Skúffukaka – Icelandic Brownies
These Icelandic Brownies are delicious, a little chocolate delight that’ll vanish quickly at any party.
Servings Prep Time
28squares 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
28squares 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Batter
Frosting
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C / 350 °F.
  2. Grease and line a 35cmx25cm / 14 inch x10 inch bakingtray.
  3. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cocoa.
  4. In another bowl, cream sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs till fluffy.
  5. Add milk, butter, chocolate and coffee.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix the batter.
  7. Add Skyr and give it a short mix till just combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the baking tray and divide evenly. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  9. Let the cake cool on a wire rack before adding the frosting.
Topping
  1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until the vanilla sugar is dissolved and you have a smooth frosting.
  2. Pour the frosting over the cooled down cake and spread evenly. Top with coconut flakes to taste.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

  • You can substitute the vanilla sugar with 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • You can substitue Skyr with Greek yogurt.
  • To help the frosting set quicker you can put the cake in the fridge for a few minutes after it’s frosted.