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This Jolakaka is an amazing Christmas sponge cake from Iceland ! Try this fruity and nutty iced loaf for this coming Christmas. This Jolakaka is a delicious gift from Iceland to us.
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Golden raisins 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped candied lemon peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Confectioners icing 1 Tablespoon

1 Heat milk, butter, sugar, and salt to hot (120°-130°F). Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, and cardamom in mixing bowl.
2 Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. On lightly floured surface, knead in raisins, lemon peel, and almonds.
4 Knead until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€” about 1 1/2 hours.
5 Punch down dough. Shape and place in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or two 1-pound coffee cans.
6 Cover; let rise until double€”about 1 hour.
7 Bake in a preheated 375°F oven about 45€”55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
8 If desired, frost with Confectioners' Icing.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2752 Calories from Fat 679

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 78 g119.8%

Saturated Fat 37.5 g187.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 357.4 mg119.1%

Sodium 649.4 mg27.1%

Total Carbohydrates 455 g151.6%

Dietary Fiber 21.1 g84.5%

Sugars 121.6 g

Protein 65 g130.6%

Vitamin A 38.5% Vitamin C 52.2%

Calcium 43.9% Iron 131.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Jolakaka Recipe