Every time I get a new cookbook in the mail, my daughter and I curl up on the couch and page through it together. We start at the very beginning, and I tell her about the author(s), and all the ingredients and tools that are recommended, and then we page through each chapter. We go through the titles of each recipe, and she responds with either little hands clapping and squeals of ‘let’s make that for my birthday, please?!’ or a wrinkled nose and a head shaking no. ‘I don’t think I’d want to eat that Mom.” This Swedish chocolate cake recipe by Izy Hossack was one she definitely wanted to make.
Izy’s book came in the mail a few weeks ago, and we sat down to look at it together. I spent a little extra time bragging about Izy (She was in high school when she wrote this book! She’s only 18! I met her and she is as lovely as you’d think she is! Aren’t her photographs beautiful?!) to my daughter, and then we decided what to make first. [W] was excited about almost every recipe and picture, but we settled on this dangerous, one-pot wonder chocolate cake. We weren’t disappointed.
A few things:
I have my next column from the Blue Heron Coffeehouse up on Food 52.
I also have Crock Pot Cinnamon Rolls on Bread in 5. You can snicker, but they were delicious.
This post by Local Milk (also featuring a recipe of Izy’s) is beautiful.
I signed up for 21 Days to Lean + Green. If you haven’t checked out Sherrie’s site, please do. It’s a great space.
And, Pear Pancakes on Wit & Delight (with a story on Steller. It may have my favorite video we’ve made to date.)
Swedish Chocolate Cake Recipe
From Top With Cinnamon by Izy Hossack
10 tablespoons (135 g) salted butter
1/2 cup (55 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup (350 g) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup, minus 2 tablespoons (110 g) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350. Line, grease, and flour a deep 7-inch cake pan.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients until completely combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan, and bake 20-30 minutes (the cake should be set around the edges, but still gooey in the center).
Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then run a blunt knife around the inside edge of the tin to loosen it. Turn out onto a wire rack, dust with the powdered sugar, and serve warm.
Jenny MilchmanWednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Hi there! Thanks for sharing your fellow baker’s cookbook, this cake, and the piece of your sweet life 🙂 I would like to make it for a birthday, but it would have to be made the day before. I am thinking that may not work or…did you happen to eat a slice the next day? If you could share whether you think this is not the recipe for that, I would really appreciate it, thanks!
sweet cakesThursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Thank you for sharing such a amazing cake recipes its look unique and delicious, i am sure i’ll try on special occasion.
ShereeTuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00 am
Followed this recipe to a T! When I went to flip it over on the cake tray it all started oozing out everywhere! I cooked it for around 25 mins, did I just not cook it for long enough?
SarahTuesday, March 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm
Hi Sheree – I’m sorry you had trouble with the cake! It’s possible the sides didn’t set up enough, and maybe the cake needed to be baked a few more minutes. It is a very gooey cake though, and oozes everywhere once it is cut into. I’m sorry that isn’t much help! You could hop over to Izy’s blog (Top with Cinnamon) and ask there – it’s a recipe from her cookbook, and she’s made it so many times, she may have some better tips!
rona b.Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm
looks gooey and yummy. thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂
[email protected]Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm
This sticky cake looks DEVINE, and what beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!! I love Top with Cinnamon and will have to check out Izys book as well????
Cakes and flowers home delivery in hyderabadWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:13 am
I love chocolate but it looks very different and unique , i will try it for sure . Thanks for the recipe.
kristie @ birchandwild.comMonday, October 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I love this cake and I can’t wait to make it!
Phi @ The Sweetphi BlogMonday, October 13, 2014 at 8:09 am
I’ve been seeing that cookbook lately, and am on my way to the bookstore after work to pick myself up a copy! And wow does this cake look amazing!!
IsabelleMonday, October 13, 2014 at 3:12 am
Nothing quite like curling up on the couch with my daughter and a new cook/baking book. Great moments!
I love that photo of your daughter – gorgeous xxx
Lizzy (Good Things)Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm
Wow, what an exquisite cake and a great introduction to Izzy. Thank you! I am going to bake this for sure!
Carol at Wild Goose TeaFriday, October 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Wonderful recipe, but more than that I love your connection to your daughter and introducing her to cook books. That is sooo sweet.
GemmaFriday, October 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Wonderful recipe! As usual your posts are always my favorites :-). Izy’s cookbook looks so beautiful with all those perfect pictures.
That cake is mouth-watering and makes me want to run to the kitchen and turn on the oven!
PS: your daughter is beyond adorable! ^_^
Mila EcheniqueFriday, October 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Oohh dear I love your blog 😀 and this cake seems soo easy… pleased to find you 😉
tomThursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm
TieghanThursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:40 pm
That is so sweet that you and your daughter get to read cookbooks together, that is something I would do with my little sister. Such great bonding time!!
Love Izy and this cake. I almost made it for my post, but then saw yours and went with another delicious recipe. This is next on my list though!
LindseyThursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm
i remember flipping through my mom’s cookbooks when i was little – i was a sucker for any book with a recipe for brownies, so my mom would give me a post-it to mark it and i remember it was just about the best feeling. so, needless to say, your tradition of looking at cookbooks together is so sweet. i can’t wait to get a copy of Izy’s book; every recipe i’ve seen looks and sounds delicious!
Marissa | Pinch and SwirlThursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm
My goodness that looks amazing! I love that you and your daughter explore new cookbooks together – she’ll remember that forever. 😉
J.S. @ Sun Diego EatsThursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm
It looks sooooo chocolate-y. How can you not want to add ice cream to this.
LasseThursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm
We (some of us) also celebrate National Kladdkaka Day November 7th every year. So great timing.
EmiliaThursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Åh kladdkaka! This is The swedish cake!
mary annThursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm
can’t print the recipe……why not?
SarahThursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm
Hi Mary Ann – sorry you can’t print it! Getting my recipes printable is on my to-do list, but hasn’t happened yet. I’m working on it!
Sini | My Blue&White KitchenThursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm
This cake is called kladdkaka and is a very popular cake here in the north, not only in Sweden where it’s originally from. So good, especially with a dollop of whipped cream! Can’t wait to get Izy’s book! She is amazing.
AbbyThursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm
such gorgeous photographs! that shot of your daughter is just lovely.
ooh, and izy’s book looks simply incredible, i can’t wait to get my hands on it!! xo
TaraThursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm
the recipe says to stir in the rest of the ingredients… so do you actually dump in the cocoa, sugar, flour and unbeaten eggs all at once into the melted butter? :/ just want to make sure i’m not misunderstanding the directions. otherwise, this recipe sounds wonderful. i love that there is no chopping of chocolate involved. 😀
SarahThursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Hi Tara – Yes, you can add them all together. I did them one at a time and stirred them in, just to make it easier on myself and make sure their were no lumps in the batter, but it’s the easiest cake ever to make. 🙂
stephanieThursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:43 am
i LOVE how you and your sweet daughter have page through cookbooks like they’re picture books. it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside 🙂 i made izy’s chocolate cake too and it was SO good 🙂
cynthiaThursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:19 am
This cake is fantastic. Every time I see it I just want to make it more, and with the ooey-gooeyness of yours — make that ten times more. What a beautiful, precious tradition you have with your daughter (and that last video on Steller, I’m still not over how wonderful it is!!)
jaime // the brinyThursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:17 am
that cake looks insanely good. your daughter is so adorable and your photos and story about cookbooking together are the sweetest.
myriam | rhubarb! rhubarb! rhubarb!Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:06 am
What a fun thing to do with your daughter! I love that Izy’s book has your daughter’s seal of approval — that’s one of the ultimate seals of approval.
LasseThursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:34 am
Looks stunning. And as I’m Swedish I’ve had my share of those and consider myself quite an expert (at least in eating them). In Sweden we call them kladdkaka (sticky cake).
It reaches perfection only accompanied by whipped cream.
molly yehThursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:30 am
i have been eyeing this cake!!!!!! it looks soooo good. i didn’t realize it was one bowl. how perfect is that! i love your little cookbook ritual 🙂 that is so lovely.
Brian @ A Thought For FoodThursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:28 am
That’s so sweet that the two of you look through cookbooks together. I should really start doing that with my nieces and nephew. Love the look of this cake. How it crackles… gives it a nice rustic feel.
Meghan @ Cake 'n' KnifeThursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:06 am
I love that you sit down and go through cookbooks with your daughter! I used to do that all the time with my grandmother and they were some of my most cherished moments with her. Gorgeous cake too!
KathrynThursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:51 am
Oh, this cake sounds perfect! I love a good, rich, simple cake like this. I’m so excited to cook from Izy’s book – she’s such a talent!
MarynaThursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:27 am
I have already ordered Izy’s book. I am sure it is fantastic. And I can’t wait to have it my mail..
And I also have a very similar Swedish cake on my blog) you can have a look over here http://thisisasweetblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/flourless-swedish-chocolate-cake.html
This cake is awesome! Tested)
thelittleloafThursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 am
Ah, isn’t Izy’s book beautiful? I’ve not yet made this recipe but it’s on my list – can highly recommend the pancakes I posted, the BBQ chicken, the granola, pecan buns and wholemeal coconut oil pastry! Such a gorgeous book and such talent.
When are you going to write a book Sarah?! 🙂
Suné MoolmanThursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:31 am
This looks delectable! Yummy!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarThursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:14 am
Such a stunner. This cake looks like a giant crinkle cookie!!
Nicola Miller Editor of The Millers TaleThursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:54 am
This is an amazing book and I have bought it for my niece for Christmas. My niece has been cooking since she was three years old (proper cooking too) and thinks there is nothing unusual about a girl writing a cookbook in high school. This new generation of girls- they don’t limit themselves 🙂