Swedes are really good in making pastries. There are a lot of different sweets to accompany your fika coffee. One of the first things I tried during my initial weeks in Lund was Kladdkaka, a chocolate cake that is similar to brownies. Since then this is my absolute favourite and I have been desperately looking for a good recipe. A few months ago I finally got one from a Swedish girl in a coffee bar. She wrote it on a napkin for me, saying that she has prepared it so many times during the exam period that she already knew it by heart. So I am happy to share it with you now.
First turn the oven on to 175°C. Then melt the butter. Put some of it in the backing form to make sure the cake will not stick to it after baking. After the butter has melted leave it in the pot to cool down a bit. In the meantime mix the eggs with the sugar. Put in the cacao and the floor and slightly turn it with a dough scraper, don’t whip it. Then put in the butter and mix it again. After that the dough is ready for the oven.
Let it bake for 20 minutes. When you take it out, it should still be a bit smooth in the middle. Ideally, you wait until the next day until you eat it. If you can’t wait, a few hours for the dough to settle it might also be ok.
If you like, you can decorate the cake with some powdered sugar or as I did this time cover it with chocolate and sugar pearls.
No matter how – your Kladdkaka will taste delicious!
Posted on: Jan 22, 2012 at 2:35 PM