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Recipe for Creuse cake, method by Les Castels Le Château de Poinsouze campsite

Speciality of the Creuse, the cake Creusois is a delicious cake with  hazelnut which can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Light and moist, it will please all the family. This recipe is quick and very easy to make and requires few ingredients and utensils. Lets go ! Discover how our 4 star campsite Les Castels Le Château de Poinsouze prepares this delicious cake !

Ingredients (for 8 people)


– 120 gr  unsalted butter

– 100 gr  white sugar

– 100 gr  brown sugar

– 90 gr flour

– 125 gr finely ground hazelnuts

– 5 egg whites

– Hazelnuts for decoration


Utensils required

– 20 cm round cake tin (lightly buttered)


Start by preheating your oven to 160°C (thermostat 5-6). Blend flour, sugar and finely ground hazelnuts. Add melted butter and mix well. No need to whisk egg whites, just add to your flour mix and incorporate well until an even light and creamy texture.

The mix is ready, lets go to the next step ! Pour mix into your lightly buttered round cake tin (its important to be quick in order to maintain the light texture of the cake). Place in the oven for approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Your cake is cooked when the top is lightly browned and when the point of your knife comes out clean.

Finally, turn out cake onto a cooling rack, allow to cool and dust with finely ground hazelnuts on the top for decoration.

And there you have it ! All one has to do is enjoy this delicious cake concocted by Les Castels Le Château de Poinsouze campsite. Bon appétit ! See you soon at our Le French Time campsites.

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