KLADDKAKAN, A ONE OF A KIND SWEDISH CAKE
Kladdkakan has taken the Swedish people by storm and it’s commonly served for fika and parties. The cake is easy to love and it can be served with various sides such as cream, ice cream, meringues or berries, which gives a wonderful variety of both taste and texture.
This pastry has become extremely popular among the Swedish people and it is actually only in Sweden that you can find this particular sticky cake. In Sweden, it has received the stamp of being a national dessert and in 2008 a special day was instituted to pay attention to the dessert, namely Kladdkakans day, which falls every year on November 7. Outside of Sweden, it is the brownie that is most similar in taste, texture and appearance.
One of the reasons why kladdkakan has become so popular and won the hearts of the Swedish people is probably because there are so few ingredients involved and that the procedure is so simple. Almost anyone can put together a good kladdkaka. The ingredients are also ones that most people have at home, which means that you can throw together a kladdkaka at short notice. All you need is: 150 g butter, 3 eggs, 3 dl sugar, 3.5 dl wheat flour, 1 dl cocoa, 1 tbsp vanilla sugar and a little bit of salt.
1. Line the bottom of a mold, approximately 22 cm in diameter, with baking paper.
2. Melt the butter.
3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together lightly and stir in the butter.
4. Mix flour, cocoa, vanilla sugar and salt and stir into the egg mixture.
5. Pour the batter into the mold and bake the cake in the lower part of the oven at 200 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove the cake from the mold and enjoy it freshly baked and warm with lightly whipped cream or ice cream, or store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator until ready to serve.