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Course Dessert, Holiday, home made
Cuisine French
Keyword butter, dessert, eggs, fall dessert, fall food, fall recipes, flour, French dessert, holiday baking, pound cake, quatre-quarts, sugar
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 508 kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup flour 1 cup flour
  • pinch of salt (optional) pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. butter a 9x5 loaf mold or round mold and coat lightly with flour, or use a no-stick bakery spray.

  2. Soften the butter in a bowl until it becomes creamier. Add the sugar 2 to 3 times and whisk vigorously until a nice cream is created.

  3. Separate the egg yolk from the white. Add the egg yolks to the butter-sugar mixture. Incorporate the sifted flour.

  4. In another bowl beat at full speed the egg whites with a pinch of salt. Once soft peaks are formed and no more white liquid is in your bowl from the egg white, Incorporate the egg whites into the egg flour mixture.

  5. Pour the mixture into the mold and bake for 40 minutes in the middle of the oven.

    Verify that it is ready by inserting a knife in the middle.

    Remove from the oven and wait 5 minutes prior to removing from the mold.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1064IU21%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.