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Recipe for family meals :

Birthday Cake

This recipe comes from  which is one of the recipe groups at It was submitted by Bella. Bella said:

"This is a simple, uncomplicated cake which was common to bake in Swedish homes for birthdays. Of course, the cream and fruit cake tops the list and has done so for many decades, but this one is delicious in all its simplicity! It's best with home-made applesauce which is very easy to make".


2 eggs
2 dl (good 3/4 cup) sugar
2 dl (good 3/4 cup) flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 dl (1/3 cup) water

3 apples
2 tbs water
2 tbs sugar

Chocolate fudge sauce:
100 g (3 1/2 oz) butter or margarine
1 1/3 dl (good 1/2 cup) sugar
1 1/2 tbs milk
2 tbs flour
2 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 dl (scant 1/4 cup) flaked almonds

  • Heat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF. Grease and flour a round baking dish, diameter approx 24 cm / 9" - 10".
  • Beat eggs and sugar white and fluffy. Mix flour and baking powder well together. Stir in the water in the egg batter and then add the flour mixture. Pour in the dish and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the applesauce. Peel and core the apples and cut them in smaller pieces. Boil them with the water in a small saucepan, covered, for 10 - 15 minutes. Add sugar and mash the fruit with a fork or in a mixer.
  • Mix all ingredients for the chocolate fudge sauce, except for the flaked almonds, and bring to a boil while stirring. Allow to cool.
  • Split the cake in 2 layers. Spread approx 3 dl (1 1/4 cups) applesauce between the layers, put the layers together and pour the sauce over the cake. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.


Serves 8