Oh this beauty has many names (this is my free direct translation for you, I am sure it is not the real one). Mocha Squares, Chocolate squares but this Kärleksmums is my favourite name, Kärlek mean Love and mums is yummy so LOVEYUMMIES or as Stina says LOVEYUMYUMS, let’s go with Loveyumyums shall we ;).
It is such a lovey bake, super easy and swift. One of those I grew up with. Always a favourite at the party and yes it has a dash of coffee in it and yes I give it to my kids (go on, judge away…)
So as we seem to not eat all our bakes every week (I really miss sharing with my friends) I will half this recipe today and use a smaller tray. This is made in a large tray which is great for parties but as we are only four people I will try to make less of it! Can’t wait to bake this for a real FIKA FRIDAY in the shop.
Ingredients, please remember I use dl. So 1 dl is about 100 ml.
Chocolate cake base:
- 200 g butter
- 5 eggs
- 4 dl caster sugar
- 4 dl plain flour
- 1 dl cocoa powder (always go for a nice quality with little sugar in it)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla sugar (use 1-1.5 tsp vanilla extract)
- 2 dl milk
- 75 g butter
- 1.5 dl cold coffee
- 4 dl icing sugar
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla sugar (just use a dash of vanilla extract)
- Coconut or sprinkles
Turn on oven at 200 degrees.
Melt the butter and let it cool, mix egg and sugar in to white and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and sift over the egg and sugar mix. Add the milk and then the melted butter while stirring during the whole time (we do not like egg lumps). Once all mixed in to a nice even batter pour it in to the tray that is already covered in baking paper. In the oven for 20-25 min, It needs to be cooked but also moist so do not over bake it please. Once out let it cool a little while you prepare the topping.
Topping, melt the butter first in a pan and then add the rest of ingredients. Melt it all together, try to not let it boil. Once ready pour over the sponge and let it cool a little. Then sprinkle the sprinkles or coconut on top. We always had coconut and it is something special with it and the flavour is perfect, but colourful sprinkles defiantly makes me smile! However after our taste test I will say coconut! Go coconut!!!
Enjoy! Now it’s time for Friday G&T!!!