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Carrot Cake with Lemon Icing

This carrot cake is based on a trusted recipe from a friend’s cousin, a recipe that was veganized 10 years ago, and has been served to many party guests over these years. To make it more suitable for a weekday tv-night with friends, I cut the oil by more than a half, substituting a part […]

Coconutty Apricot Cake with Raspberry Sauce

This cake was soft and moist and full of sweet coconut flavor, beautifully counterbalanced by the tart raspberry sauce made with only two ingredients: frozen berries and agave syrup. This cake was especially good right after baking, steeped in the raspberry sauce, but went well on its own with a cup of tea on the […]

Mint Chocolate Cakes for Two

When I created the recipe for this mint chocolate cake, I thought it wouldn’t rise very much during baking, and I’d end up with a small amount of cake. Well, it did rise, I had to cut it in two layers, and we ended up with five mini-cakes instead of the two I’d planned to […]

Runeberg’s Cakes

Today is the day of the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, and a great number of these little cakes are enjoyed all over the country. They were baked by Johan Ludvig’s wife Fredrika in the 19th century, and there’s a story that the poet enjoyed them with his morning Punsch. He probably wasn’t the […]

Christmas Date Cake

This cake was our dessert on Christmas eve, along with a refreshing citrus fuit salad. The fragrance that came from the oven during baking was intoxicating, and the cake itself didn’t let us down; it was sweet and moist and delicious, with just enough spice and a decadent accent of cognac from the icing. We […]