Runeberg torte

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Runeberg tart
Fazer's Runeberg torte
Place of originFinland
Created byFredrika Runeberg
Main ingredientsFlour, bread crumbs, Almond meal, rum or arrack, raspberry jam, sugar

Runeberg torte (Finnish: Runebergintorttu; Swedish: Runebergstårta) is a Finnish pastry flavored with almonds and arrack or rum and weighing about 100 grams. It usually has raspberry jam encircled by a ring of icing on top.[1]

The torte is named after the Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877) who, according to legend, regularly enjoyed the torte with punsch for breakfast. Runeberg tortes are typically eaten only in Finland and are generally available in stores from the beginning of January to Runeberg's birthday on February 5.


Popular legend says that Runeberg's wife, Fredrika Runeberg, created the dessert. Her recipe book from the 1850s has a recipe for the torte, believed to be a variation of an earlier recipe by confectioner Lars Astenius from Porvoo.[2]


  1. ^ Maino, Caroline (5 February 2018). "Runebergstårta". Kultursmakarna. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Rahikainen, Agneta. "Skaldens liv - Familj och familjeintressen". Runebergssällskapet. Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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Media related to Runeberg's torte at Wikimedia Commons