Kladdkaka (Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake)

Kladdkaka (Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake)

Hi everyone, In case you want to skip straight down to the cake recipe, click here, but otherwise I’m going to start off by complaining a bit today, and the thing I’m complaining about has me pretty irked so you’ll have to excuse my tone, just this once :). I’m sure many of you will remember my recent giveaway. In the end, it was won by two wonderful people, with wonderful blogs, which I enjoy reading a great deal, and many of the people who entered are fantastic people. Some of them I didn’t know… new visitors – that’s not a problem either – it’s nice to meet new people! I like to run such giveaways because I like to make people happy; I like to interact with the blogging community and fellow foodies and for me, it’s a fun way of celebrating my own personal milestones.

Perhaps there are a few people who don’t think though – I’m not a company, I’m not some faceless corporation. No – this blog is all me; I don’t get sponsored, I pay for the items I give away out of my own pocket. I pick the items myself because I feel they will be appreciated and I like seeing peoples’ reactions when they’ve won.

“Well, that’s what happened, right? If the giveaway was won by two great people, and you got to interact with loads of nice people, why are you complaining?”, you may be wondering.

I’ll tell you why; I gave people the opportunity of entering multiple times – “all you gotta do is leave a comment”, I say,  “like me on some social media sites for more chances at winning” – so people did. That’s great, and you know – it’s not like you’re being tied into some life-long contract with obligations to me by clicking “Like” on Facebook, or subscribing to me on Twitter or by email. You’re free to un-Like, un-follow, unsubscribe and so forth any time you want. I can understand that in this day and age, with all this social media stuff, sometimes it’s information overload. If you “un-everything” within 2 hours of my giveaway results post going live though… – well, how do you think that makes me feel?

Someone did exactly this. They went and unsubscribed/unfollowed/unliked everything as soon as they found they hadn’t won. Of course, the chances of them reading this are pretty much nil, but for the record, I’ll tell you how that makes me feel:

You appear from nowhere, you enter a friendly giveaway without actually giving a damn about me and then you take off without a trace? It makes me think that you’re greedy, mean-spirited and selfish. Way to kill the mood! I wish you would enter a future giveaway here just so I can have the pleasure of banning you!

Perhaps I’m being too naive or taking things too personally… what can I say – I’m a sensitive soul :(. I’m just so glad that they didn’t win, and people who actually deserved it did.

Anyway – big deep breath – on to happier things. I announced a few weeks ago that I would make a few changes just to keep things fresh: monthly round-ups and book reviews every month were two of them. The last change I was keeping secret but I can reveal today – I got an upgrade!

Canon EOS 60D

Aside from the camera-porn, what is my change though? Well, I’ve been wanting to improve my videos – to give people a real reason to watch them. After watching some other food videos on various blogs I felt rather inspired and my other camera, a Canon EOS 400D, was starting to get a bit aged. Stay tuned for my new videos folks – featuring yours truly in full HD! I hope to have my first one up within a couple of weeks :).

Kladdkaka

Time for some Kladdkaka…

Today’s recipe – I promised you a non-fail Swedish cake and so here it is. It’s probably one of my favourite cakes, and if you go to pretty much any coffee-shop in Sweden you’ll find big wedges of kladdkaka on sale, usually with whipped cream on top. If you want to try another Swedish cake, give my “Rooster Cake” or Tuppkaka a try as well. Anyway – a bit of explanation about the name – Kladdig means “sticky” in Swedish and kaka of course means “cake”, so what you have is a “sticky cake”, and very delicious and sticky it is too.

Kladdkaka

Soft, gooey and chocolatey… give it a try – you’ll love it :) – best of all, kladdkaka is lightening fast to make and cheap as chips as well!

Kladdkaka

I hope you enjoy the kladdkaka recipe. Take care everyone – see you back on Sunday!

