Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake

Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake

Semmelkladdkaka -Swedish Gooey Almond Cake is a variation of Semla. Eating Semla on Shrove Tuesday is a Swedish tradition and in recent years it has become a trend to make different variations of Semla. This cake is a mixture of Semla and Kladdkaka-Sticky cake and you can enjoy it all year round.

It’s gooey and easy to make like Kladdkaka but it taste like Semla. Imagine a gooey cake with almond paste and cardamom flavour, topped with whipped cream. Yeah, that’s it, a little taste of heaven. A friend recommended this recipe and I’m so glad she did. It’s so good and now it’s my turn to recommend it to you. I found this recipe from a Swedish site, Mitt kök.

Almond paste

One of the main ingredients in this cake besides cardamom is almond paste. You can use store-bought. But I really recommend that you make your own. It tastes much better than bought, and it’s much cheaper to make your own. Give it a try.

homemade almond paste

Cardamom

Freshly ground cardamom gives this Semmelkladdkaka – Gooey almond cake an amazing flavour. You can use pre ground cardamom, however I prefer freshly ground cardamom seeds. Home-ground cardamom gives a much stronger flavor than pre ground. First separate the seeds from the pods. Then place them in the mortar (bowl) and begin to grind the seeds with the pestle.

cardamom in mortar

Cake

  • Melt the butter in a 2 liter (67.6 fl.oz) sauce pan.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and place it on a kitchen towel.
  • Then add all the ingredients and stir until combined. Just make sure you removed the pan from the heat after the butter has melted.
  • You only need to bake the cake for 20 minutes. The middle of the cake is going to look like its not fully baked.  It’s exactly how we want it to be, because we want it gooey.
Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake

Let it cool down before you top it with whipped cream, roasted blanched almond flakes and sifted powdered sugar.

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Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake

Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake

Imagine a gooey cake with almond paste and cardamom topped with whipped cream. It's so good and now it's my turn to recommend it to you.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 8
Calories 380 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 2 liter (67.6 fl.oz) sauce pan

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 150 g Butter (5.3 oz)
  • 100 g Almond paste (3.5 oz)
  • 2 tsp Cardamom seeds freshly ground
  • 210 g Sugar (7.4 oz)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 145 g Flour All-purpose (5.1 oz)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla powder or 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Salt

Topping

  • 75 g Almond flakes (2.6 oz) toasted
  • 200 ml Whipping cream (6.7 fl.oz)
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Mold

  • Butter and breadcrumbs for the mold

Instructions
 

  • Separate the seeds from the Cardamom pods, place them in the mortar (bowl) and begin to grind the seeds with the pestle.
    cardamom in mortar
  • Preheat the oven 175° C (347° F).
  • Grease a round cake mold (20 cm) (7.8 in) with butter and sprinkle bread crumbs to coat.
    spring form
  • Grind the almond paste
    almond paste grated
  • Melt butter in a 2 liter (67.6 fl.oz) sauce pan.
  • Add all the ingredients for the cake into the melted butter. Stir until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the mold and then bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes.
    Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake batter
  • Let the cake cool.
    Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake baked
  • Whip the cream.
  • Pipe or spread the cream around / over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with almond flakes and dust with some icing sugar.
    Semmelkladdkaka – Swedish Gooey Almond Cake
  • Enjoy!

Notes

If you want, you can prepare the whole cake in the same pan in which you have melted the butter. Melt the butter and add all the ingredients. Just make sure you remove the pan from the heat after the butter has melted.
Βon appétit

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