Cakes À La Grandma

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Rest Time 13 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 15 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 345 kcal


For the raspberry sauce:

  • 300 g Butter
  • 5 piece Eggs
  • 100 g Powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Baking cocoa
  • 220 g Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Food starch
  • 400 g Jam
  • 200 g Frozen raspberries
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

For the vanilla parfait:

  • 0,5 piece Vanilla pod
  • 60 g Sugar
  • 2 piece Egg yolk
  • 165 ml Cream
  • 0,5 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 25 ml Water


  • Put the flour, baking powder, powdered sugar, 5 egg yolks and cold butter in a bowl and knead into a mass. Then shape the dough into 3 balls of the same size. Mix a ball with the baking cocoa and knead again. Wrap a light-colored ball with the baking cocoa ball in cling film and place in the freezer for about 45 minutes.
  • Place the third ball in a baking pan as a base and press it down. Bake for about 10 minutes at 170 degrees top / bottom heat. Take out and let cool. Then coat the baked base with the jam. Remove the cocoa ball from the freezer and grate it into thick strips. Then pour this grated cocoa mass over the jam.
  • Now beat the egg whites firmly while slowly adding the sugar. At the end, fold in the cornstarch (or vanilla pudding powder instead). Distribute the protein mixture evenly on the cake. Take the last ball of dough out of the freezer, rub it too and finally cover the egg white mixture evenly.
  • Bake at 175 degrees top / bottom heat for 35 minutes. After the baking time, switch off the oven, but do not open it. Let the cake rest for 45 minutes. Then take it out and enjoy! As a decoration, the cake can be sprinkled with powdered sugar.

For the raspberry sauce:

  • Put the raspberries and all the other ingredients in a saucepan and stir. Bring the raspberries to the boil and then press them through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl.

For the vanilla parfait:

  • Cut into the vanilla pod long ago and scrape out the pulp. Bring the water, vanilla pod, pulp and sugar to the boil and cook for 1 minute. Beat the egg yolks with a little salt and the resulting vanilla syrup over a water bath with a whisk until creamy. Now remove the vanilla pod from the mixture. Now beat the cream over a bowl with ice water until cold. Beat in the cream and fold in. Line a silicone box shape with foil and pour the mass into it. Place in the freezer for at least 12 hours.


Serving: 100gCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3.2gFat: 14g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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