Kladdkaka

Video Recipe

Kladdkaka
Serves 8
This traditional Swedish cake is wonderfully soft, gooey, and chocolatey. Not too sweet, it's a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee at any time of day.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
301 calories
42 g
79 g
14 g
5 g
9 g
77 g
21 g
25 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
77g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 9g
43%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 79mg
26%
Sodium 21mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g Caster Sugar
  2. 140g Plain Flour
  3. 50g Cocoa Powder
  4. 2tsps Baking Powder
  5. 2tsps Vanilla Sugar
  6. 120g Butter
  7. 2 eggs
You'll also need
  1. A 20cm baking tin
Instructions
  1. Start off by preheating your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Blend the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a pan or the microwave and pour in. Mix well and finally crack in the eggs and beat together to form a thick batter.
  2. Grease a round 20cm tin. If the tin has a tendency to stick, consider lining the bottom with greaseproof paper as well. Spoon the batter into the tin and smooth out to the edges.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes before removing and allowing to cool for ~10 minutes before carefully removing from the tin. Try not to over-bake the cake. If you do the gooey consistency of the cake may be lost.
  4. Enjoy with some raspberries and whipped cream, or just on its own, for a soft, chocolatey treat.
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calories
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fat
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protein
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carbs
42g
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79 Comments

  1. Grats with the new camera ) It’s so cool, cant wait to see the new videos and new photos!
    And about the giveaway – told u already, cheer up) I followed you everywhere and didnt leave a comment, so it must balance it up somehow in the universe ))

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    • Thanks Marianna – it finally arrived, after the little adventure it had (the first one that was sent to me “got lost in the post”…!

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  2. Hi Charles. Your cake looks gorgeous and for me the combination of words “sticky” and “chocolate” cannot mean anything but pure delight. Congratulations on your new camera! Mine is so shabby in comparison. Good luck with your videos. Already the videos I have seen are very impressive, so I cannot imagine how good the future ones will be.
    As for the giveaway… You really shouldn’t care about it or be angry: I have heard there are people who regularly google the word “giveaway” only to participate and maybe win something, so either this person was one of them or maybe it was for some other reasons? Different people have different reasons for commenting, not necessarily meaning friendliness or interest in our blogs or food we write about… Some hardly look at the photos… Frankly, I’m sure also many bloggers who organise giveaways do not care who gets the prize (even if it’s a first time visitor) because they also often do it only to earn more popularity and money.
    Ok, it’s easy to talk “coldly” when someone else is disappointed or/and angry, but I can assure you that I have also had some unpleasant blogging experience and I’m sure everyone does at a certain point, so don’t worry and care only for the people who you appreciate, who appreciate you and who make your blogging experience enjoyable.

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    • Thanks so much Sissi – I hope you decide to give the cake a try… I know Kristy won’t be a fan since she doesn’t like chocolate too much but hopefully you would like it!

      Thanks for your kind words – you’re right… I have no problem with a first-time visitor winning – even if they never came back again, but I don’t know – there’s something really shameless about the idea of just googling “Giveaway” and entering everything you can find. I know I’ve been to peoples’ blogs before and my first visit there happened to be on the day when they were doing a giveaway. I even said “hey, please don’t consider me for the giveaway, I wouldn’t feel right since I’ve never come here before” – of course it’s naive to think everyone will think the same way but this particular situation really “rubbed me up the wrong way” so to speak :)

      I’m looking forward to making new videos… real videos, instead of just photos with sound :D

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  3. I have never been as generous as you in terms of a giveaway but I have had people unsubscribe and unlike me. And that’s not the worst of it. I put a link to one of my posts on facebook and someone went to facebook and put in a complaint saying the content on my blog was offensive. Without any investigation, facebook shut me down and blocked me from being able to put up material on my FB page. It was insane. I then had to rigorously defend myself and plead to be allowed back into the FB community and that took a lot of time that could have been better spent elsewhere. It’s so hard not to take these attacks personally. I can imagine you are feeling very annoyed with that fool who was only interested in the giveaway – that’s missing the whole point of all you do xx

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    • Hi Charlie – you’re right – that’s insane, what you said about Facebook. Seriously – if people dislike your content (I can’t imagine why they would!) then they’re welcome to get lost! I hope it’s all sorted out with FB now – I’m not going to let the actions of a few deter me or affect future giveaways I want to run, although I will make the rules a bit more strict!

