tisdag 28 juli 2009

Do you have a favorite cake?

My third find yesterday was "Perez the Mouse", a charming little book by Luis Coloma with illustrations by George Howard Vyse.
I thought this picture would suit today's tea post, even if it isn't a "tea book".
Some time ago Kristi asked if I have a favorite cake – hers is Hungarian toasted hazelnut torte. Cakes usually end up in the freezer in our house – and not found until I defrost the freezer – but Kristi's tort sounds a bit like the nut torte my German friend Hilde used to make.
My friend Kerstin can't eat any flour and hardly any sugar (and definitely no sugar substitute) so I decided to make a her a nut torte. Instead of making two round cakes with lingonberry jam between the two layers and whipped cream on top, I made one cake (25 cm x 25 cm) and served it with raspberries and ice cream for those who could eat that.

Hildes nöttårta
(Hilde's nut torte)

150 g butter
100 g muscovado sugar

4 eggs, slightly beaten

200 g ground hazelnuts – I toast them first
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa – I usually take some more

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet. Pour into two cake pans (20 cm).
Bake for 20 minutes in 200°C.
Spread lingonberry jam between the layers – or cranberry jam, if you can't find lingon – and whipped cream on top.

You find a handy conversion calculator here.

Do you have a favorite cake you like to share with us? Let me know and I'll link to your post – or if you don't have a blog but still want to share, I can post it here.

2 kommentarer:

  1. I think I would love that little book! I'm going to see if I can find it. :)

  2. Yes, isn't it lovely? With some luck you might be able to find an old copy second (third or fourth) hand. Otherwise you can always read it on-line - or even copy it, as it is a rather small book.