Danish Dream Cake


(Norsk oppskrift: Dansk Drømmekake)

Finally Friday! Finally done with this weeks get-into-shape-program. Do you understand the full extent to being done with this week’s workouts? It means CAKE! Yup! Cake! Doesn’t cake undermine the workout, you ask? Honey, cake is the reason I work out. No cake, no workout.

Today I share with you a Danish recipe. Despite the total lack of licorice in this recipe (Danes have no filter as of what to put licorice in, see here), this seems to be a favorite cake in Denmark. And it is good, and it is easy. Therefore, a perfect cake to bake this weekend, the Dream Cake (Drømmekage):

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Ingredients:

  • 250 grams (9 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 250 grams (9 oz.) sugar
  • 50 grams (2 oz.) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml (4/5 cup) milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

  • 125 grams (4.5 oz.) butter
  • 50 ml (1/5 cup) milk
  • 200 grams (7 oz.) muscovado sugar
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz.) coconut flakes (desiccated coconut)

Whisk eggs and sugar until light and fluffy

Melt the butter and combine the warm, melted butter with the milk. Then add the butter and milk mix to the eggs and sugar.

Add flour, baking powder and vanilla, and mix well into a smooth batter.

Butter and dust with flour your baking tin – or line it with greaseproof paper – and pour the batter in.

Bake at 200 C (400 F) for 25 minutes, place the tin low in the oven.

Make the topping the last ten minutes while the cake cooks in the oven: Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the milk and muscovado sugar and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for about a minute.

Add the coconut flakes and mix well. When the cake has been baking for 25 mins, take it out of the oven, pour on the topping, use a knife to spread the topping evenly on top of the cake.

Bake the cake for 10 minutes more.

Let the cake cool and then cut into pieces and enjoy. (I know I will!)

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13 comments on “Danish Dream Cake

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  2. Man, this looks good! I love those dense, flat, buttery cakes that you find in so many world cuisines. And coconut!! Mmmmmmmm…. Thanks for making me fatter just by reading a blog post 🙂

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  3. Went to the grocery store. Bought coconut. Made this cake Fabulous! Thank you for this recipe! Why? Because just like you I worked out all week, including a 5 mile run this morning, so Friday I eat cake!

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    • Thanks 🙂 It’s a great cake to make fr us who cant be bothered with fiddeling around with fondant and sugarflowers. This one come out of the oven, all finished 😀

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  4. Ooooooh, that looks delicious. I love coconut. Mr ET would want me to make this cake for him, don’t you think?? I totally agree with your no cake, no gym philosophy. There’s no point in all that hard work if you can’t enjoy life afterwards.

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