Friday, November 06, 2015

Swedish Kladdkaka



Tomorrow is National Kladdkaka Day in Sweden. Okay, so it's not like every Swede stops whatever they're doing to celebrate, but they should! Apart from IKEA, ABBA and kanelbullar, this chocolate cake is as Swedish as it gets. And it's delicious.




I have posted two recipes for kladdkaka on the blog earlier, one is a cardamom version with Baileys Cream Truffle and one is made with mint chocolate. This time I used my favorite recipe for traditional kladdkaka and topped it with Baileys Cream Truffle.




To decorate, I made some chocolate swirls by melting chocolate and piping onto parchment paper. Let the swirls cool in the freezer for a few minutes to harden, then put them upright in a little piped whipped cream.





Since it was just hubby and I eating it, I made sure I cut the rest of the cake in portion pieces and put in an airtight container in the freezer. I can't keep it in the fridge, because I know I would talk myself into having it for breakfast the next morning! It's great when you have guests coming over, just remove from the freezer and let sit in room temperature for ten minutes, and it's ready to be enjoyed.




If you haven't tried kladdkaka before, you're definitely missing out. Good thing there's an easy recipe for you to try here below!


Kladdkaka
from the magazine Hembakat

150 g butter
100 g chocolate
270 g sugar
3 eggs
3 tbsp. cacao
105 g flour
1 pinch salt
2 tsp vanilla sugar*


*If you can't get your hands on vanilla sugar, just substitute with confectioners sugar and add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.

Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 355 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from stove, and add the chocolate to the butter and stir.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. 
  3. Line the bottom of a 9" spring form pan with parchment paper, then butter and flour it. (I used a 6 inch pan and let it be in the oven for a little longer) Pour the batter into the pan.
  4. Bake in on the center rack for about 25-30 minutes. Make sure it's not too wobbly when you take it out. Let cool in the pan.
You will find the recipe for the Baileys Cream Truffle here.



Kladdkaka
från Hembakat

150 g smör
100 g choklad
3 dl strösocker
3 ägg

3 msk kakao
1 ¾ dl vetemjöl
1 nypa salt
2 tsk vaniljsocker

Gör så här:

1. Sätt ugnen på 180 grader. Smält smöret i en kastrull. Tillsätt chokladen och när den smält, tillsätt resten av ingredienserna och blanda snabbt ihop allt till en slät smet.
2. Häll smeten i en smord och mjölad springform, 23–24 cm i diameter. Jag lägger alltid smörpapper i botten för att lättare kunna ta bort kakan från formen.
3. Grädda kakan mitt i ugnen i 25–30 min beroende på hur kladdig du vill ha den. Låt den svalna i formen.

2 comments:

  1. Kan man byta ut baileys mot något annat?

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    1. Absolut! Det är jättegott att bara värma ca 1 dl grädde, dra av spisen och ha ner ca 200g ljus eller mörk choklad. Det gör jag i vanliga fall.

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