Icelandic Raisin Cake

Icelandic Raisin Cake


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About this recipe: This is a good everyday loaf cake filled with raisins and flavoured with lemon and cardamom. My grandfather loves it. Great to serve on Christmas morning.

Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo

Serves: 15 

  • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 185g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 345g (2¾ cups) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 200ml (¾ cup) milk
  • 90g (½ cup) raisins
  • ½ teaspoon lemon essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, or to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease one 28cm loaf pan.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at time beating well after each one. Stir in the milk, lemon and cardamom flavourings. Stir in the flour and the baking powder.
  3. Sift a little flour over the raisins then stir them into the mixture. Pour the mixture into the greased loaf pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

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