The Baking Challenge – European Style: Danish Drommekage

Look and behold – the cake of your dreams.

Dream cake, that’s what Drommekage means in English. And I have to admit for me it’s pretty close to the cake of my dreams. 🙂 Especially if your dreaming of a simple, buttery cake to make. The Drommekage is a quick and easy cake that is soft and a bit crunchy on top and tastes heavenly. And it keeps well for several days. I had a 5-day old piece just this morning for breakfast. Perfect!

Here’s the recipe. The original recipe is from Nordic Food & Living, but I’ve adapted it a little bit.

Ingredients

dough:
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250 gr flour
200 gr sugar
75 gr butter
2 eggs
200 ml milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

topping:
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125 gr butter
150 gr brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
150 gr coconut shredded

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit (about 200 Celsius)
  • Melt butter (or take it out of the fridge early so that it’s soft)
  • Mix together wet ingredients

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  • Add dry ingredients

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  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes
  • Mix together ingredients for the topping, starting with melting the butter in a saucepan.
  • Add milk and brown sugar and let it boil for about 1-2 minutes
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It bubbles 🙂

  • Add coconut and stir well.

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  • Take out the cake after 20-25 minutes and spread topping evenly
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After 24 minutes, the cake was already quite brown.

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  • Bake for another 10 minutes
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Fresh out of the oven! Yummy!

Enjoy!

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The Baking Challenge European Style is back – with Danish Drommekage

The weather around here in Germany took a nose dive and I’m finally ready to get back to my baking routine. Which doesn’t mean I didn’t bake up a storm during summertime! Here is some picture proof:

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Strawberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream topping and green coconut shreds.

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A caramel banana upside down cake – verrrrry sweet.

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Cinnamon bun cake – not my cup of tea…

But I have to admit, I only baked, if necessary – i.e. my niece’s summer party, BBQs, etc. And if I have to bake out of necessity then it’s usually not that much fun. So, now I’m back with the baking challenge and we have 6 more countries to go! Not bad.

Denmark is going to start off the last leg of this baked tour d’ Europe. Simply because I happened to read about this traditional dream cake (literal translation of Drommekage) and liked the sound of it. I hope to be able to present the results and recipe on Thursday. Thus far, happy baking everyone!