Approx cost: €1.50
Approx calories (per slice if cut into 16 slices): ~180
Approx preparation and cooking time: 30 mins
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while and finally got around to it today. Tuppkaka, pronounced “T-uh-pp-kar-ka”, or literally “Rooster Cake”, is a Swedish cake which I first tried when my wife’s mother made it. Doing no small amount of searching I wasn’t really able to find much information about its history, or the reason as to why it’s called “Rooster Cake” – my Swedish family don’t seem to know either, so if anyone has any idea, I’d love to know! It’s a very sweet cake, so small slices are advised, but it’s deliciously gooey and squidgy and unbelievably fast to make. The whole thing is thrown together in literally 5 minutes, and then it’s just 20 minutes in the oven and it’s all done. Perfect to whip up in case of unexpected guests! The only “expensive” part in the whole cake are the flaked almonds – everything else is normally something you’ll have at home. Give it a try and tell me what you think!
– 300g Caster Sugar
– 200g Plain Flour
– 75g Butter
– 2 Eggs
– 60g Flaked Almonds
- First of all, turn on your oven to preheat, at 200 degrees Celsius. Next, start off by breaking the eggs into a bowl and mixing well with the sugar.
- Next, melt the butter (fastest way is to stick it in the microwave on high for about 10-15 seconds), add to the egg/sugar mixture, along with the flour and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a tin that is sufficiently large that the mixture is about 0.75 cm – 1 cm thick all over. Bear two things in mind here. Firstly, try to use a tin which is non-stick. The cake is sticky and gooey and a “non non-stick tin” will cause problems. Secondly, try to use a tin which has a removable bottom. If you don’t have one – buy one. Seriously! They’re like €7 from IKEA. Sprinkle the flaked almonds evenly all over the top of the mixture.
- Place carefully into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, by which time the almonds should be nicely brown and toasting up. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool before removing from the tin and slicing up. Make sure to store in an air-tight tin when not eating, and enjoy!