If you want to surprise your family and friends with an amazing cake called cherry clafoutis keep reading.

I actually got this recipe from a very special person. A friend of mine invited me once to his grandma’s, for a ”goûter”, a nice five o’clock tea à la française. She is the old woman who saw all and knows it all 🙂

My mouth was full of joy when I tasted her amazing cake, cherry clafoutis. I couldn’t resist to ask her how she made it and… she gave me her secret(?) recipe. I was so happy and made it the following day.

I’m sharing here her family secret with you.

For a 6 servings delicious Cherry Clafoutis, you’ll need:

  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour (=60 g)
  • ½ tea spoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar (= 100 g)
  • 2 ¾ cups of cherries, pitted
  • 3 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 165°C (325°F) and grease a baking pan with the melted butter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, the sugar and the vanilla extract. Add the flour and the salt. Continue to whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour half of the batter into the baking dish as it should cover the bottom of the pan and try to arrange so-so the 2 cups of pitted cherries over the set batter.
  4. Pour the rest of the batter and place the ¾ cup remaining cherries over the top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes until the surface of the cherry clafoutis has a golden brown color. Also, if you want to know if your clafoutis is ready (or any cake on that matter said grand-ma), simply insert a knife into the cake and it should come out clean.
  6. Put the pan on a rack and sprinkle the cake with raw sugar. There are several suggestions then: serving it warm with vanilla ice cream alongside or let cool the clafoutis and pass some whipped cream at the table.

Bon Appétit !



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