Monday, 6 August 2012

Tried and Tested: Old Fashion Plain Coffee Cake

I haven't done much baking this summer since we have been too much "on the go", but this weekend we were all a bit housebound with minor colds (as well as watching the Olympics!) so a cake was desired. I have chosen to call this old fashioned Norwegian cake for "Old fashion Plain Coffee Cake" (Formkake) as I couldn't think what else to call it in English. I remember I found the recipe on the baking powder tin many years ago. It might still feature on the tin for all I know! This is double the original recipe. It kind of looks like a simple "Battenberg", I guess
The Professor is a man of simple tastes who thinks most cakes have too much 'going on' in them.
This is his favourite cake of all times and what the man wants, the man gets (some times)

250 gram butter
250 gram sugar
4 eggs
140 gram potato flour
140 gram plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Whisk well the butter and sugar and add in the dry ingredients and the eggs alternate times.

Bake in the middle of the oven at 175 degrees for about 40 mins.


  1. Å ja, den kaken fra Freia bakepulver lagde min mor i min barndom og jeg har også laget den mange ganger, dog flere år siden nå..... Den hadde nok min mann også likt. Hmmm....kanskje jeg skal overraske i helgen siden jeg har fri.

  2. God gammeldags formkake!
    Tror ikke jeg har spist det siden vi hadde skolekjøkken..
    Men det var jo så godt da! =]

  3. nam...den så ikke dum ut.:))

    ha en kos kveld.:))

  4. ...and give what the man wants, he will be happy....for the rest of his life...maybe :)

    God helg !!