Minna Canth's Spice Cake

90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
10 ingredients
1 servings
A lovely, soft spice cake with a surprise ingredient - whipped cream! Minna Canth (1844-1897) was a Finnish playwright, novelist and essayist as well as an energetic fighter for women's rights and social justice. This recipe comes from the Canth family recipe collection and was printed in the Perinnemakuja maakunnista cookbook. I've modified it slightly - the original recipe called for 1 tbls of ground bitter orange peel, which I don't like at all, so substituted cinnamon instead. You can of course experiment and find your favourite spice combination, too!

Categories:  finnish , european , cakes , number-of-servings , <-4-hours , vegetarian , scandinavian , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (1420.4 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3550.84 Calories from Fat 55.26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.14g 9.45%
Saturated Fat 0.98g 4.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2605.64mg 108.57%
Total Carbohydrate 811.47g 270.49%
Dietary Fiber 18.96 g 75.84%
Sugars 350.77 g %
Protein 62.19g 124.37%
Vitamin A 27.34IU% Vitamin C 0.2mg%
Calcium 554.1mg% Iron 37.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whipping cream, ground cloves, ground ginger, melted butter