Finnish Traditional Marble Cake, Tiger Cake, Tiikerikakku


Grandma’s Taste

Ever since I started making Finnish pastries, Juhani has been telling me that I should make Tiger Cake. He said that it’s absolutely delicious and it’s definitely Ahi’s favorite. When I asked him about it, he told me that the tiger cake made by Juhani’s grandmother was very delicious. So I asked Juhani’s mother for the recipe and made it a little less sweet.

Moist and Rich Marble Cake

This recipe uses a surprisingly large amount of butter, which makes it very moist and rich in flavor. You can taste both the chocolate and plain batter at the same time, which is a great value. I am satisfied with just one slice. However, it was gone within a day in our house. I only ate one slice, though.


Finnish Traditional Marble Cake, Tiger Cake, Tiikerikakku

The Finnish marble cake is called “tiger cake” because of its appearance. It is a rich and delicious cake made with lots of butter.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings1 2L cake mold
  • butter 250 g
  • white sugar 150 g
  • egg 3
  • vanilla essence
  • bread flour 200 g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
For cocoa batter
  • cocoa powder 50 g
  • fresh cream 50 g
Electronic scales
Measuring spoon
hand mixer
Silicone spatula
Cake mold (2L)
  • Bring the butter to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Grease the inside of the molds with an additional amount of butter and lightly flour.
  • Mix together the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the sugar to the butter and mix with a hand mixer until the mixture is white and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time with a hand mixer.
  • Add a few drops of vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Add the flour and mix well.
  • Take out 1/3 of the dough, add the ingredients for the cocoa dough, and mix well.
  • Place the plain batter and the cocoa batter alternately in the baking pan.
  • Mix the dough lightly with a spoon to make a marbled pattern in the cross section.
  • Bake in the oven at 175°C for 50-60 minutes.
  • Stick a wooden stick into the dough and check to see if it sticks.
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