Almond Cake / Mandelkake

A cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffen” (Cakes for the Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979mandelkake_post

I told you I complained about the lack of sweetness in my old aunts’ cream puffs as a small child in an earlier post. Had the silly old bats* served this cake instead, there would have been no complaints.

* I apologize for the use of this word, but Marie, Emma and Inga always wore long black or dark grey old fashioned dresses and as a small child they reminded me of, well, bats and in an affectionate way I still think of bats when something reminds me of them. Like cream puffs – Ted  😉

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Chocolate Cake with Marzipan Cover / Sjokoladekake med Marsipantrekk

A cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffen” (Cakes for the Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
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Delfia Cake / Delfiakake

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Delfia cake is a Norwegian classic that undoubtedly belong to Christmas! The name comes from a special coconut fat product called “Delfiafett”. The cake has been baked for Christmas in this country at least since the thirties. I have delfia cake recipes in cookbooks from that era.

Delfia cake does not exactly fall into the category slimming products. Even the most ardent cake eaters stuff themselves usually with just one piece at a time.

When I was a kid, we always had delfia cake at Christmas and I thought it was horrible and it is not exactly among my Christmas cake favourites today either. But it is a Christmas cake, so the recipe deserves a place here among Christmas recipes.

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Medieval Monday – Marzipan With Spices / Marsipan Med Krydder

A sweet recipe once in use only for the privileged few found on New Scandinavian Cooking

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043_saffron-and-cinnamon-chicken-with-barley2Andreas Viestad at New Scandinavian Cooking writes: Marzipan was a favourite in medieval times. At that time, it was only sweets for the privileged few. Today it is one of Norway’s favourite sweets, especially popular around Christmas time. If you haven’t tasted homemade marzipan, you are in for a treat! Here I have flavoured and coloured the marzipan with different spices.

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Chocolate Cake With Apple Filling / Sjokoladekake Med Eplefyll

A recipe from “Kaker Til Kaffen” (Cakes For The Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebok Klubb in 1979

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Swedish “Vacuum Cleaners” / Svenske “Damsugare”

A sweet recipe found on godt.no – Recipe by Lise Finckenhagen

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Lise Finckenhagen writes: These Swedish sweets, “vacuum cleaners”, so called because they look like old fashioned ones are irresistibly deliciously. they also give cake crumbs a new life mixed with cocoa butter, oatmeal and powdered sugar. Wrapped in delicious marzipan and dipped in melted chocolate.

 

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“Damsugare” is yet another example of the Swedes marvelous knack for finding  fitting and entertaining names for their favourite dishes – Ted

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Baked Marzipan Apples / Bakte Marsipanepler

A recipe from “Ovnsretter” (Baked Dishes) published by Hjemmet’s Kokebok Klubb in 1977

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