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  4. sigh … giveaways sometimes attract some not-so nice people. I’m sure the people who stayed are going to get a lot more than an actual prize from reading/interacting with you and your other readers and posters. No worries. :)

    Yummy looking cake by the way. I like that it doesn’t need frosting or icing to make it good and that in the picture it does seem pretty moist and sticky. If only I wasn’t planning on making some fudge I’d try it out right away.

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    • Hi A_Boleyn – the thing is, I don’t even mind if someone wants to never bother reading my posts and wins the giveaway – it’s a free country, so to speak… I can’t be so big-headed to assume that my site is “the place to be on the internet” – but to systematically and methodically un-sub from everything at the same time is just… well, rude behaviour to be honest!

      Glad you like the look of the cake – I hope you give it a try. Let me know if you like it, the particular variant of the recipe is from my mother-in-law!

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  5. 1- Sorry to know that there are people out there who are the way you are describing! It’s sad indeed..But you shouldn’t feel bad about it..1 bad apple versus all the good ones, I mean the other new people you get to know via these giveaways opportunities, do the maths and you will feel better..

    2- I envy you re your new camera…mine is a poor sony a230..No plans to change it anytime soon..

    3- The cake looks yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    4- I didn’t get the chance to make the savoury scones, too many things to do in 6 hours I just made it before the time people were supposed to meet. booo

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    • Hi Nada, you’re right – I won’t let it get me down. I’ll just make sure I do my best to block bad eggs from entering next time!

      I wasn’t familiar with the Sony a230 – I just looked it up now. Doesn’t look bad at all – I find many DSLRs produce excellent results. I’d had my 400D for many years, and I’m still very happy with it, but I wanted something which can record video as well and this seemed like an excellent upgrade!

      I hope you get a chance to try the cake – let me know if you do :)

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  6. The cake looks lovely, Charles. Sorry that you’ve run into churlish people with the giveaway, but you will rise above it eventually. I once had a comment appear in my Spam folder about what a whining waste of time my blog was. I read it over a few times before deleting it, had kind of a morbid fascination with it, because the commenter appeared not to have read the post, which was a very funny post about cake, celebrating someone’s birthday.

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    • Hi Sharyn, I find people can be so mean to be honest. The anonymity of the internet has given rise to a whole new breed of idiot. The thing is, blogs can be very diverse – what I mean is that by their very nature – anyone can create one and write anything they want. Maybe it’s a 14 year old school kid complaining about his acne, maybe it’s a 30 year old executive bragging about his mountain of cash and new Ferrari – the point is, if you stumble across something you dislike or find “whiney”… why even bother commenting? Just ignore it, move along… life’s too short!

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  7. Hi Charles, I’m sorry to hear about what happened with the giveaway; that does seem a little insincere and I understand your feelings around it. Ultimately, I think we form a core group of friends – our blogging family – who support us and help make this a positive experience for us. I’m glad you shared your experience and I’m sorry it happened to someone as decent and kind-hearted as you.

    Now, about this cake… you know about my love of chocolate and my love of your chocolate preparations… that last photo says it all! Ooey, gooey, moist deliciousness… I want to dive right in at 8 am!!

    Are you cooking up something special for your family this weekend Charles?

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    • Thanks Kelly – I worry that when I tell the story people might think I’m over-reacting or just being too precious. I just like to see people entering in the spirit of things that’s all!

      You’ll like this cake I think – it’s different to the mud cake from my site. It’s less “melty” and muddy, very tasty and gooey though. This weekend – I’ll be buying a duck breast for my father and I and cooking that. Not sure what to do for my wife and mother – my mother is vegetarian and my wife is off meat right now so I’ll think up something suitably tasty!

      Tuesday, the day after my sister and niece arrive I thought I’d break out my pizza stone and make a pizza kitchen type of thing. Lots of different ingredients, let everyone choose their own toppings… I think my niece would love that… she’s 2 and a bit I think now so it’ll be really fun for her!

