Tosca Cake / Toscakake

A traditional cake recipe found on

Elin Vatnar NilsenElin Vatnar Nilsen who run the blog writes:
From when I was little I can remember we plastic wrapped Tosca Cakes in the back of the bakery shop. Small, round cakes with a hard caramel shell. To wrap cakes in plastic I thought was fun, but eating Tosca Cake, no dice. Those cake was just something old people ate while listening to some 40s entertainer on the radio. And not without risk. It was in fact unclear whether their teeth were still in good condition after the cake was consumed.

Sure, I know how to exaggerate. But I would be lying if I said that Tosca Cake was a favourite among us kids. It was when studying mom’s old cook books I found the recipe. I have not tasted this cake since I was three feet high, and if it’s something I want with my blog, it is to preserve traditions. Therefore, I made Tosca cake yesterday. And brought it to a the PTA.

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding / Hjemmelaget Sjokoladepudding

A traditional desert recipe found on

001_sjokoladepudding2Elin Vatnar Nilsen is a pastry chef and works as a writer. She is a frequent contributor to and a Norwegian newspaper’s week-end magazine. Since 1999 she has tried to keep the confectioner knowledge alive through, which turned into a blog in 2012. Here you wont find cupcakes with pastel coloured butter creams, but basic recipes, easy decorating tips and lots of great recipes for cakes, desserts, ice cream and confectionery.

This was one of my favourite deserts as a kid and we had it quite often. Now a days you can get it in a cardboard package at most grocers. It doesn’t taste half as good as the homemade one and it’s full of E stuffs and other crap. Unfortunately most people go for that one. It’s good to know we got enthusiasts like Elin who reminds us that homemade is always best – Ted


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