Spice Cake with Strawberries

En Cake recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master
Chef) utgitt av Skandinavisk Presse AS i 1974

Spice Cake with Strawberries

This is a juicy, fresh cake with a nice taste of strawberries, which really makes it different and special. It is all right to use overripe berries, and you can also vary the seasoning as desired.

Preparation: about 20 min.
Oven temperature: 175° C / 345° F
Baking time: about 1 hour

You need this for 1 cake
One 1 1/2 liter  [3 pt] oblong cake mould
150 g [5,3 oz] butter or margarine
3 eggs
3 dl [0,6 pt] brown sugar (210 g / 7,4 oz)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
4 dl [0,8 pt] flour (240 g)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 dl [0,2 pt] sour cream
1 dl [0,2 pt] mashed fresh strawberries
1 dl [0,2 pt] roughly chopped walnuts

This is what you do

[1] Melt the butter and let it cool.

[2] Whip the eggs and sugar till the sugar have melted properly.

[3] Mix spices, flour and bicarbonate of soda well.

[4] Stir the melted butter into the egg/sugar mixture.

[5] Add cream, strawberries and walnuts. Mix well.

[6] Finally stir in the flour mixture. Mix well.

[7] Pour the batter into a well buttered and sprinkled cake mould.

[8] Bake the cake on the bottom shelf in the oven at 175° C / 345° F for about 1 hour or until it has a nice color, has risen and are baked just through. The cake should be juicy.

[9] Carefully loosen the cake around the edges of the mould with a knife. Leave it in the mould for a while before you vault it out on a grid.

[10] Let the cake cool before you put it in a cake tin.