Thursday, May 3, 2012

Drommekage - Danish Dream Cake

Drømmekage - Danish Dream Cake


After spending a week in Denmark it's safe to say that I fell in love with the country. So you can expect Danish and Scandinavian desserts coming up! I already made a pre-Denmark dessert the Danish Pastry, and now one of my new favorite cakes: a Drømmekage or a Danish Dream Cake. Yes, this cake is a dream in every possible way! It's a dream to make because it's super easy, it's a dream to eat because it's super delicious, and my favorite, when eating a slice I dream of Denmark (and hopefully a returning visit!). I made this cake in Denmark attending a baking workshop and to cure my post-Denmark depression I'm making it again! Rating: 5 out of 5. Super duper nice!



Drømmekage: Diana's Desserts

Ingredients for Cake:
- 2 ¼ cup (250g) all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup (50g) unsalted butter, softened
- 7 oz. (200ml) milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 ⅓ cups (300g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Topping:
- ½ cup (125g) unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup (50ml) milk
- 1 ⅓ cups (100g) dessicated coconut
- 1 to 1 ¼ cups (200-250g) light brown sugar

Instructions:
- For the Topping: In a mixing bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Set aside until ready to spread over cake.
- For the Cake: Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/400 degrees F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch (20-22cm) square or round baking pan. If desired, line baking pan with parchment paper, then grease paper.
- Sift the flour with the baking powder. Melt the 50g butter and mix with the 200ml milk. Beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy, then fold in the flour mixture. Lastly, fold in the butter and milk mixture.
- Pour into prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center of cake comes out clean (leave oven on and set to 225 degrees C/425 degrees F). Remove cake from oven and immediately spread the topping over cake and bake cake for an additional 5-10 minutes at 225 degrees C/425 degrees F. Cool cake completely on wire cooling rack before serving. Cut cake into squares (or wedges, if baking cake in a round pan).


Drømmekage - Danish Dream Cake

Drømmekage - Danish Dream Cake


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12 comments:

Mari said...

I absolutely love Scandinavian cakes/food and I am definitely going to make this cake tonight. I come form Estonia myself, so Scandinavian food is very familiar to me and sort of feels like home a bit (I live in London) :)

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

This looks wonderful. Will try it!

~Carmen
http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

Tip Top Shape said...

Looks delicious!!

Laura said...

Looks great, but remember: the topping is the best part! Many Danes double the topping, and that doesn't make it any worse at all!

Paris Pastry said...

@Laura: GREAT idea!!! I want the topping op top, in between and the bottom of the cake - it's so good :) Are you Danish?

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miss b said...

I've never heard of this - no wonder it's called dream cake, it looks delicious!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Becca said...

I have no knowlage as to what Danish food tastes like (or looks like) besides, well, a danish pastry (do those even count?) but this cake looks fabulous!!

Laura said...

Oh yes I am :)It's quite fun to read about your excitement, I always wonder why people want to visit such a small country as Denmark. And for Danish pastry I honestly didn't know it was that famous! Funny that it's called Danish pastry when the Danish name is wienerbrød, which means Vienna pastry.

Paris Pastry said...

@Laura: Fro one small country (The Netherlands) to another! Danish pastries are quite popular in the States. I saw them everywhere when I was there. I also had a chance to sample plenty of them at the Copenhagen train station :)

Misbah said...

mm drømmekage :) looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip over here , Misbah/cupcakeluvs

klikse.com said...

As a Dane, living in Los Angeles, I am happy to see that you first of all fell in love with my home-country - and second of all fell in love with this wonderfull cake, as Drømmekage is :) Hope you will be back in Denmark soon, enjoying more wonderful cakes.

All the best,

Claus

ps What a wonderful page.

YanaNYC said...

I love both your blogs. Everything is so beautiful!

I will try this one for my husband's birthday on Monday. Thank you for the recipe and inspiration.
By the way, I fell in love with the look of your rose butter cream cake, but am not ready to attempt it just yet. :)