Drømmekage | Danish Dream Cake

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After a soup and a main course, it has to be a dessert, right? And what more than this soft, melt in the mouth cake which is so aptly titled as “Dream Cake”! While I was searching for desserts for the Scandinavian Cuisine theme for the Blogging Marathon #86, I was totally confused between which one to choose. From their chocolate cake to apple cake to the round pancakes, each seemed to be really tempting. Finally, I gave in to this cake when I saw it here. What really attracted me to baking this was the delicious coconut topping and the less fat sponge. 🙂

 

This cake is said to have won the a nationwide cake competition in Denmark in 1960, and ever since then has been a very well received and enjoyed cake in the country. How can’t it be a cake of dreams! A super soft genoise sponge and then topped with a medley of coconut, butter and brown sugar which is caramelized at the last stage of baking – even a coconut hater will be hooked! I had to literally work at cutting the cake recipe to 1/3rd to make a decent sized cake that would be just enough for us. It was totally loved! I took some portion for Huma and Fashee, while we went for an abra trip last month, and they really loved it. The kids also ate up their cakes and asked for the extras. Azza, who is generally is not a cake lover, had the biggest piece – not sure if it was because of the taste or due to hunger! She is a tough nut to crack… 😀 HD had a big slice and said it was really delicious, and one slice is sitting hidden in my freezer waiting for me to have it when I can afford a bite into it! 😉 (supposed to be a secret, OK? 😀 )

 

I am literally cringing at the really unclear clicks! 😕 Sometimes 50 mm can make you think everything is alright and then make you really doubt on how good your eyes are. Nonetheless, I hope you will try this simple yet delicious cake and enjoy it with your cup of tea. 🙂 Off to the recipe…

 

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4.8 from 5 votes

Drømmekage | Danish Dream Cake

Course Cake
Cuisine Scandinavian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 140 ml milk
  • 25 gm butter
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • FOR TOPPING:
  • 50 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease an 8 inch pan and set aside.
  • Melt the butter into milk and allow to cool.
  • Beat eggs and sugar till pale and tripled in volume.
  • Add in all the ingredients included the milk and beat briefly till combined.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the topping and keep on low flame till the butter is melted.
  • Increase the temperature to 200 degrees and spread the topping on top of the cake. Bake for another 5 minutes till the topping is crisp.
  • Cool in pan for five minutes before removing it off carefully out and allowing it to cool on a rack. Slice and serve!

 

Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#86

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  1. Ah , such a lovely Cake ! We made this cake Eggless a couple of years back and truly it was a hit . It’s for sure is an exotic one .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Vaishali…

  2. The cake sounds too good, the picture is not loading for me though, will come back to check again..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Srivalli… it’s OK now…

  3. Lovely tender crumb! The cake looks fantastic.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  4. Perfectly made cake.. looks inviting… Love the colour too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shobhaji…

  5. It is indeed looking like a dream cake. The texture and colour are also giving a dreamy feel.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jyoti…

  6. 5 stars
    Cake looks delicious. Love the topping of coconut and butter. Nice clicks 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Drashti…

  7. wow, the cake looks absolutely moist and loving all your Scandinavian recipes rafee 🙂 .. I would love to give it a try of these without eggs . Dream cake looks so dreamy 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Manjula… 🙂

  8. Baked this cake few years back for an another event and enjoyed thoroughly every bite of this cake, now you are tempting me again to make this beautiful cake. Love that topping sis.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyaakka… You must get to baking them again…

  9. You have some amazing collection of the cakes… Looking so great!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pankti…

  10. I had taken this for BM 25 n we had loved it. You are tempting me to redo the cake yet again.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You must! Hehe… thank you so much Archanaji…

  11. Yes please. Dessert after a esp spicy meal is my call. Camera and picturing and all that sometimes can be confusing. I guess its part and parcel of blogging. Nevertheless, I must hail your photography as well as this danish dream cake. Giving me the dreams now on tucking into a tiny bit.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Nava…

  12. 5 stars
    The Danish dream cake sounds super delicious and a slice after dinner would be heavenly. Love the coconut toppinhgs.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapana…

