Seed Cake


How to make Seed Cake from The Hobbit |

Name: Seed Cake

Inspired by: The Hobbit

Secret Ingredient: Caraway

"But I don’t mind some cake — seed-cake, if you have any." - Balin


Making Bilbo's Seed-Cake

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1.25 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon caraway


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add milk, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt.
  5. Combine dry and wet ingredients.
  6. Mix in caraway.
  7. Pour into prepared baking dish. (To stay true to the book, use a round pan.)
  8. Bake a knife inserted in the center comes out clean (about 50 minutes).

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