Once in a while I am craving for cake but it just seems more sensible not to make a huge one. We all now how that will end!
I have a really small baking pan that I rarely use. It reminds me of my grandma and my childhood. She used to make a big bundt cake and because she would always have too much dough she’d pour the rest into this small pan to make a second cake. This was usually my private little cake which I would enjoy at the coffee table with some Caro Malt “coffee”, feeling all grown up. When I moved to Finland she gave me the pan since she didn’t have much use for it anymore.
50 g margarine (soft)
50 g sugar
1 tsp. vanilla sugar
2 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. rum (you can switch the rum for any kind of flavour like vanilla or lemon)
50 g flour
10 g corn starch
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. cocoa powder if you want to make a tiger cake (I used raw cocoa powder because it tastes nicer)
For the glazing
water or lemon juice
stuff for decoration
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease the baking pan (mine is around 14,5 cm ∅) and scatter some bread crumbs on the sides and the bottom.
Beat the margarine with the sugar until the mixture gets a bit lighter in colour. Add the egg, beat until fluffy and whisk in the vanilla sugar, milk and rum.
In a second bowl mix the flour, the starch and the baking powder together and then slowly add it to the cake mixture. When everything is combined you can pour it into the pan. If you want to make a tiger cake, leave a bit of the dough in the bowl and whisk the cocoa powder in. Then pour the chocolate mixture on top of the light cake batter in the tin and fold slowly into the dough with a fork to create the tiger pattern. Bake for around 20-25 minutes and let it cool down in the tin before you take it out.
When it has cooled down enough you can prepare the glazing. Take a few spoons of powder sugar and mix in water or lemon (or even more rum) until it’s runny enough to pour it over the cake. You can also add some decoration if you want. I used coconut flakes. Let the glazing sit a while before serving. Enjoy!