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.
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
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.
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews