Swedish soft gingerbread cake (mjuk pepparkaka)
This spicy, light, delicious cake is a true taste of Sweden and will warm you up on even the darkest of days.
Many thanks to Petra Silfverskiöld for sharing her Great-Aunt Ingrid’s authentic Swedish recipe for this amazing cake.
Also thanks to Bev Glover, where it first appeared on her highly recommended Tip-Top Handy Hints Facebook Page.
300ml self-raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
150ml sour cream
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius, 350 Fahrenheit (gas 4).
Grease a 17.75cm (7inch) cake tin or Bundt cake pan – or a loaf tin works too. (The mixture doubles in size while cooking).
Mix the flour, sugar, ginger, cloves and cinnamon in a bowl.
Separately combine the sour cream, eggs and baking powder.
Melt 100g butter and let it cool a little, then mix with the eggs and sour cream mix.
Finally, mix everything together and bake for 45 minutes.