If you have spent some time in Denmark, you have most likely already tried Danish Drømmekage (eng. Dream cake). A sweet and slightly bit spongy coconut taste dessert that Danes (as well as foreigners) praise for its taste.
The history of the Danish Dream cake brings us back to sixties where a woman called Jytte Andersen participated in cake baking contest in a large food company in Denmark. She used a mixture of butter and coconut to make a crunchy top for the sponge cake, which turned out to be so good that the cake was nominated to be the best in competition and the cake has later become probably the most popular cake in Denmark. So if you’re feeling like treating yourself a little here’s an easy recipe of the Dream Cake that will make your taste buds happy.
- 300 gr of flour
- 3 eggs
- 200 gr of sugar
- about 200 gr of margarine/butter
- 2 teapoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
- a little bit of water
- brown sugar
- shredded coconut
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Melt the margarine and put it aside. Mix eggs and sugar together. Add vanilla to the mixture. In a separate bowl, mix baking powder with flour and set it aside. Put 1/2 of flour and powder mixture to the egg and sugar mixture, stir gently. Add remaining flour and about 1/3 of the butter, stir it, put dough into a prepared pan and bake it for about 20 minutes.
During the baking time, prepare the frosting: add brown sugar and shredded coconut to the rest of the butter until you have a thick paste. Pour it on the baked cake and bake it for 5 more minutes, then wait until it cools down. Enjoy!