consider a 30-cm-diameter cake pan

Winter spices are a real delight – a splendor of aromas and a characteristic spiciness. It’s not by accident that Scandinavian bakeries are among my favorites, especially on Christmas. The recipe I created thanks to Bakeland (Marit Hovland), a book that inspires. I bought it from the Edinburgh Book Fair. I did my own reading, of course. You will like it!

Products you need:

200 g unsalted butter (melted)

700 g white flour (sifted)

600 g sugar

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoons ground cardamom

2 teaspoons ground ginger (optionally, you could put more)

a pinch of salt

3 teaspoons baking soda

3 cups of fresh milk

1 cup of yoghurt (Greek style)


I mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Then put the mixture in a baking pan, the bottom of which I have previously lined with greased baking paper.

Bake in preheated oven at 200°C.

10-15 minutes after baking, reduce the oven to 180°C.

Bake it for at least 1 hour. I check with a wooden skewer if the cake is ready. No dough should stick on the skewer.


The dose is very big. Keep it in mind when choosing a mixing bowl and a baking tray.

If the cake is thicker, time for baking will last longer.