Sunshine Cake

Sunshine Cake

An easy, juicy and nice cake suitable for both the Sunday coffee and and a party.

3 eggs
250 g sugar
150 g butter or margarine
175g plain flour
1 ts bakepulver

1/2 block of cooking chocolate
50 g coarsely chopped hazelnut kernels


[1] Melt and cool the butter or margarine.

[2] Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Sift the flour and baking powder and mix with the egg mixture alternately with the butter or margarine.

[3] Pour the batter into  a greased and sprinkled springform pan 22 cm / 8,5’’  in diameter.

[4] Break the chocolate into fairly small pieces and mix them into the batter.

[5] Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts evenly over the top of the batter.

[6] Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven at 170 C / 340 F for 50-60 minutes. Test with a cake needle to see if the cake is done.

[7] Let the cake cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes. Loosen the ring around the cake and slide it off the bottom onto wire rack. Use a spatula to do it.

[8] Cut the sunshine cake into wedges to serve.

Tip The chocolate can be omitted. Add instead the grated zest of 1/2 lemon.