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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mjuk toscakaka or Amazing Swedish Cake

For this month's Random Recipe Challenge Dom at Belleau Kitchen told us to dig deep into baking books/sections and pick a baking recipe. This obviously suited me perfectly! After gathering a tottering pile of books I picked at hazard The Art of the Tart which is a sweet little book by Tamasin Day-Lewis. I've made a couple of the savoury tarts from this book but the opening at page 80 was for this Swedish tart recipe. This is I think my absolute new favourite recipe which would be as apt for a dinner dessert as it would be with a mid afternoon cup of tea. This tart shaped cake is moist yet light with the most delicious crunchy, fudgey flaked almond topping.

The Recipe

150g butter
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp water

30g flaked almonds
60g butter
5 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp milk

1. Preheat oven to 180 c and butter a 22cm tart tin.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs one by one, then add the vanilla extract. Sift in the flour and baking powder, beat thoroughly, then add the water and continue beating until smooth. Put the mixture into the tart tin, smooth the top and bake for about 30 mins. Remove from the oven and then turn the temperature up to 200 c.
3. For the topping, put all the ingredients together into a saucepan and heat until the mixture bubbles. Spoon the mixture over the tart and return to oven to brown for 5 mins.


  1. the art of the tart... so many 'carry-on' type innuendo's in there I don't know where to begin!... looks very very good, I must say this will probably become a favourite for me too, lovely recipe... glad you found it? Thanks so much for taking part x

  2. I know - I did wonder what my friend was saying when I got it for a present! Thanks for helping me find it!

  3. Dom's random recipe challenge is great for throwing up great (as well as the not so great) recipes we might never otherwise make. This tart looks fabulous and I'm going to have to give it a try - maybe with a chocolate twist ;-)

  4. That's so funny - I'm doing a recipe from this book too! Luckily it's not this one (but I'm really glad you've test-driven it because I think I have to make it now!)

  5. What a great find! I'm looking forward to showing it to my Swedish Manager at work tomorrow in the hope she may take the hint and bake it for the team it sounds delicious!

  6. It looks delish - one to add to my list to try soon.

  7. This looks delicious! Aren't Dom's challenges fun? I'm still looking for my recipe, I'm between two . . .

  8. Amazing is right! That looks absolutely delicious - thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for the comments! @kitchenmaid how funny! Cant wait to see what you choose!

  10. This really does sound lovely. Some of the Swedish desserts are truly wonderful and I think you've found one of them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. this looks very good! like, worth the conversions, good! ha. thanks for sharing! an awesome post, as per usual. loves it :)
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  13. This does look good. I love the name of this book and am going to nosey at it on amazon - think it will go on my wishlist!

  14. Wow this looks brilliant!! yum yum! :)