I have a first world problem.

When you buy candy and one of the candy pieces have sugar on it. Because of that everything in the candy bag gets sugary! Everything taste like the sugar coated candy.

There is one solution. Use two bags. One for the sugar candy and one for the non sugary candy. I would do that but I’m too lazy.



Raspberry cake.

I think raspberries are good in cakes. They have that sharp taste cakes crave. Blueberries are also tasty but they are a bit mild in flavour. I often think frozen raspberries are best because they are even sharper in taste then the fresh berries.

I made raspberry cakes this week. They are called “Sticky raspberry cakes”. I made them thicker than they should be and that made them not sticky but they were delicious. They are easy to make and that`s what`s best about them.




200 g butter

4 eggs

5 dl sugar

6 dl wheat flour

1 tsp vanilla sugar

Flaked almonds

3 dl frozen berries


Melt the butter and let it cool.

Stir in the eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar (I put in 2 tsp instead) and flour.


Spread the batter in an oven tin. The recepy said to use a big one but I used a smaller and I put a baking paper at the bottom of it.

Sprinkle the berries and flaked almonds on top of it. There wasn`t any amount on how much almonds to use. I like almonds and used around 2 dl.


Bake for 30 minutes at 175 C in the middle of the oven.





Fruit cakes

Easy fruit cake.

I love cakes with fruit filling. In Sweden almost every cake with whipped cream has fruit in them. That makes the cakes lighter. I usually make fruit fillings when I make cake. Bananas are the best because they make the cakes moist.

I almost never make the actual cake myself. And I almost always use sponge cake as “the cake”. The sponge cakes you buy taste homemade and that`s good enough for me and that`s the reason I don`t bake them myself. I do think homemade cakes taste better but the one I`m using for this cake is good.


There`s lots of fillings to choose from and it can be hard to decide which will be the best. I think bananas has to be one of the filling. For the cake of the day and for the first layer I mashed two bananas. I mixed them with whipped cream, cocoa powder and sugar. I used unsweetened cocoa powder and it was too bitter without sugar.


For the second layer I made a raspberry filling. I defrosted frozen raspberries and mixed them with icing sugar. I removed the access liquid and added whipped cream to the mixture.

20170519_174454I put the third sponge layer on the raspberries. I topped it off with whipped cream, raspberries and flaked almond.


It was very delicious. It was juicy and fruity.



Today`s “semla” day in Sweden. I wrote about this cake a while ago and cause it`s that delicious I`ll do it again. “Semla” is a wheatbun (packed with cardamom) filled with whipped cream and almond paste. You cut the bun in half (the bottom part should be bigger than the top). Put almond paste on the bottom bun and top with whipped cream. Put the lid on and sprinkle icing sugar on it. You eat the lid first and you dip it in the whipped cream.

20170228_152528It`s “semla” day today but we begin eating it some months before this day. Many are probably tired of it by now cause they have eaten too many already. It used to be something you looked forward to and only ate for a short period of time. Now you can get it from christmas until whenever (almost). I think you can buy it for another couple of months which is not good. I think it only should be available for a short amount of time to keep it this thing you long for. Now after a “semla” season you think you will never eat it again because you`ve eaten too many.





We don’t celebrate Valentines Day in this family at all. Or we do but only with valentine cakes.

This cake is normally called “Princess cake” and the marzipan on top is usually green. Just because it’s Valentines Day the marzipan is pink and there’s a red heart made from marzipan on top of it all. It looks wonderful though!

I like this cake! All that whipped cream and vanilla cream is tasty. To make you get a hint of what it tastes like I will describe what’s in it. The whole cake is covered in marzipan which I love. I think marzipan makes all cakes taste good! Under the marzipan there’s spongecake, whipped cream, vanilla cream and raspberry jam.



20170206_162851.jpgI love this dessert. It’s “Gooey chocolate cake” with berries and whipped cream.

I bought the cake this time because this one tastes just as delicious as if you would have made it yourself. The chocolate cake is, like the name says, a gooey cake. It’s chewy and very delicious!

If you want to bake it I think the best thing would be to make a fondant cake. I will make it sometime but if there’s any chocolate addict out there that can’t wait that’s what you can do until then. Yummy!


I would like to mention a little something we all probably have said or been told. The “you haven`t tried mine” thing. For instance, I don`t like carrot cake. I told a friend and she said that I would if I “tried hers”. No I wouldn`t! Carrot cake is carrot cake and I think it`s disgusting.

When someone says “try mine” you know what`s coming. You have to sit at that person`s table and eat that cake or dish you don`t like. You have to force yourself to eat it and then say you like it. I never got to try my friend`s cake because she moved away and I`m happy with that (not that she moved but that no carrot cake had to be forced down). I know I wouldn`t have liked it. I`ve tried many of these cakes and no one has made me change my mind.

Salmon is something else I don`t eat. I`ve had to sit through many dinners pretending to have changed my mind when it comes to salmon. I don`t want to offend the host and I eat even though it makes me feel sick. They know my thoughts on that fish but I have to “try theirs”. I take as little salmon as possible and then I push it around the plate and leave as much as I can. As much as I can without offending anyone. I`ve never had both salmon and carrot cake at the same dinner but I know that day will come. Someone will say “I`ve made my salmon and carrot cake I said you would like”. I will smile and say I like it!





One of my first world problems used to be hot chocolate. I always have cream in my chocolate and I used to whip it. The problem with that was that the whipped cream never lasted long enough. You had the delicious taste of cream and chocolate in the beginning and then just chocolate.

Now I have found the perfect hot chocolate! I don’t whip the cream. Instead I mix it with the milk in the mug. I get the creamy taste all the way.

My perfect chocolate consists of 2/3 milk and 1/3 cream. I “boil” the mixture in the microwave. Then I add 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder. I think the hot chocolate powder you buy is too sweet. By making your own you can decide how sweet you want it.


In Sweden we have a bun we eat during the winter season. We call it “semla”. It’s a wheat bun filled with whipped cream and almond paste. I love it!

It’s a sweet wheat bun that you split in two – a smaller lid and a bigger bottom part. Remove a little bit of the middle part of the bottom bun (hard to explain). Fill the “hole” with almond paste. If I ever decide to make this bun I will buy the paste but it’s essentially almonds crumbs and sugar mixed together.

Whip the cream and put it on top of the paste. Place the lid on the cream. Sprinkle icing sugar in the lid.



-Honey there’s only five bananas left!

-There’s five in the freezer.

-That’s right but they are the ones I planned on making a dessert with.

That’s me. I always make plans to bake or cook things I know never will happen. I put the bananas in the freezer because I’ve read recepies where they have to be frozen. I probably never will make the banana dessert and I have to throw them away.

I have peppermint oil and dried fruits “just incase”. I buy crazy spices and seeds and tell myself I will use them. I buy vegetables and fruits I don’t know what to make of. I buy crackers and cheese because I might one day like it. Crazy!20170109_155011.jpg