Appetizers/ Lunches

The 5 in 1 salty cake

Hi there!

I am here!  I am back!  So sorry for this little unannounced blog-vacations, it was not how I planned it.
In the last 2 weeks, I had so much going on.  Mainly, some of my French family visiting here for 2 weeks.  I took a few days off and I really thought that among other things and daily life, I would keep the blog alive.  Well, well, well, I was fooling myself!

It can be so challenging to tackle so many things at the same time.  That’s why today, I have an amazing recipe for you!  Why is it amazing?  Because this cake takes care of 5 situations.  FIVE.

  1. Bring it to your friend’s end of summer POTLUCK
  2. Cut it into little squares for an APPETIZER
  3. Serve it for LUNCH or DINNER with a winter soup or summer salad
  4. Pack it for your weekend PICNIC
  5. Cut a nice slice for your kid’s LUNCH BOX

What is so good about that cake?  First, it is cheesy!  It is filling but not too much, it is rich in protein with the eggs but not too eggy.  It’s a moist salty cake with a little crunch on the top.

If you are worried about the wine, let me tell you that you will not taste it.  So you can serve it to everybody in the family!

I hope you will enjoy it and I promise I will be back soon!

Savory Cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: appetizer, breaded, cake, cheese, ham, loaf
Author: Mélanie


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 20 ml white wine
  • 2 tsp yeast 8g
  • 1 cup purpose flour 150g
  • 1 cup ham, diced 100g
  • 1 cup grated cheese, cheddar or 1 cup of grated cheese, cheddar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper optional to taste


  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, oil and wine.
  • Gradually, add the yeast and the flour. Keep mixing while pouring so there are so lumps.
  • Add the ham and cheese. Mix.
  • Add the salt and pepper/
  • Pour in a loaf pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 375F.

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  • Reply
    Marc @ Smell My Kitchen
    August 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I hope you enjoyed your vacation and that your family had fun!

    But gasp, to many times away from your blog. It seems the pictures aren’t working ;)

    • Reply
      August 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much Marc! I am having a hard time fixing it :( not sure why it is doing that…

  • Reply
    Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    August 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve never heard of anything like this before, Melanie, but it sounds great! It’s interesting that you’ve added yeast. It’s sort of a cross between bread and an omelette. I’m intrigued!
    Hope you’ve enjoyed your time with your family! :-)

    • Reply
      August 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks Helen! The yeast helps bringing a lighter texture since it it rising a little! It is a great cake to do for a bunch of occasion. :)

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