This recipe is an absolute standard classic French home-made cake that can be conjured up at a minute's notice for any occasion. It's perfect for goûter, school bake sales, birthdays and even breakfast! It's so easy anyone can make it. The beauty of it lies in its simplicity - there's no complicated order of ingredients or difficult folding-in/whipping/creaming; heck there's not even any weighing! Contrary to what all those reputable bakers out there say about baking being a precise science, this recipe is basic, fairly imprecise and yet never fails.