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Ti son cake

I tried “gâteau ti son” (ti son cake), another great classic among the cakes and pastries of Reunion Island. It can be flavoured with small pieces of candied papaya. Try this recipe for a delicious children’s snack or for breakfast.


Ti son cake recipe

Preparation time 20 MINUTES
cooking Time1 HOUR


  • Cream the butter and sugar. 
  • Add the eggs and mix well. 
  • Pour in the corn flour and mix. 
  • If the mixture is too try, add 5 or even 10cl of milk, then add the anisette and vanilla seeds.
  • Place the mixture in a round or rectangular greased cake tin.
  • Dice the candied papaya slice and press the cubes lightly into the mixture.
  • Bake at 175° Celsius for 35 minutes.
  • Test the cake by inserting the tip of a knife. If the knife comes out dry, the cake is cooked.
  • Allow to cool, then enjoy!

Choose from candied papaya, raisins (steeped in rum), guava jam, etc. Succulent !


(Serves 6)

  • 250g  corn flour
  • 250g sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 4c anisette
  • 1 large slice candied papaya
  • 1 pinch of salt



Enjoy your meal!