Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S and SNODDAS CAKE


The love holiday is almost over, but that doesn't mean that we'll forget to share this lovely feeling in the days to come. In Nashville, we had a day filled with warm sunshine, which gave me a special boost after all the snow and cold we had last week. Yes, it was a wonderful day :) I baked this cake yesterday beacuse my daughter wanted to share a special treat with her friends and teachers. I hid two pieces for my husband and me and we enjoyed them with our coffee this morning.


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SNODDAS (from "Sju Sorters Kakor" Swedish Cookbook)
(for the printable recipe click here)

Ingredients:150 g unsalted butter, soft
2 eggs
3 dL sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tbsp sifted cocoa powder
4 ½ dL all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1 ½ dL milk

Glaze:75 g unsalted butter
4-6 tablespoons strong cold coffee
2 tbsp sifted cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 ½ dL powdered sugar

Garnish:1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
5 drops red food coloring

Directions:
Melt the butter and let it cool. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk and melted butter. Pour batter into a greased and floured baking pan, 20 x 30 cm.
Bake the cake on the middle rack of the oven for 25 - 30 min.
Let cake cool. Meanwhile, melt the butter for the glaze. Add the other ingredients while stirring.
Spread glaze on the cake. Cut the cake into square pieces.
Into a small bowl put coconat flakes and drop food coloring over. mix with your hand to evenly distribute the cocolr. Sprinkle each piece with colored coconut.
I also piped some melted semi-sweet chocolate over the top.


14 comments:

  1. I love anything with a chocolate glaze! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. Fabulous cake!! Looks so pretty,,,,and chocolately!!

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  3. Matja that is one good looking cake..love the photos and presentation! I was enjoying today's sunshine too. Took kids after school to the playground, it was so much fun and so relaxing after that cold! Yeyy for Spring!!!:)
    And..Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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  4. Great idea to serve cake like that :) I really love it :) Nice job :)

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  5. We were warm here in Indianapolis, too...so nice to trudge through slush to the mailbox instead of ice skating! Mateja, what a fabulous snack cake!!! Beautifully decorated...I could just take a spoon and scoop off that gorgeous icing! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

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  6. What a wonderful way to start your day... wish I had some of this cake to go with my coffee!

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  7. hehehe @ hiding the pieces :) I know my mom used to hide the goodies too because my sister and I would attack her cakes/cookies and never leave any for mom and dad. :)

    Can I have a finger-lick of that icing, please!!

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  8. What a sweet idea to make the cake for your daughter and then "saving" a couple of pieces of cake for you and your husband.

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  9. Nice presentation with heart and arrow ^_^
    Happy V-day!

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  10. This cake looks delicious and I do love the presentation, Mateja!!!

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  11. I am glad that everyone has been enjoying the wonderful sunshine.
    Thank you for taking the time to read and post a wonderful comment.

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  12. What a lovely cake. It looks delicious.

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  13. I love this special cake you presented. So pretty and festive for Valentine's
    Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe, Mateja!

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  14. Chocolate and colored coconut I love the garnish, it looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing :)

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