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  8. You certainly have a point Charles. I’m not sure I ever noticed if someone unliked me — I would think wordpress would let me know, but maybe they are too polite ;).
    To be honest it is THEIR LOSS. You are indeed a lovely person to know and I am grateful to have found you (or did you find me? it doesn’t matter). We do have our little blogging family and the ones that come and go are fine and nice to know, but they won’t make or break how I feel about blogging. Nor should it for you. I truly enjoy reading your blog and am constantly amazed at the effort you put into it (photos and videos).
    Now having said that, I am sorry not to have won that book, it sounded so interesting but it won’t stop me from leaving comments on your blog that run on and on and on (it’s funny because I really don’t talk all that much!)
    Now, to the recipe. You know how I feel about Tuppkaka — I’ve made it often, it’s such a tasty treat. So when I saw that this is another Swedish cake, well, you can bet I will make it too and it will likely become a favourite. I may have to bake it this weekend for my brother, he just had knee surgery and I’m taking him the donkey ear cookies and cheese sticks as special request by him (all can be found on my blog). I love how chewy the last photo looks, it’s really making my mouth water. And the simplicity of the powdered sugar just makes this cake so sophisticated looking, like something you would see in Paris in a bake shop window.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to your next post.
    Eva

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    • Hi Eva – I wouldn’t normally have noticed – you don’t get updates from Facebook, Twitter or YouTube when someone unsubscribes. It just so happens that I have it set up to be notified by Feedburner when someone unsubscribes by email. I matched up the email address to the comments, checked Facebook and Twitter too and sure enough, they’d vanished :/

      Thank you for your kind words – I shan’t feel too bad about the whole business – you’re right: we have our own circle of people who are supportive and great, caring people. It’s great to meet new people too, and I can’t expect everyone to become a lifelong fan, lol… it’s just some people seem so shallow and I guess it just upset me a little!

      You should check the book out – it’s not very much and it’s really so useful! :)

      If you like the tuppkaka then you’ll adore this… I do hope you can give it a try… this particular variation of the traditional recipe is from my mother-in-law: I’m sure she’ll be so pleased if I tell her you’ve given it a try :)

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      • I made the cake on the weekend, we shall consume it (well, not entirely, hopefully!) tonight as today is actually JT’s birthday! I did a little twist on it (just a little) but you’ll have to wait to see it on my blog! I’m serving it with fresh whipped cream and fresh raspberries and blueberries.

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  9. Well, a slice of chocolate cake (or three) always makes a rant go down better! <3

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    • Thanks Wifey – you always know how to make me feel better. A slice of cake or three and some nice, hot coffee!

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  10. Hi Charles, I love your photos! I have been researching about a new camera actually and I really wanted the Canon 5D MarkIII, but it’s so expensive! Your camera looks great too, maybe I should look into that one. :D

    And about your giveaway, seriously don’t think too much about it, there are always people like that around who are selfish and insincere. You are a great person to even think about using your own money to sponsor giveaways, I couldn’t do that myself so for that sincerity of yours I’m sure you’ll gain a lot of loyal followers. Don’t let the little fry get in the way of your happiness. :)

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    • Hi Jenny, the 5D MkIII is a fantastic camera – my friend has the mkII which is also a great piece of kit. Personally I’m really happy with the 60D so far – It’s a HUGE improvement over my 400D from what I can see so far. It’s definitely more expensive than a 600D (T3i I think it’s called) but the functionality and quality is incredible. I bought a battery grip for the bottom and it’s insane, the size of this thing now. Makes it all so nice and easy to hold!

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    • Sorry, meant to say thank you for your kind comments too – I won’t take the odd mean person get in the way of blogging fun! :)

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  11. Charles, first of all don’t let one person upset you, they are not worth it. This blogging thing is hard, after paying for websites and killing ourselves over ideas to keep our readers entertained were rewarded by some great new friends and some exceptional duds. It’s hard to not take it personally, I am like you and can’t just shrug it off. But remember that there are many of us, even newbies, who enjoy your site and your contribution.

    Congrats on your new camera…it’s gorgeous. I got a new one this February but not as fancy as yours, Canon T2i. I love it though.

    Lastly, oh my, that cake looks so heavenly! There is something so sinful about a thick gooey chocolate cake. I will be making this one. I like IKEA so this cake should be a winner :). Just hope England beats Sweden tomorrow.

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    • Thanks C&C – I still have a lot of fun, even when I encounter mean-spirited people, it just makes me wonder why people are like that?!

