?? As Runeberg day approached, I started to feel like Runeberg cake. Recently, we have baked this with no less than two different recipes. One came with ground walnuts and moistened with bitter almonds, the other with almond powder and no moistening.
Either way, the cake turned out delicious and both had their own fan base, so the end result was a draw. The photos in this publication show that latter cake.
You can also make Runeberg tarts with the same recipe, but I have never bought Runeberg tart pans myself, because I don't know if there would be any other use for them. The cake is also very easy to prepare and you can cut it into pieces just as big as your soul can bear!
I got inspiration for this recipe from From Valio's runeberg torte recipe. I made the following changes to the recipe to make it vegan:
- Instead of egg and cream, I used vanilla-flavored Greek soy yogurt, which has a thick but fluffy texture. The taste of yogurt is quite neutral and it does not change the taste of the dough in any way. In addition, it solidifies the cake.
- I added baking soda and vinegar to the recipe, which fluff up the dough and ensure that the cake rises as desired.
I used gingerbread for the cake, because we still had gingerbread in the cupboard after Christmas, but I think Digestive cookies would work just as well.
The cake should be baked in a fairly small cake pan. I had a 23-centimeter pan, i.e. a bit too large, so the cake was a little low because of that, although it rose quite well otherwise.
Wetting the cake
If you don't mind the taste of bitter almonds, the cake works just fine without it. Just the jam and sugar coating bring flavor and moisture to the cake. However, if you wish, you can moisten the cake before frosting it. Here are a couple of alternative humidifications:
- 1 dl hot water
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon punch or almond liqueur OR a couple of drops of bitter almond aroma
Moisturizers suitable for children:
- sugar water, apple juice
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