The Danish Dream cake (Drømmekage) is a cake that if you have only baked one cake in Denmark, you have baked a Dream cake. 😉 This is the cake you learn how to bake from your grandma. But you know what, it is a simple cake to bake but also sooo tasty. The characteristic taste for a Dream cake is coming from the crispy coconut topping.
Ingredients (20-24 pieces):
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/5 cup granulated sugar
- 2 oz butter
- 4/5 cup milk
- 2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 oz butter
- 1/5 cup milk
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Pre heat the oven to 400ºF.
Whisk egg and sugar with an electric hand mixer in a bowl until white, airy and fluffy. Melt the butter in a saucepan. When the butter has melted, take the saucepan from the heat and add the milk. Add the butter and milk mixture into the bowl with sugar and egg mixture and stir all together. Add the vanilla extract.
In a second bowl, add flour and baking powder and mix quick together before adding into the first bowl with the egg mixture. Mix it all together to a smooth batter.
Use an oven tray (10×14”) covered with parchment paper and pour the batter into the tray.
Bake the cake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
While the cake is in the oven, prepare the topping. Melt the butter in a saucepan. When the butter is melted, add the milk and the brown sugar and stir until the sugar has melted. Add the coconut flakes and mix it all together.
Take the cake out from the oven. Use a spatula and spread the topping over the cake. Bake the cake in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Cut the cake in 20-24 squares. Serve when still warm.
My tray is from Swedish “Svenskt Tenn” and my plate is from Danish “Royal Copenhagen”.