Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Runeberg's Cake

Runeberg's Cakes are named after Finnish national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg, who apparently was very fond of these cakes made by his lovely wife. They are traditionally baked and eaten on February 5th, Runeberg's Day.

These cakes are very good! They are flavoured with almonds, gingerbead cookies and rum and topped with raspberry jam and icing sugar.



The recipe is not my own, I took it from this website.

Ingredients (make 10-12 cakes):
  • 150 g butter
  • 120 g (raw) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml apple sauce
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g almond meal
  • 90 g gingerbread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • raspberry jam
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • ½ tablespoon hot water
 
Directions:
Beat soft butter and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs beating well after each one. Add apple sauce and fold in the dry ingredients (mixed together first in a separate bowl).
Spoon the batter into cupcake molds and bake in 190C for about 15-20 minutes. Let cool.
Mix icing sugar and hot water in a bowl until you have a smooth, thick paste. Press a small dent in the middle of each cake and top with jam. Pipe a thin layer of icing sugar around the centre.


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