Vihreät Kuulat, these green jelly spheres on the cake, are a product that probably every Finn knows and every other Finn gets every year for Christmas. I read on Wikipedia that the manufacturer Fazer makes 17 million green jelly spheres every Christmas and there are only about 5 million Finns... so yes you may get the picture that they are pretty popular. By the way, they are suitable for vegetarians.
Ever since I saw this recipe for Finlandia lime and white chocolate cake on Fazer's webpage, I wanted to make it. The jellies on the top of the cake just looked so delicious and all other ingredients sounded nice too. I only never had the Finlandia jellies around, which are just like the green ones, but in different colours and flavours. Now that I got a box of green jellies for Christmas (what a surprise!), I thought that this is the perfect timing to bake this cake. I wanted to make a cake to mark my 3rd blog anniversary anyway, which happens to be today! Yayyyy, thank you so much for reading the blog, commenting, liking and sharing my posts and photos on social media. I really appreciate it so much, you are very close to my heart and I can't thank you enough!
A blog anniversary gives me more motivation and a new boost for blogging and I have loads of recipe ideas and bookmarked recipes that I want to cook this year. I can also announce full of excitement that I will be co-hosting the Eat Your Greens vegetarian blogging challenge every other month taking turns with Shaheen from A2K - A Seasonal Veg Table who is the creator of this great event. We hope to see many lovely vegetarian and vegan recipes made with green vegetables, so please take part, as it's so much fun. See the link for more details on how to participate.
Now I'm almost going to stay on the subject of eating greens, but in a bit different way (Please note that this is not my entry for Eat Your Greens!!). So for this cake I pretty much followed the recipe by Fazer, but wanted to translate it for you here. Have a look at how it was made.
150 g soft butter
1,5 dl sugar
3 dl wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 limes (zest + juice)
100 g white baking chocolate
For the topping:
Couple of cups icing sugar + about 3 tbsp lime or lemon juice or water
6 green jellies
Melt the white chocolate in a water bath.
Grate the lime zest finely and press out the juice.
Whisk the soft butter and sugar into foam. Add the eggs to them and keep whisking.
Mix the wheat flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar in a separate bowl and add them to the whisked mix.
Whisk it all into an even dough and pour it into a cake form lined with non-stick baking paper.
Bake at 180 C for about 35-40 minutes and let the cake cool down.
Once the cake has fully cooled, you can continue with the decoration.
Mix icing sugar and juice or water together to make icing and pour it onto the cake.
Cut the green jellies into quarters (or some other jellies) and place them on the top of the cake.
Serve it with a good coffee and enjoy!