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(Experiment 87) Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka is a Swedish dessert I had the opportunity to taste back when I traveled to Sweden. It’s somewhat of a hybrid between a brownie and a molten lava cake.

This recipe is very easy to do and you end up with a super tasty dessert.

You need

  • 180g butter
  • 260g sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g flour
  • 55g cocoa powder
  • 1tbsp extra cocoa powder (to dust the pan)
  • 1tbsp extra butter (to coat your pan)
  1. You can either use a pan ( about 1″ deep) or a better option is to use a springform pan; it just makes it so much easier to transfer it out without breaking it. If you proceed with the latter, clamp a parchment paper in the springform, and using the extra butter, coat a thin layer on the sides of the pan. Put the extra cacao in and swivel it in the pan so it sticks to the butter, this will prevent the cake from sticking. Reverse the pan to remove excess cacao and set it aside for now.
  2. ┬áMelt the butter either in a small pot or microwave then stir in the sugar, salt, and cacao powder. Once it’s all mixed in, add the egg and make sure they are well incorporated. Add the flour and stir until you have a smooth texture and there are no more clumps. Don’t over mix.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake at 350F* for 18 minutes. At this point, it’s not fully cooked and should wiggle a little if you shake it. That’s exactly what you want. If you leave it longer it will be more cooked ( duh) and be less moist/runny. Put it in the fridge for 90 minutes so it’s entirely cooled down.

*Dont use convection or it will over cook it

Optionally you can dust cacao powder or icing sugar on top of it. It is traditionally served with some whipped cream on top and some fresh berries.

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