      I just got the camera yesterday – I can’t wait to get out and really experiment with it :D I’ll need to read through the manual first – it’s got a lot of features which I’m not familiar with :D

      I’m not a big fan of football myself, but because my mother-in-law (Swedish) quite likes football I’ll be cheering for Sweden! Do let me know if you give this cake a try – I hope you’ll like it :)

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  12. Awww …. there will be people like that in the world. Be glad you’re not one, pity them for being one. At first I thought you were going to rant about some of us putting in silly comments like “my cat likes your cat” for an extra entry (ok, ok, you have every right to rant at that too). Phew!
    You must be super excited about your new toy. Looking forward to seeing the results.
    I’m very pleasantly surprised that this lovely, gooey (I love gooey. I’m a sucker for gooey cakes) cake is and has such simple ingredients! I’ve had very good results with your recipes so I’m very sure this’ll turn out great when I make it.
    Cheer up! We’re all happy followers whether we win anything or not and honestly, in my books, we’re already winners getting all the lovely recipes and pictures and learning about British food from you. So there!

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    • “At first I thought you were going to rant about some of us putting in silly comments like “my cat likes your cat””

      Oh no – I couldn’t… that just made me laugh :D – I know people are just having fun! I like your phrase – “be glad you’re not one, pity them for being one” – so true, very apt :)

      I’m so excited about my camera – I’ve had the other one for ~5 years and it’s nice to get an upgrade – can’t wait to try new things :D I hope you get a chance to try the cake too – it’s really yummy :)

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  13. Hi Charles, I completely understand your rant. I think all food bloggers have had the same exact experience as you did. My only advice is that life’s too short and they probably aren’t the kind of people you want in your circle anyway! ;)

    As for this cake, it looks divine. I can never resist anything chocolate so I must try this. Looking forward to your videos!

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    • Thanks Laura – you’re right – I’m glad that “good people” won in the end :)

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  14. I am so sorry for what happened Charles but all I have to say is that it is their loss really. If they can’t see how much effort and creativity goes into your blog and if they don’t appreciate how diverse and wonderful your recipes are then they don’t deserve to be here.
    On a different note, congratulations on your new camera. I am saving up to buy a macro lens but I am far from getting there lol
    Now your cake is simply irresistable, gooy, chocolaty and quick! the perfect combination

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    • Thanks Sawsan – you know, it is their loss. If they go through life like that… well, poor them!

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  15. I don’t blame you for your tone one bit. I know we’ve had some of those with our giveaways too. It doesn’t leave one with a good feeling. Well rest assured, we won’t be unliking you or unsubscribing anytime soon – giveaways or no giveaways. We love ya! :)
    It looks like this Swedish dessert turned out beautifully, but you know what I’m really drooling over is that camera! You’re going to get some good use out of that…especially in few months. :)

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    • Hehe, thanks Kristy – I’m glad I’m not the only one!

      I’ve been out taking some photos today with my new camera – I’m amazed… the images seem so… clean! I didn’t even read the manual yet – I have to do that soon because there’s a whole heap of new features I’m not at all familiar with!

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  16. This cake looks squidgy, chocolately and really yummy. If that wasn’t reason enough to try it — then you hit me with a name like kladdkaka — how can I resist? Now I have a few of your recipes that I’d like to make after I get birthday season over (the girls’ birthdays are five days apart and the first party is this weekend). As for the giveaway — clearly you are the kind of guy who lives by the motto “treat others the way you want to be treated yourself.” I really admire this Charles. Unfortunately there are lots of people who don’t share your philosophy. Glad your goodies went to well-deserving followers.

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    • Hi Barb – happy birthday to the ponytails! I hope they have a wonderful time, and thank you for such kind comments too – you see, I can appreciate that people have different values and beliefs in life, but “not being a selfish jerk” should surely be common to everyone no? :(

      I hope you try the cake – it’s very hard not to love :)

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  17. Wow! And here I thought the blogging world was made up of only the nicest of people.**Hits the ground with a thud** After all, if you like food, share about it, there has to be something good about it, right? Sigh!

    If I were you, spending mullah from my own pocket and personally picking up a gift so that someone can smile, then get that kind of crap (if you can please excuse my language), I would be very upset too.

