Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I love this german cake, because it goes well either with a cold glass of milk as or with a warm cup of tea or coffee, because is tremendously light, because its consistency is plesantly sandy. fFom there its name, which translated would be something like Sand Cake. It doesn't sound very tempting, that's why I rather keep calling it Sandtorte.

Adapted from Deutsche Küche, Rotraud Degner

  • 200 gr. butter, soft
  • 250 gr. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 140 gr. wheat flour
  • 120 gr. cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Beat butter and sugar until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Add eggs one by one, until each one is well incorporated.
  3. In a separated bowl, sift flour and baking powder.
  4. Combine flour and butter-sugar-egg mixtures with a spoon.
  5. Grease and flour a rectangular cake tin.
  6. Pour batter in the cake tin and bake it at 180º C in a preheated oven for 70 min.
  7. When it's cold, put it in a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.