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Dream Cake / Drømmekage

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Dream Cake is a traditional Danish cake, with a characteristic crunchy, caramelized coconut topping. And it's so easy to make!

B eing an expat gives me the great opportunity to experience the best from both cultures and introduce the best recipes to my both families.
Drømmekage it's probably one of the most popular Danish desserts. And it's hard not to like it :)
Although every time I'm trying Danish cakes, they are just overwhelmingly sweet! You can literary eat just one piece, and have enough for the whole day. When I was searching for the recipe in Danish cookbooks, they used 300g of sugar for 250g of flour! DAMN GIRL!
When working on my version of this famous treat, I reduced the sugar content by half in the cake and around 1/3 in the topping, and it turned out just amazing! So if you're a Dane reading this post, you might want to increase the sugar levels, to fit your taste buds :)
Another twist, is adding some marzipan to the dough. It makes it even more moist and delicious!

Hope you will give it a try! Remember to tag me in your posts, I'd love to see you creations!

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Dream Cake / Drømmekage
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
pan (25x30cm)
Ingredients
Cake
Topping
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
pan (25x30cm)
Ingredients
Cake
Topping
Instructions
Cake
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy and light. The mixture should double in volume.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave add milk, vanilla and grated marzipan, stir and pour into the egg mixture. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour with baking powder. Add to the wet ingredients and fold gently until combined. Don't over mix the dough as it will become heavy and lumpy.
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking pan lined with baking sheet and bake for 20 min.
  5. While baking prepare the topping.
Topping
  1. In the saucepan, melt butter. Add milk and sugar, boil around 1min. The mixture will be very bubbly.
  2. Remove from the heat, add coconut shreds add mix until combined.
  3. Remove the cake from the oven and spread the topping evenly.
  4. Pop in the oven for another 10 min.
  5. Cool to the room temp before serving.
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