In a video that makes the buzz, a YouTuber proves that you can make a cake for 8 people with a budget of 1 euro. And one of the ingredients used is amazing.
Make a cake for less than 1 euro? This is the bet that started Roxane, one of the pastry stars on YouTube. Inspired by a recipe unearthed on the Internet, this former candidate of Best Pastry Chef (M6) decided to breed it at home. What is special about this economical cake with only five ingredients? It contains neither butter nor egg, but… water! Very skeptical during the realization of its preparation, Roxane is ” hyper surprise “Of the result at the end of its recipe, even if it recognizes that” this is not the cake of the year ». « For a 1 euro cake, I thought it wouldn’t even be edible. It is not bad at all, she admits. We treat at least 6-8 people. It can be enjoyed for breakfast with icing sugar on it and soaked in milk or tea. ».
Here is the recipe for the 1 euro cake made by Roxane:
- 300 ml of water
- 200 g sugar
- 90 g of neutral sunflower-type oil
- 300 g flour
- 1 packet of dry yeast
- Vanilla flavor (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
Butter a 24 cm diameter mold.
In a large bowl, pour the water. Add the sugar. Mix.
Add the oil, the flour, then the sachet of baking powder, remembering to stir well between each ingredient.
Optional: add a little vanilla flavor (in this case, the budget of 1 euro will be exceeded).
Pour the mixture into the mold.
Bake for about 45 minutes (depending on the oven).
« The texture is perfect »
Published at the end of September, the video quickly created a buzz. It now has 330,000 views and is one of the most viewed recipes on Youtube in October. Among the 1400 comments, we can read: ” My aunt made one and we devoured it all. Suddenly, I validate of course » ; « The recipe is awesome. I tested it except that it is a little too sweet (I added an egg and a little lemon). The texture is perfect. In addition, it’s super soft ».