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Icelandic Christmas Cake Recipe

Icelandic Christmas Cake

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"A good everyday cake (my grandfather loves it)."

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Original recipe makes 1 -11 inch loaf pan Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 11 inch loaf pan.
  2. Cream the butter or margarine and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at time beating well after each one. Stir in the milk, lemon and cardamom flavorings. Stir in the flour and the baking powder.
  3. Sift a little flour over the raisins then stir them into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 16, 2003

I love Scandinavian cooking, so I couldn't wait to try this loaf cake. I could not find cardamom flavoring and so used 1 tsp. cardamom spice instead. I have made this three times. Once according to the original recipe, once with an extra egg yolk, and once with candied orange peel instead of raisins. All turned out really well. The cake keeps well and can be toasted or used to make "Poor Nights of England," a Brit version of French toast served as dessert. I use golden raisins instead of regular ones.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 15, 2010

I was excited to find a cake recipe with cardamom but overall was disappointed with the end result. It smelled wonderful baking but came out too dry. I too thought the raisins didn't go well with the texture or the taste of this cake.

 

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Aug 10, 2007

Wonderful cake! I was just in Iceland and had a cake very similar. Thanks for sharing! One tip: don't worry about trying to track down cardamom extract - just use 1/2 tsp cardamom powder instead.

 
Jan 12, 2004

I wanted muffins, so I added a 1/2 t. more baking powder and added milk until the consistency was a little less thick than the original recipe made. I also used currants soaked in tea instead of raisins. They came out perfect. The flavor is unique and delicate. It was just what I was looking for, something light, refreshing and different than your usual muffin fare. I would use this recipe again.

 
Dec 18, 2003

Very good. My family is Icelandic and my Amma used to make something very similar, a nice change from vinetarta...

 
Feb 03, 2008

Used my basic recipe for the basis to this but used the flavourings and it was oh, so yummy! Made cardamon extract by soaking about 5/6 crushed green cardamons in hot water and added this. Will use this as an idea again.

 
Dec 23, 2002

it's great! I love it! But I added apricot and walnuts and doubled the amount of raisins, I wanted it to be rich.

 
Dec 18, 2003

Very good, I used 1 tsp of ground cardamom since I couldn't find the extract and next time I will add 1 tsp of the lemon extract. Very easy to make and tasted great!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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