This weekend for my flatmate’s Birthday, I decided to make her a Norwegian Birthday cake – bløtkake – to celebrate. It’s really a quick and easy cake that most people will enjoy, just don’t think of the calories!
Full of cream and delicious berries, I thought it would be wrong not to share the recipe, so here goes.
1ts baking powder
7,5dl double cream
1-2tbls icing sugar
Jam (I used strawberry)
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
In a medium sized bowl add eggs and sugar, and beat until you get a fluffy, thick texture. Sift flour and baking powder together and gently fold into the egg mixture. Place baking paper into the bottom of the tin (20-24cm), and pour the mixture into it. Place the tin on bottom shelf in a pre-heated oven (160°C) for 45mins.
When the 45mins are up, take out and let the cake cool completely. Once cool, remove the tin and cut the sponge cake horizontally into three parts – this is where the yummy filling will go! Now take 1dl of milk and pour evenly over the three parts, to ensure the cake doesn’t become too dry.
For the filling and topping, pour the double cream into a mixing bowl and add the icing sugar. Whisk until you’ve got a lovely, creamy consistency – having an electrical whisk helps, believe me!
Divide the cream into two bowls, one for the filling and one for the topping. Add jam (3-4tbls) and cut berries of your choice, and fold into the whipped cream. Divide evenly across the bottom and mid sponge cake. Complete by spreading the rest of the whipped cream on the top sponge and side of the cake, and decorate to your hearts desire with fresh berries. If you look at my bløtkake I obviously channeled my Norwegian heritage with red, white and blue.
Recipe: Det Søte Liv