Mini chocolate chips cakes

Tomorrow we are off to Brittany for the holidays and I am preparing the food for lunch and snacks. I bought a few month ago a silicone baking tin which I barely used until now. But today it is the right time to use this tin for mini cakes! The shape is perfect for a lunch box.

For 8 mini cakes:

  • 150 g white flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 70 g white sugar
  • 70 g de butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons of milk

Preheat the oven at 180° C.

Let the butter melt slowly in a pan.

In a mixing bowl, mix sugar and eggs. Mix well to get a creamy mixture. Then add  the flour and baking powder. Add the butter and mix everything well before adding the chocolate chips. Stir the mixture but not too much.

Pour the mixture in your tin and bake for 35 minutes. (my over is getting old and the cooking time are getting a bit unsettled).


Yogurt cake

This recipe of “gateau au yaourt” as we call it in France is a chilhood memory. Every kid in France has done yogurt cake at school or with their mum or grand mother. This is a fun recipe and easy to do with kids as all you need to measure the ingredients is a yogurt pot! This cake is good in the afternoon with a juice for the kids and a cup of tea or coffee for the parents!
Ingredients (10 minutes preparation)
  • 1 pot (125g) of natural yogurt
  • 1 pot of rapeseed oil
  •  2 pots of sugar
  • 3 pots of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (optional)
Yogurt pot
Preheat your oven at 180°C.
In a bowl, empty the yogurt pot. it is better to use natural yogurt but a fruit yogurt can do the job if you have only this. It will give some fruity taste to your cake!
Then add all the ingredients measuring them with the empty yogurt pot and mix everything with a whisk until you get an homogeneous mixture.
Pour the mixture in a tin and bake for at least 30 minutes.

Chocolate Marble Cake

I am not a cake person but I love chocolate marble cake because it is related to my childhood. When I was a kid, I loved the chocolate marble cake from a French brand called Brossard (Savane de Brossard). I still think this is the best marble cake I have ever eaten because of its unique delicious taste. However, the recipe below is almost as tasty as the Savane!

For 6 persons

  • 100g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 10cl milk
  • 200g flour
  • 2 table spoons of baking powder
  • 20g of vanilla sugar or 3 table spoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 table spoons of cocoa powder

Preheat the oven at 180°c.

Melt the butter in a microwave.

In a bowl, mix the melted butter, the sugar and the four egg yolks.

Add 10cl of milk, the flour and the baking powder.

In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until thick and stiff. Add them to the preparation.

Divide the mixture in two parts.

In one of them, add the vanilla sugar or vanilla extract. In the other one, add the cocoa powder.

Pour some of the vanilla preparation in a cake tin. Add some of the chocolate one. Keep pouring the preparation by layers.

Bake at 180°C at least 45 min. (baking time depends on the oven…)

Once baked, turn the cake out of the tin and let it cool down.