These French cake recipes are all fairly easy, allowing you to quickly make a luscious homemade dessert from France. As with all good French food the secret to success is to start with the very best ingredients possible.
The freshest eggs, high quality flours and sugars, and pure butter are the cornerstones to good baking, French or otherwise.
Traditionally a baba au rhum is made with a yeast dough, but here it is quickly made with baking powder for leavening. Baked in a ring mold and topped with whipped cream, this rum soaked cake is delicious.
The recipe for choux pastry is easier than you might imagine. It is the basis for lots of French cake recipes, some of them quite elaborate. A plate of cream puffs would make an easy and fun offering at a birthday party.
Les navettes de Saint Victor are a speciality of the south of France and feature the unusual taste of orange flower water. Try serving them with this orange flavored mascarpone cheese for a super treat.