Or, Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake. If you’d prefer.
It’s not really a Christmas bake, I know I’ve made it look like it. It’s a cake for very season. Every month, every day if you like. It’s definitely very more-ish, I’ll give it that.It’s also WAY too earlier to start Christmas baking (welll maybe, but we won’t mention that until late October, promise).
Kladdkaka is what you’d imagine a underdone cake to look like, even taste like. Secretly I quite like that slightly not-quite-cooked-all-the-way-through batter, the kind of batter that would make Paul Hollywood give me those evil eyes fo’ sure.
The outsides are more brownie-like, but the inside is melty and gooey. It’s comfort in a cake. And it’s CHOCOLATE. This recipe had me at chocolate.
There are two downfalls to this cake, however. The first is the timing. It’s one of those where you have to sit outside the oven and glare into the glass until you think it’s done. Too much baking then it turns into a pretty standard chocolate sponge. Too less then you might as well had not cooked it. It will be done when the centre is still wobbly, but the crust still holds when you (gently) press into it. The other downfall I hear you cry? It’ll be gone in seconds.
RECIPE FROM THE SCANDI KITCHEN
- 2 eggs
- 200g caster sugar/granulated sugar
- 150g plain flour
- 3 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar or extract
- pinch of salt
- 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- icing sugar/ cocoa powder mix, to dust
- Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a cake tin with parchment paper.
- Whisk the eggs and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
- Sift together the dry ingredients and then add to the wet mixture. Gently fold until incorporated.
- Fold in the melted butter.
- Pour into the cake tin and bake for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it (notes above). It should be very soft in the middle but yielding to touch.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely in the pan.
- Mix together a teaspoon of icing sugar and a teaspoon of cocoa powder together and dust over the cake.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.