most popular French classic desserts, clafoutis is quick and easy to prepare, here baked with pears and chocolate. So tasty you shoule try!
Epiphaniy - French Galette des Rois King Cake with Apple Filling

French Galette des Rois King Cake with Apple Filling

,
Traditional French galette des rois with two layers of puff pastry filled with applesauce compote to change from the classic almond cream frangipane feeling.
cake ultra moelleux au citron pour le goûter

Moist Lemon Loaf Cake

Ultra-moist and lemony cake. The secrets? A bit of cream or yoghurt in the dough and lemon syrup poured over the cake when still hot.
Flognarde aux pommes et aux cranberries

Flognarde Apple Pie with Cranberries

Kind of pancake or clafoutis this traditional French home cooking dessert is tasty with caramelized apples and cranberries.
gâteau à la farine de châtaigne, poire et chocolat

Pear and Chocolate Cake with Chestnut Flour (gluten free)

,

It’s - already! - the blog’s third anniversary. For the occasion, I wanted to bake a special cake that represents typical French home cooking.

gâteau aux noisettes et au chocolat

Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake (Gluten-free)

For those looking for a gluten-free gourmet recipe, or for hazelnut ... and chocolate lovers. Be careful, it’s addictive! 

gâteau au yaourt à la poire et au chocolat

My Childhood’s Yogurt Cake with Pears and Chocolate

,

This is a cake that the French kids make all the time. Tasted 100s of times this is the ultimate French yogurt cake recipe, quick & easy. My trick: I use to add pears and dark chocolate.

Tarte à la framboise crémeux au citron vert

Raspberry tart with light lime cream filling

,

A very fresh red fruits tart with a little twist. A crunchy shortcrust pastry, an ultra light and aerated lime whipped cream and delicious fresh raspberries. This tart is very elegant and delicious.

Gâteau moelleux au café et à la noix de coco, nappé de chocolat

Coffee and coconut cake, chocolate coating

An interesting spongy texture, for an easy cake with grated coconut and coffee. Flavors are mixed but one don’t overcome the other. This changes from classic cakes and may surprise with few efforts.

Brownie au chocolat noir et au fruit de la passion

Passion Fruit and Chocolate Fudgy Brownie, with a French twist

My daughter’s beloved treat, so tasty, quick and easy that she makes it all the time. A French dessert with an American inspiration. Passion fruit gives a twist to the fudge dark chocolate brownie and seeds a crunchy texture.

Galette des rois frangipane au chocolat

French Galette des Rois King Cake, Chocolate and Almond Filling

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Also called epiphany cake. The typical French galette des rois made with a mix of puff pastry and almond cream filling called frangipane is here flavored with dark chocolate, actuallly cocoa powder. Very tasty.

Bûche de Noël au chocolat et au fruit de la passion de Pierre Hermé

Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Christmas Log Cake

,

Some associations work well. Milk chocolate and passion fruit is a great example. And this Christmas log is a delight. It became very famous in France with the great French pastry chef Pierre Hermé and his desserts named Mogador. 

Gluten free chocolate cake French family recipe

Easy Gluten Free French Chocolate Cake

This moist dark chocolate cake is baked without any flour nor baking powder. Very simple and quick to prepare, it tastes even better after a few hours rest, if you can resist! But it’s worth it, the inside gets mellow and so delicious.

Charlotte au chocolat et à la poire avec des billes croustillantes Maltesers

Chocolate Charlotte with Pears and Crispy Maltesers

,

This charlotte is a quick and easy to prepare chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate mousse, soft pears and crispy Maltesers balls.

chocolate and salted butter caramel fondant ultra moist cake

Chocolate and Salted Butter Caramel Cake

The French, especially from Brittany, LOVE salted butter caramel. Mixed with chocolate, it does give a great hint to a basic chocolate cake.
A gluten free recipe.

Cake banane chocolat

Chocolate Banana Bread

How do you use ripe bananas? At home, it’s banana cake with lots of chocolate chips. Kids love it. Great also for breakfast or at tea time.

Tartelettes de fraise et compotée de rhubarbe sur sablé breton

Strawberry and Rhubarb Tart on Sablé Breton Shortbread

,

I love this desert's association of ingredients and textures: a crunchy sablé breton shortbread, the rhubarb's acidity and the sweetness of fresh strawberries. Serve as a cake to share or tartelettes individual tarts.

Clafoutis aux cerises

Cherry Clafoutis

,

Ask the French. The only answer you'll get for their favorite cherry dessert will be a cherry clafoutis, with beautiful, generous and flavorful black cherries, such as the burlat variety. Incredibly easy and quick to make, this traditional desert is so delicious!

Tarte au citron sans meringue

French Lemon Tart

Lemon tart might be one of French's favorite desert. This is an extremely quick recipe that enhance lemon flavor without being too acidic and without meringue's sugary taste.
It's kind of the French Key Lime Pie.

French honey and spices gingerbread

Spices and Honey Gingerbread

No eggs left at home? And you want to bake a cake? Why not try this French version of gingerbread, which is actually more of a spice and honey cake than the traditional gingerbread. It does contain ginger, but not only.

Tarte tatin traditionnelle

Tarte Tatin Apple Pie

A Caramelized Upside-Down Apple Pie
The French Tarte Tatin is a traditional apple pie with a twist: it's cooked upside down, apples down below and pastry up top, and flipped onto the presentation dish while it's still hot. This way the apples are slow-cooked in caramel, which makes them soft and flavorsome, while the pastry remains crispy. Why upside down? What a strange idea!!