Friday, June 19, 2009

Rolled Nut Cake with Raspberries


Today is Midsummer's Eve, which is probably the most sacred holiday in Sweden. It really should be our National Day (which is really June 6) because it's the one everybody celebrates. We'll be going to Dagmar's for dinner, which is always lovely - let's hope the weather allows us to sit outside on their big deck!

Here's a recipe from my friend Anna. She made it for me several years ago, but I just recently got around to asking for the recipe. It's a great cake - really fast and very adaptle. Don't like raspberries? Use something else - say, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries or even something like mango or pineapple. Don't like hazelnuts? Trade them for almonds, walnuts, pecans... the possibilities are endless. And this is gluten-free by the way.

Happy Midsummer, everyone!

Rolled Nut Cake with Raspberries
(printable recipe)

For the cake:
3 eggs
200 g sugar
2 tbsp potato flour
100 g ground hazelnuts
2 tsp baking powder

For the filling:
Cream whipped with a pinch of vanilla sugar and fresh raspberries


Beat eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix potato flour with hazelnuts and baking powder, and add this to the eggs. Fold gently. Spread on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. (For neat edges, fold the edges of the baking paper.

Bake for 7-8 minutes at 250°C. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sugar. Place upside down on another baking sheet and pull off the paper. It should be quite cool immediately since it's so thin, but let it cool completely. Cover with whipped cream, and sprinkle with berries. Roll - and now you'll end up with the sugar on the outside. Serve straight away.

Recipe in Swedish:
Nötrulltårta med hallon


Heatherfeather said...

So nice to see you baking and cooking again more often :) I loved your cake, it was so light and delicious. I made it with strawberries and hazelnuts. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, and I am glad you got around to making it too.

Here is the link to the photos I took (they are at the bottom of the blog posting), and it includes a link to your original post years ago about the cake too :)

Lisa said...

That is one beautiful cake.

Jennifer Galatioto said...

That looks like something I want to sink my teeth into right now!

Kasie said...

How lovely! I may have to try a peaches and cream version. I am a Georgia girl after all! Thanks for sharing such a unique cake recipe.

Anne said...

Heather - I probably would never have remembered it if you hadn't asked for it! Very glad you did!! :)

Peaches and cream sounds like a wonderful filling for this! Maybe with pecans instead of hazelnuts for an extra southern touch? :)

Kasie said...

Pecans are a fantastic idea! I'll let you know how it turns out when I make it. :)

Jeanne said...

Oh, that looks gorgeous! I would love to try this with mango instead of berries...

Cakespy said...

Looks like a midsummer night's dream :-)