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
- butter 250 g
- white sugar 150 g
- egg 3
- vanilla essence
- bread flour 200 g
- baking powder 2 tsp
- cocoa powder 50 g
- fresh cream 50 g
- Electronic scales
- Measuring spoon
- hand mixer
- silicon 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.
- You can find more Finnish recipes from here.Finnish Food Archives - Piece of OishiJapanese Recipes without Special Ingredients