    Actually, I want to thank you for sharing this. It makes newbies like me more careful and also, prepared. So sorry you had to go through the anguish. But you have the rest of us, chattering away till you feel better again :D

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    • Thanks Minnie – it’s nice to know there are so many good people out there after a bad experience. Of course, I’m not so naive to think that everyone in life is wonderful and perfect but meeting people like you who are so friendly and sweet with your comments makes me definitely feel more positive!

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  18. The last picture gave me pause! Talk about an irresistible shot of gooey chocolate cake! I’m sold! You know Charles, I was wondering if anyone did the unlike thing after losing a giveaway. That’s pretty darn tacky if you ask me so you had every right to rant. I mean – come on now – How could someone not like you in the first place! Now that it’s off your chest, move on and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

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    • Tacky is the word, indeed MJ. I’m under no illusions that some people aren’t looking to develop deep, meaningful relationships online and are only commenting maybe because they can win… that’s fine, I have no problem with that, but the sheer speed at which that person took off… damn! Talk about quick off the mark :)

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  19. Oh wow this cake looks sounds so nice! I will bake one later.

    The cam looks ok, is it waterresistent? what lenses do you use?

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    • Hi Bjorn – it’s “weather-proofed” whatever that means :D

      Main lens I use is the nifty fifty, 50mm f1.8.

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  20. Charles, I’m glad you vented; I’m sure it will help you move past the disappointing experience. Sometimes, too, people who just come for the giveaway leave a totally meaningless comment that demonstrates they clearly did not even read the post. Oh well.

    Congrats on the new camera, etc! I know you’ll put it to good use!

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    • Thanks Jean – I should set harsher rules on future giveaways and stipulate that “comments showing you did not read the guidelines will result in you being perma-banned”… ah, that might solve a lot of problems!

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  21. WOW fancy with all new camera :) I wonder when I upgrade to a ‘D-series’!
    Anyways, the photo ooks lovely and the chocolate cake is my all time fav.

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    • Thanks Kankana :) You should definitely try the cake… it’s amazing :)

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  22. Dear Charles,
    First congrats on your new toy. Your photos and videos are already wonderful so I don’t know how you can improve but looking forward to seeing the change. Secondly, your kladdkaka is making me drool. So moist and chewy and that last picture is oh my goodness. Lastly, I am sorry that this “unliking business has happened to you. I usually do not participate in giveaways as the best gift that my dear cooking buddies like you and I share is the gift and knowledge of their recipes. It is the greatest gift of all. I’m book marking this recipe as my teenage boys are looking over my shoulder and saying that we should make this for Fathers day this weekend. Have a super weekend. BAM

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    • Thank you Bam – let me know if you try the cake… it’s impossible NOT to love it I think… try to eat it with some cream and raspberries… extra delicious :)

      You’re too kind to say about my photos, but you know – there’s always room for improvement!

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  23. It takes all kinds to make this world. If everyone was as nice as you and your blogging friends then we would not have anything to rant about and that would be sooooo boooooring, and not having anything or anyone to compare with, we would cease to appreciate what we have.
    I love it when your wife comments, she should comment more frequently.
    You know I am a chocoholic and that cake is calling my name.
    Enjoy your new toy, I am still learning how to use my little simple camera.

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    • You’re right, of course, Norma – Different folks make for an interesting life!

      I really need to read the manual of my camera – it has a lot of new features, although the manual is ~380 pages of tiny 7pt font… kinda like a novel :D

      I’ll tell my wife what you said – I’m sure I can coax her out of her hidey-hole more often :)

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  24. Don’t let that person upset you…I know how you must have felt. Just think about how many people enjoy your posts (like me !) and your giveaways too. It will be his/her loss anyways. Imagine, he/she will be missing this sticky cake recipe. Poor thing!
    Cheer up…you have a lot of goodness to share. Let us keep the blogging world happy and fun and healthy. To those who are greedy, and selfish and mean, boo!
    By the way, your pictures are fantastic and this cake is a must try! =)

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    • Thanks myfudo – it’s so kind of you to say! As I mentioned to Minnie – to know that there are so many great people who I’ve already met through my hobby and love, makes me feel really good already! :)

      Do let me know if you try the cake!

