Sunday, November 6, 2011

Danish Dreamcake

As you may already know- I LOVE to try to bake things inspired by other countries and cultures. Click here to see some of the cool things I've tried in the past.

The recipe I made today is for a traditional Danish cake. It was given to me by a really sweet friend named Signe who actually lives in Denmark. She and her husband Marty are such dear friends to Bryan and I, and I was THRILLED when she sent me this recipe. It makes me feel closer to them somehow, which is exactly what I love about baking: the love and feelings that go into it.

Here are some photos from the process, just to give you an idea of how it's made. The recipe follows below:


Cake Batter:
• 4 eggs
• 10½ ounces sugar
• 8½ ounces flour
• 3 tea-spons bakingpowder
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 7 ounces milk
• 1½ ounces butter melted

• 3 ounces butter
• 5 ounces shredded coconut
• 8 ounces brown sugar
• 1½ ounces milk

The fun part about this recipe is that I had to get out the food scale to make it! I tried looking up some conversion charts online, but the math was kind of driving me crazy, so I just decided I would weigh everything.
• Baking time approx. 25 min. at 400°F (without topping)
plus 5 min. at 425°F (w/ topping)

First you make the cake batter. Whisk the sugar and eggs until they are light and frothy, and add the vanilla. Then mix together the dry ingredients and add those to the bowl. Then heat up the butter and milk (do not overheat) and add it to the mix. The cake batter is done! Now, just pour it into a greased 9x13 pan. Let it bake for about 25 mins.

While that's baking, put all of the ingredients for the topping into a saucepan and heat to a boil. When the cake is ready, spread on the topping. Bake for 5 more minutes.


I don't know if I made it perfectly, but I do know it was absolutely delicious! The cake is so moist and fluffy, and the topping is sweet and coconutty.

Signe, thank you SO much for sharing your recipe with me!!! <3

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