Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nordic Tosca Cake

  This is a delicious cake. It is not overly sweet and would go perfect with a good cup of coffee.

I got this recipe from the Nordic Bakery Cookbook. What a superb book! You can purchase it by clicking on the link above!

Ingredients for cake:4 Eggs
3/4 C plus 2 tbsp Sugar
1 C of heavy cream
6 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and then cooled
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C all-purpose flour

Tosca Topping
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 C sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar (the brown sugar is not part of the original recipe, I added it and it tasted great!)
3 tbsp heavy cream
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 C slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Mix eggs and sugar with electric mixer until foam like and almost white. This takes about 10 minutes

Add the cream, melted butter, and vanilla and fold in gently

In separate bowl, sift the baking powder and flour together and then fold into egg mixture

Pour mixture into prepared cake pan (I used a 9 in. cake pan, but I believe a springform pan would have been better)

Bake for 30-35 minutes (mine was done in 27 minutes)

While cake is baking, make topping. Put all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, stir to mix and bring gently to a boil.

Remove cake from pan and pour topping

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