  13. Danish Dream Cake, sounds amazing. Never tried or tasted but it sounds so great. Love the recipe Nd crumb texture

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ruchi…

  14. Reserving all baking recipes to try after my son’s exam… Bookmarking this too. Will try sometime. Looks fabulous and love the texture! Perfect!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I bet your son will have quite a lot of cakes to eat! Thank you so much Priya…

  15. It is really a dream cake. Looks so tempting Rafidah. Bookmarking this recipe. Awesome share dear.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Preethi…

  16. I came back to check on this cake again. Want to try it, but have to make eggless.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you for coming back! I suppose you can use any good eggless sponge cake as base…

  17. Butter in cake! Melts in the mouth. Hope you will eat your piece of cake before anyone get it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nivedita…

  18. Its really a dream one. Surely try in eggless version soon 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sasmita… 🙂

  19. 5 stars
    thanks for introducing me to a new kind of cake. it looks delicious and decadent.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sonal…

  20. Totally in love with the crumb.. So addictive… Indeed it is a dream cake..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  21. Wow! That is such an amazing cake with all the coconut flavor. I am sure I would make an eggless one.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Harini…

  22. What a lovely cake recipe, it certainly sounds like a dream cake delicious and tasty. Discovering cuisines from around the world is always o much fun.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nayana…

  23. Wow..dream cake sounds so delightful and yummy. I am novice baker and I feel that now it’s my dream to make this nice dream cake soon 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jagruti… 🙂

  24. Loved you cake. But wonder how to make without eggs and butter. I have some substitute, let’s try 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Uma… 🙂 You can use any good eggless sponge as base…

  25. 5 stars
    I always think about baking cakes more often but fail to do it. Frankly I am not a cake person but I do bake decent cakes as gifts for family and friends when I visit them and they love it. Very rarely I am tempted to try a slice, this one is one of the rare days Rafee.. The cake looks decadent and moist. Yes, I agree the clicks dont do justice but the recipe and your passion towards baking does it all. Try baking it next time for better clicks! Sometimes it happens with me that the best dishes get photographed but when I see the images, I always feel there are chances for improvement. Life is not perfect and so are you! So, better eat that hidden slice and feel good! Don’t wait for tomorrow. Just work harder the next day that’s all. Cheers my dear.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I love baking cakes but I don’t have folks at home who like to eat it all the time, so I take it kind of slow or bake smaller cakes that will get over with four to six cuts! But when I visit anybody, then it’s always a cake that goes along with me as a gift, easier to make and carry too… hehe… thank you so much Vidya, always love your long comments…

  26. Lovely cake, it must be really delicious with all those flavours. But seriously, these are so addictive for me.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jayashree…

  27. That is such a delicious looking Scandinavian/ Danish cake. Love the topping with coconut and sugar — it sounds almost like a struesel topping. I can imagine why your whole family enjoyed this.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  28. I remember making an eggless version years ago and totally loved the taste. I remember my folks complaining that I had made a very small batch!! Somehow, I never repeated this dish!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Even I got complaints of having made it too small! Thank you so much PJ…

  29. This cake looks and sounds delicious…I loved the coconut spread on top of the cake..really dreamy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lathiya…

  30. hahahah first of all hats off to your efforts of making different style altogether from different country. Regarding 50mm lense even I feel the same. What looks good enough in the camera opening the same image in laptop makes you say shit man ye kya hai :))))))))))) Its me sometimes.

    Cake looking very delicious must say. Have to try eggless version though.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… appreciate you for making me feeling that it’s just not me… 😉 Thank you so much Bhavan…

  31. Hi
    Thanks for sharing the recipe…getting to know lots of new cuisines through this blogging marathon… The cake looks nice and recipe is interesting…will definitely try it out

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Rujuta…

  32. Looks so yummy,love the topping with coconut

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  33. Truly a dream cake …Soft and a lovely color 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana… 🙂

  34. 4 stars
    This cake looks so delicious must say. I love the coconut topping idea. Will check its eggless version.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bhawana…

  35. Rafeeda, you have said so strongly that this cake would be loved by even coconut hater. Now I’ll have to make this cake to verify your claim as I have three coconut haters in my family , only me being coconut lover 😀
    Even if your claim fails, I’ll be there to relish this delicious sounding cake 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… you are making me nervous now… 😀 Thank you so much Ritu, even if your folks don’t like it, atleast you can eat it by yourself! Freeze the remaining cake and enjoy as a “me-treat”! 😉

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