Recipe Basque cake

Today, we are heading south-west with our delicious Basque cake recipe!

This regional specialty very popular in this region of France (but not only!) is made of a creamy vanilla pastry cream contained in a crispy shortcrust pastry.

For an aesthetic cake, you can decorate the shortcrust pastry with the tip of your knife.

If you are looking for other sweet regional specialties, find on the blog our pink praline tart recipe or our homemade calissons recipe!

This Basque cake recipe is brought to you by Alizée, our partner blogger!


Recipe Basque cake (6 people)


Preparation: 40 minutes

Cooking: 40 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Preparation of pastry cream


1) Ingredients


500g whole milk


2 vanilla pods


4 egg yolks


110g sugar


50g cornstarch


2) Preparation


In a saucepan, heat the milk with the vanilla beans.


Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl, add the cornstarch.


When the milk is hot remove the vanilla pods and add the milk to the mixture. Put everything on the fire and whisk until thickened.


Set aside in the fridge with plastic wrap to prevent a crust from forming.


Preparation of shortcrust pastry


1) Ingredients


150 g softened butter


140g sugar


1 pinch of salt


220g flour


60g egg yolks


Gilding: one egg yolk


2) Preparation


In a stand mixer, combine the softened butter, sugar and pinch of salt.


Then add the flour and stop mixing as soon as the mixture is homogeneous. Add the yolks then set aside.


Divide the dough in two, since you will have to make 2 disks of dough. Roll out each piece of dough then refrigerate.


Darken the circle and the edges (here 3 cm).


Add the pastry cream then cover everything with the second disc of dough.


Brush with an egg yolk using a brush then draw vertical and horizontal lines.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 160°C.

Gourmet tasting!


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