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!