Kladdkaka is a very popular cake in Sweden and everyones got their own special recipe for it. Whats interesting about this cake is that its deliberately under-baked and it has no rising agents! And no frosting or icing and it still looks amazing with just icing sugar dusted on top! Here’s an easy recipe for you to try out.
And not only is it super easy but its super delicious too – so a real treat for the Chocoholics out there! You would probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. Its simple to put together when you suddenly have unexpected guests or just to satisfy those chocolate cravings!
I love trying out new desserts and try to make one every weekend – so it was Kladdkaka this weekend! We paired it with clotted cream and it was delish! But it would work well with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or creme fraiche!
- Serves: 8
- Difficulty: Easy
- 135g salted butter
- 60g cocoa powder
- 350g golden caster sugar
- 100g plain flour
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large beaten eggs
- Icing sugar for dusting
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C (fan assisted)
- Line the bottom of an 8 inch/20 cm springform cake pan or use an 8in silicon cake pan (grease the bottom and sides with some butter)
- Put butter in a large microwave safe mixing bowl and melt for 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Stir up to distribute the heat
- Add the cocoa add stir (leaving about a spoon aside for later)
- Sift in the sugar and flour and stir a little
- Add the vanilla extract and beaten eggs and stir everything till its well combined
- Pour the mix into the cake pan and put in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes
- The top should be set but the centre still gooey. The top should crack with your finger and a skewer inserted should have cake mix sticking to it
- If its not done cook for another 5 minutes – don’t over cook!
- Let the cake cool a bit and then turn onto a wire rack or plate
- Dust generously with icing sugar and serve warm with ice cream, creme fraiche or clotted cream with the reserved cocoa powder sprinkled on the top
- If you have any left overs (wishful thinking!) warm slightly in the microwave before serving