Known in Spain as 'Bizcocho cuatro cuartos' it takes its name from the fact that it contains equal parts of the the four main ingredients: flour, sugar, butter and eggs. It can be made with with various flavourings such as lemon, vanilla, cinnamon etc. It is similar to the English Pound Cake.

Four quarters cake (TM)
The new Thermomix TM5 (2014)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:292
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th October 2012

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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F - gas 4)


  1. Tip the sugar into the very dry bowl 20 seconds / Speed 5-10 progressively
  2. Add the lemon peel and again 20 seconds / Speed 5-10 progressively
  3. Next, add the eggs 2 minutes / 37° / Speed 3
  4. Add the butter and beat 30 seconds / Speed 3
  5. Incorporate the flour, baking powder and salt 10 seconds / Speed 2½
  6. Finish by folding the mixture delicately with the spatula
  7. Pour into a greased and floured cake tin and bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes

Recipe source

  • This is a translation of a recipe in Thermomix TM31 - Imprescindible para tu cocina which is the book supplied with Spanish TMXs.

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