Monday, 14 September 2009

Titillating Toscakaka!

No.. I'm not swearing at anyone.. a Toscakaka (Tosca Cake) is a traditional Swedish cake and I came across a recipe in Sunday's Examiner newspaper. Was feeling a bit domestic and so gave it a shot... OMG!!
For a very simple cake, the result was very, very yummy!!!
Here's the recipe should anyone wish to treat their tastebuds! The topping is particularly tasty!
Tosca Cake
100g unsalted Butter
2 large Eggs
150ml Caster Sugar
200ml Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
50ml Cream (or milk if prefered)
(Topping)
100g Butter
100ml Caster Sugar
2 tbspn Plain Flour
2 tbspn Milk
100g Flaked Almonds
- Grease and flour a 24cm round springform tin
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees
- Melt butter and allow to cool
- Beat eggs and sugar till pale and fluffy. Combine dry ingredients and stir into egg mix, along with melted butter. Mix well
- Pour into pan and bake in lower part of oven for 20-25 mins
- Prepare the topping. Combine everything in a saucepan, heat and stir well until butter melted and mixture thickens
- Once cake is cooked, spread topping over top and place back in oven (moving up to middle rack) for further 15 mins, or till topping is golden and a little caramelised

The quantities of the dry ingredients are shown in mililitres - this is a European method of measuring volume and isn't a typo. I measured them out using a glass measuring jug.
Enjoy!!

4 comments:

Robbin said...

mmm that looks really delicious! i love your writing style, btw. keep it up! <3

innerearthsoaps said...

This looks really yummy!

sophiehillartist said...

I think I just tried to eat my screen...


YUM!

Peg and Kate said...

Looks pretty yummy. I'll have to give it a burl, when we finish all this party food.