Posted for ZWT6 Scandinavian Region - Finland. Found on-line for authentic and historical Finnish recipes. These cakes were named after Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804 - 1877), the national poet of Finland, who is said to have had a special liking in them. His birthday is celebrated on the 5th of February, around which time the cakes are sold in many bakeries or made at home. Although the recipe may seem long and complicated, it isn't — the cakes are very quick and easy to make.