Grandma's cake

Publié le par Danièle

My mother is Portuguese. I've still my Grandparents who live in Portugal. We love to take our vacation there because of the family and the beach but you know me because of the delicious food!

Portuguese cuisine is very rich and testy. It's a Mediterranean cuisine with olive oil, spices, garlic , herbs, tomatoes, fish, poultry...and lot of pastries!

I'll test with you some recipes and we'll travel a little bit  together in this beautiful country.

Today I made My grandmother's cake. She used to make this cake each time we visited them. I lost my recipe and my sister helped me.

Alexia like to eat it with a piece of chocolate!


Ingredients: 100 6280

7 eggs yolks

7 eggs whites

100g (2/3 cup) flour

50g (1/3 cup) cornstach

200g (1 cup) sugar granulated

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 orange's zest





Direction : 100 6288

Preheat the oven to 350°F(180°C).

Grease a chiffon pan with butter and some flour.

In a bowl, mix eggs yolks and sugar. Whisk well until it's begin white and then add flour, cornstach, baking soda, zest and salt. Whisk well.

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs whites until peaks form. Gently fold a third of the egg-white mixture into the eggs yolks-flour mixture until combined. Gently fold in remaining whites.

Spread batter in the chiffon pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Test the center for doneness : the knife should be dry. 






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kathy hayes 04/11/2010 22:38

This looks delicious! wish I had the energy to bake. (I might be pregnant again!) I love all of the great personal anecdotes that you have included. It's a treat to read. Keep them coming!

Danièle 05/11/2010 07:00

Oh Kathy, congratulations. This is a wonderful news!!!

 Thanks for your comments. I'll try to make it in French.


Louise 23/10/2010 05:29

Daniele, I was just thinking of making this delicious cake the other day! Such wonderful memories!

Danièle 23/10/2010 08:36

I made already two. It's delicious for breakfast!!!