Kermakakku (Finnish Sour Cream Cake)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

ZWT6 - Scandinavia

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the eggs, sugar, sour cream, almond, and ground cardamom.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and mix with egg mixture.
  3. Butter a tube or Bundt pan and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  4. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 1hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool before removing from pan.
  7. Sprinkle turned out cake with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

Gosh, I must have done something really wrong because this cake came out quite damp and dense. It did raise well, though. I made it thinking it would go well with fresh strawberries. Sorry, ElaineAnn, but we didn't like it at all.

Jezski July 27, 2012

I love love love this recipe! I grew up with Finnish cooking and baking and this cake is perfect exactly as written! I have made this twice now, the first time was for an international potluck, everyone loved it, second time was for a scandinavian choir, and again, everyone loved it! I wouldnt change a thing! thank you ElaineAnn for sharing!

liisamelissa October 11, 2011

Made as directed and I got a fantastically gorgeous cake that is moist through and through. Thanks, ElaineAnn! Made for Aussie Kiwi Recipe Swap #46, November 2010.

mersaydees December 26, 2010