Oh, okay. I did only make this cake so I could say out loud ‘kladdkaka’ a lot.
I don’t speak another word of Swedish (Toscakaka apart, but arguably it doesn’t count, ‘Tosca’ being a proper noun). ‘Kladdkaka’ just grabbed me by the eardrum and went straight for the heart via my cochlea. Every now and then it happens, a coup de foudre with the sound of a random word. It’s comforting to repeat it and you feel an urge to do so as often as possible. Kladdkaka. Klaaad-kaka. KLADkaka.
The bad news - and I would dearly like to know how uniquely I’m affected - is that it’s really a speech disorder called palilalia: involuntarily repeating syllables, words, or phrases. It is common in children; the tic distracts them in unpleasant situations, calms their anxiety and reduces stress levels. But it may also be sign of a neurological disorder like autism or Tourettes or OCD.
I hope it’s not more than OCD.
And I just wanted to make a white chocolate cake.
Craving more chocolate? See my kladdkaka and other white chocolate desserts at TheBestDessertRecipes!