Findus’ Bilberry Cake

Have you ever heard of Findus? Sven Nordqvist’s cat? I guess many of you not only have heard about him but also know his adventures perfectly well. My daughter LOVES Findus and all of his crazy ideas. The book ‘Rok z Findusem’ (English ‘Findus Food and Fun: Seasonal Crafts and Nature Activities’) was published in Poland in 2015. This time it’s not a story but a guidebook with ideas of activities which you can undertake with your child. Both the book itself and the ideas are really great. We’ve tried out many of them together with my daughter, and today I’d like to suggest we bake a delicious bilberry cake following Findus’ recipe. The cake is so easy to prepare that every child (with a little help from an adult) will have no trouble baking it. And that’s what learning through play is about, isn’t it? Sooo…

Ciasto jagodowe Findusa


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 50 ml of wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 table spoons of vanilla sugar
  • 50 ml of sesame seeds
  • 125 g of melted butter
  • 5-2 cups of bilberries
  • 50 ml of sugar to mix with the bilberries

Quick tips

Making the cake is as easy as abc: beat eggs with sugar, add the rest of the ingredients followed by melted butter; mix all ingredients together. Butter a baking tin and sprinkle with breadcrumbs; pour the batter into this prepared tin. Mix bilberries with sugar and sprinkle them over the batter. Preheat the oven to 175˚C and bake for 55 minutes. After the cake has cooled down, you can dust it with icing sugar. Serve it with ice cream, lemonade, or whatever else reminds you of warm and sunny summer. The cake is relatively sweet, but its sweetness is offset by the sour bilberries. However, if you do prefer less sugary sweets, you can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. ENJOY!