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  25. I so agree with what you say Charles, ill mannered people! You will have fun with your camera, it’s the same one I just got too. Another stunning recipe – what is the Swedish connection?

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    • Hi Chica – ah, you got a 60D too? I bought mine from France and so annoyingly, the manual came in French, German, Dutch and Italian. I can speak French, but my technical, photographic-lingo knowledge isn’t that hot. I was able to fine a copy of the EN manual online, but it’s annoying having to read it on a screen.

      Swedish connection: My wife is Swedish :)

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  26. Hi Charles

    I think you are perfectly entitled to have a rant. I am appalled by the behaviour of that person. I can’t believe it! It really is downright rude and you should not let it trouble you. I’m very pleased that I won but I would have continued being a subscriber even if I didn’t win as you write a great blog and I am a regular reader anyway. I thinking of hosting my own giveaway soon and this has made feel a little worried and nervous!
    As for the cake – soft, gooey and chocolatey – YES please!! :) ps love the camera too and look forward to seeing your new videos. I think I should take a photography class and get a better camera!

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    • Hi BA – I’m very pleased that you won too… It’s a pleasure of mine to make other people happy. It’s all the more fun when those people are familiar to me :) I won’t let others’ rudeness trouble me – onwards and upwards, as they say :)

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  27. Charles, so sorry for your unpleasant experience. I do host giveaway on my own, and we do it from our heart, so it’s really sad to see people who only care about the reward. But, as long as we are on internet, I think we can’t avoid those people who just want things (for free). This kind of thing is probably part of having a blog. We can’t prevent it from happening, and as your blog gets even more popular there will be more random people reading it. It’s a good sign that your site is expanding and getting exposed. Trust me, more new people will be happy following you than those random people. They are just minority compared to those who truly enjoy starting to follow. ;-)

    Congrats on the new camera! And can’t wait to see the new quality in video!

    Also, love your chocolate cake!!!

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    • Hi Nami, I like that you can put a positive spin on a negative experience… have you ever worked in PR? :D. You’re right – I guess it is a good sign that more people find my blog… I won’t stop doing what I’m doing… I will just accept such people as an inevitable fact of life!

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  28. Who hoo, I am loving your new camera, I bet you are having a lot of fun with your new toy. Cool. People are strange I can’t believe someone would do that just for a give away, geez. Lovely looking cake you’ve got going on here, nice and chocolately, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a fun filled weekend, my friend.

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    • Thanks Suzi – I’ve been so busy with my family I’ve barely had a moment to devote to blogging but I’m going to be able to start up with that again very soon!

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  29. I think it is a shame that people do such callous things like that. I’m afraid that there are a lot of uncaring people on the internet as they can remain faceless. I’m sorry that it happened to such a nice person as yourself. A terrific new camera and a piece of that delicious sounding cake must make you feel a little better. I’m looking forward to your new videos…I know they will be very professional.

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    • Thanks so much for your encouraging words Karen – I’m hoping my videos will be very entertaining, but… well… we’ll see :D

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  30. Chocolate, gooey, sticky, easy and inexpensive cake…I mean, what else can one possibly want? Seriously! :) That ticks all the dessert boxes for me.

    What bad form that person had. Good riddance to those who don’t appreciate you Charles. As my husband would say, be gone with them…evolution at work! ;) I’m just sorry they upset you, and I would have taken that quite personally too I know. May I say that I always enjoy your posts, am excited (and jealous) to see you have a new camera and can’t wait to see what you cook up next!

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    • Thanks Betsy – due to my family visiting I’ve been unable to really get stuck into the camera right now but I’m hoping to get something out in the next week or so. I hope it’ll be enjoyable to watch! :)

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  31. Sheesh charles those people really are nasty, but if you let them get to you, then you’re the only one who’s at the losing end of the stick, so forget about these people, they’re not worth you getting angry and getting wrinkles over.

    That aside, the chocolate cake looks lush! I really light flufy sponge cakes, for me, cake definitely has to be rich and even better, sticky, this is my idea of cake! Looking forward to your new photos, though I must say the current ones do look pretty good to me already!

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    • Thanks Shuhan, you’re too kind as always, and you’re right – screw those asshats… life’s too short :) Gotta keep my delicate face pretty and wrinkle-free :D

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  32. I’m sorry to hear that, Charles. You are such a wonderful person with such a wealth of knowledge and passion for food that it’s unfortunate when bad people have to taint otherwise positive experiences.

