08 February 2010

Runeberg's tortes

There are a lot of different versions of this recipe, here’s a simple one:

250 grams of butter or margarine
3 decilitre of sugar
4 eggs
4 decilitre of gingerbread crumbs or Digestive crumbs
60 grams of shredded almond
2 decilitre of wheat flour
1,5 teaspoons of baking powder
bitter-almond oil (optional)
cardamom (optional)
1 decilitre of milk / cream / apple juice

1 decilitre of raspberry jam
icing sugar
a little water or juice

1) Mix butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time.
2) Mix all dry ingredients and add them to the butter and sugar mix and then add the milk or juice.
3) Grease a cake tin and sprinkle with crumbs or flour. Pour the mixture into the tin.
4) Bake in 150 C for one hour if you use a big cake tin, in 200 C for 20-30 minutes if you use smaller tins.
5) You can moisten the tortes with a mix of water and rum or punch.
6) Decorate with raspberry jam and a ring of icing around the jam.

Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea or - as Runeberg is said to have done - a glass of punch!


  1. This sounds like a little bite of heaven.

  2. Gunilla, I didn't know you had a blog! Love the photo for your banner. These look quite lovely.

  3. Hello Gunilla, thank you for the receipe. Hmmmm, it sound delicious and I definitely will give it a try:-) I will give you a feedback. Thanks, Inge

  4. Hi Inge, I hope you like them! Gunilla


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