Why a Swedish cake for Christmas?
Kladdkaka is a traditional Swedish chocolate cake made during the christmas period.
Before I go any further, I have to come out clean: I do not like chocolate. I don’t hate chocolate, I just don’t care about it. Who was it who said that I would take hatred over indifference? If you hate something or someone, you are paying it attention but indifference means that you don’t care whether something exists or not. That’s how I feel about chocolate: the finest chocolate can sit in my house for years and I wouldn’t eat it. And I am someone who has a very strong sweet tooth. So that should tell you something about my indifference towards chocolate. And I like brownies even less. I am sorry, I am not doing a very good job of selling this cake to you. Sorry!
So given my indifference towards chocolate if I say that a chocolate cake is good, especially the one which has the texture of a brownie, it means that it’s really, really good.
This recipe for making chocolate cake uses five ingredients and it takes less 30 minutes to bake! It’s soft and gooey on the inside and lovely texture on the outside and it melts in your mouth.
Go on, give it a try.
- 200 gram cooking chocolate 70% cacao, divided into small pieces
- 200 gram unsalted butter
- 250 gram sugar
- 4 eggs
- 40 gram flour all purpose in USA/ plain flour in U.K. / maida in India - look for flour from soft wheat
- bread crumbs for coating the pan
- 1 pinch salt
Preheat the oven to 175 degree centigrade.
Melt the butter on low heat. Once the butter melts, add the chocolate pieces. Keep on stirring until the chocolate melts completely.
Once the chocolate melts, turn off the heat.
Add all the other ingredients to the pan and mix everything well.
Grease the sides of the round 9 inch baking pan and sprinkle the bread crumb on the bottom and sides of the pan.
Pour the batter in the greased baking pan and put it in the oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Turn off the oven and take out the cake.
You can serve it coffee or with ice cream of your choice. Enjoy!
Gooey chocolate melting out of Swedish Kladdkaka Cake