salmon cake with dill

while the week is filled with loads of work and all that other stuff you have to do to make a living, my weekends are filled with sleeping / reading / cooking / baking / eating and drinking (i dont always follow the order and start with the drinking instead of the sleeping...).
here is a little cake that goes wonderfully with a glass of white wine or something sparkly. a salmon cake - soft and airy... since the salmon is a quite "fatty fish" the cake is very moist, too.
i like to bake it as a small "gugelhupf" but you are free to fill the batter into a muffin tin (shorter baking time!) and bake small salmon cakes instead. serve with some cream cheese or ricotta that you season with some lemonjuice and chive.


180g flour
15g baking powder
3 eggs
100ml sunflower oil
100ml milk
120g gruyere cheese, freshly grated
120g smoked salmon, cut in small pieces
1 generous hand full of fresh dill, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of pink pepper, ground (use a mortar)
salt and freshly ground pepper

heat the oven to 180 °c.

butter a gugelhupf- or cake tin (25cm) generously or line with parchment paper.
mix eggs, milk and oil in a bowl. mix flour with baking powder and grated cheese and put in another bowl. add salmon, dill and pink pepper. add liquid and mix, then season with salt and pepper.
fill into the prepared cake tin and put in the middle of the oven. bake for about 50 minutes, then let cool for about 10 minutes, then turn over onto a cooling rack.
slice and serve.