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April 27, 2009

Recipe of the week: Danish "Dream cake"


We're not really sure why it is called a dream cake, other than it is very dreamy and more-ish.

Ingredients for the cake

350 grams caster sugar

5 eggs

80 grams margarine or butter

350 ml milk

450 frams flour

3 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla sugar or 2 tsb vanilla extract


Ingredients - topping

150 grams butter or margarine

350 grams soft, dark brown sugar

175 grams desiccated coconut

50 ml milk

This is how you do it:

Melt the butter/margarine and put to one side to cool a bit.  Whisk sugar and egg till it is light and frothy.  Sift the flour, baking powder and vanilla (if using vanilla sugar, if using extract, add this at same time as butter) and fold into the mixture (don’t over work it).   Mix margarine and milk and fold carefully into the batter.

Line a baking tray with baking paper (a 30 cm by 30 cm is about right) and add the mixture.  Bake the cake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes or until almost done (the cake is done when a skewer comes out clean)

To make the topping:

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and melt – stir until all sugar has melted and you have a good spreadable consistency.

When the cake is done add the topping immediately on the whole cake and bake for another 5 minutes on 180 degrees. 

Let cake rest before slicing.



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Hi! I have cousins who live in Sweden (Gotenburg, Stockholm, Jonkopping and Malmo) and we often visit them. I love Scandinavian food and thanks for sharing this receipe.

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