Gateau Marie

Gâteau Marie

Gateau Marie


  • 200 g flour
  • 120 g sugar (or 200 g if you like it sweeter)
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Full cream 300 g
  • 100g raisins

For decoration

  • 250 g softened butter
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon of milk
  • 8 drops of blue liquid food coloring


Pre-heat the oven to 180 °

In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer whisk together the flour, cream, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla sugar. Add the grapes and then beat again the dough and set aside. Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold with a spatula until the dough is smooth and well blended. Butter the baking dish and pour the batter in and bake for 45 minutes.

Once baked let the cake cool slightly before unmolding to cool completely for next step.

In a large bowl place the butter, beat with an electric mixer until it is smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix briefly. Add the icing sugar gradually, often scraping the sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula. When all the sugar has been added the mixture will be quite dry, add 2 tablespoons of milk and beat again on medium speed until buttercream becomes light and airy. This may take some time depending on your drummer but also use the average speed for this step.

Put half the cream in a separate bowl and add the blue dye and mix. Cover the cake with the without dye buttercream. Once the cake is completely covered with the buttercream, put the blue cream in a sleeve pocket and decorate as you wish.

4 comments to “Gateau Marie”
4 comments to “Gateau Marie”
  1. Hello, I came across your blog..nice fusion cuisine. With regards to the gateau marie, what is the full cream 300 g in the ingredients you are referring to? Would this be full cream milk powder?

    Many Thanks

    • Hello, thank you for your interest in our blog. The full cream is whole fresh cream which is liquid.

      Hope that helps and let me know if you have more questions.

  2. Hello, I would like to know if this is plain flour you are referring to in the list of ingredients or should baking powder be added to the recipe?

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