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Friday Cake: Dream Cake

It is almost the weekend and therefore a great excuse to bake a good old Danish hygge cake. Danes often share Friday cake at their workplace or bake for family hygge on the weekends so I am going to bring this tradition to my blog by introducing a Friday Cake series. For the next several weeks every Friday you will get a recipe for one of those delicious Danish cakes that are perfect for enjoying some hygge with family, friends or co-workers. This week’s Friday Cake is Dream Cake (Drømmekage). I have been craving this cake since my post about hygge, coffee and cake and I honestly do not think I have had Dream Cake since I was about 12 years old. Class mates would regularly bring in Dream Cake for the “the class’ hour” (klassens time), a time once a week where we had cake and story time together in class.

As you can see in the photos, I have already had a nice piece (or two) of Friday hygge and I was not disappointed with my reunion with Dream Cake! It was actually even better than I remembered it. Heavy and moist like a sponge cake and deliciously sticky with caramel coconut topping. Definitely a crowd pleaser that everyone will like. Another bonus is that it is not hard to make at all.

I followed a Danish recipe from the classic Danish cookbook Frøken Jensens Kogebog (Miss Jensen’s Cookbook à la The Fannie Farmer Cookbook) but I found an online recipe in English that looks very similar. Here it is: Dream Cake recipe

I hope you get to enjoy some hygge, coffee and Dream Cake around the coffee table soon!



  1. Kirsten says

    Hi Line Rigtig god opskrift. Den må bage i dag. Har du lagt dit sidste indlæg op på Danish Folk Art+Tradition? ROLY har influenza. Knus Kirsten

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. That brings back so many memories…..I must now get around to making this again…..the one difference my mother obviously created herself was the into icing went a dash of her coffee….I seem to remember it was more of a coffee butter icing…then with the coconut….mmmmm


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