    On another positive note, you’re killing me with this decadence. I wish the technology to teleport (at least food) had been discovered, I’d be begging you to send me some of this lovely chocolate =D!!!

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    • Haha, thanks Squishy – now that would be an invention guaranteed to make you rich. A food teleporter! :D

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  33. WOW! Drooling…

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  34. The cake does look so yummy and easy to make, and I promise I’ll come back soon to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I know this cake will make any of my issues of the day go away. Cheers!

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    • Thanks Hyosun – the cake is surprisingly delicious for so few ingredients and it’s hugely popular in Sweden too. I do hope you have a chance to try it!

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    • Hi Lasuch – I hope you can try it… let me know how it is! :)

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  35. Dear Charles,
    It is a good thing that you let the steam off about the giveaway. But I wouldn’t get upset about such an insignificant thing because the true friends are here to share joy of your life with you. Some people come and go, some – come and stay. Those, who left, lost, not you. :)
    This cake is delicious, and it so reminds me of a great times I had each time I was in Stokholm.
    Congratulations on your new camera! Good luck on reading the manual (I got my T2i in February and still reading through the manual) :)

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    • Hi Marina – you’re right, they lost out, not I :) I’m glad I could give you some good memories with the cake. It always makes me think of my parents-in-law… my mother-in-law bakes it almost every time we go to visit… so nice to sit there, drink coffee and eat cake :D

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  36. Hi charles… i tried out this cake.. and i have to tell u even before the cake was ready the aroma that filled my kitchen was toooo good…i just couldnt wait for teh cake to get ready and to taste it ..

    anyway teh cake is very very tasty.. delicious.. sticky chocolatey.. lovely… i would love to have this with Icecream…plain vanilla icecream.. well i dont need the icecream but it will be great with icecream..
    anyway i have baked this cake to post on my blog.. will give due credit to u and provid a link too…

    thank u for sharing this wonderful cake..
    you may check out my blog.. but let me tell u ..i am a newbie blogger.. so my blog is very simple.. not the wow kinds.. or better still i may just mail u the pics..
    i think i slightly overbaked cos the crust became a little too dry(developing cracks when i cut through).. but fortunately teh inside remained gooey…so crunchy top, gooey inside.. mmm… yummy itis… and i loved it charles.. taking it to my nephew.. had promised him a chocolate cake,.. he is very choosy .. will let u know others reaction… thanks a ton charles..:)

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    • Thanks so much for the photos and for letting me know how it turned out Renu – yours looked very good, but it’s hard to get it perfectly cooked, you know? I have some problems still from time to time. Eating it with ice-cream sounds like a fantastic idea, I’ll remember this for next time and I’ll be sure to pop over to your blog soon – thanks again :)

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  37. Thanks for visiting and the link to this recipe. I compared the recipe, there are two major differences. Yours has baking powder. Also the eggs are mixed in where in my recipe its blended with butter and sugar, creating air bubbles. Both will produce delicious results for sure. Also thanks for correcting kladdkaka translation – I updated the page.
    Sorry to read about the bad experience. I can understand their perspective, though don’t agree. I receive lots of spam – people leaving comments are not interested in the post, just in leaving comments to drive traffic to their site. I guess similar people enter giveaways. Its good they didn’t win

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  38. I made this cake a couple of weeks ago, as I am by myself I used two (new)12.5cm, (5″) tins.
    After they cooled I cut each one into four and froze them, the result was wonderful!
    So even single people CAN enjoy this great recipe.
    Now I have got these tins I will try some other of your recipes, hoping they are all as good as this one!
    Kind regards,
    Dorothy. (West Sussex).

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    • Hi Dorothy – thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you enjoyed it… it really is so delicious, all gooey and delicious, and it freezes really well, so if you are by yourself or a smaller family, one needn’t feel obliged to eat it all within a couple of days!

      I hope you find similar success with some of my other recipes – let me know which ones you try, and if anything is unclear! Some of my posts go back a few years and in the beginning I didn’t proof-read my posts quite as much as I should have!

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