Huh – Did You Say Rutabaga Cake?

Huh - Did you say Rutabaga CakeWhy not try a genuine Norwegian recipe for Sunday dessert? (Photo: JULIANE KRAVIK / NRK) 

Did you know that the popular carrot cake has a cousin? Its name is rutabaga cake! This is an easy and tasty cake with a unique twist.

Rutabaga, or swede, has a long tradition in Norway. Its high content of vitamin C has named it “the Nordic orange” – a name that dates back to World War II when oranges was on the food ration list. To maintain normal values of vitamin C Norwegians eat large amounts of rutabaga. Here is one creative – and delicious – suggestion.

Rutabaga Cake

3 eggs

0.4 cups (1 dl) sugar

0.8 cups (2 dl) ground almonds

0.4 cups (1 dl) whole-wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

5.3 oz. (150 g) grated rutabaga


4.4 oz. (125g) cream cheese (natural flavor)

1 tablespoon melted butter

Powdered sugar



Whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy. Ground almonds either by hand or in a food processor. Add flour and baking powder. Grate the rutabaga. Add almonds and the rutabaga into the egg mixture.

Pour the mixture into an 8 or 9 inch (22 cm) round cake pan. Bake at 338 F / 170 C degrees for 30-40 minutes. Check with a frying stick if it is ready.


Mix cream cheese and melted butter. Stir powdered sugar into the mixture and beat until fluffy. Spread on cooled cake.


Recipe: NRK

Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

Categories: Culinary Surprises, Recipes

1 reply

  1. Reblogged this on RecipeReminiscing and commented:
    Something else, Huh

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