Old-fashioned Norwegian Lemon Cake / God Gammeldags Sitronkake

A classic tea cake recipe found on mollerens.no
Old-fashioned Norwegian Lemon Cake / God Gammeldags Sitronkake

This is an amazingly good lemon cake made from a good old recipe.
The cake is soft and juicy and has a fresh and delicious taste of lemon.

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Lemon Cake à la 1814 – Citron-kage à la 1814

A recipe from nrk.no/mat/  – Cook Lise Finckenhage – Photo: Tone Rieber-Mohn

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traditional badge2Inspired by the Norwegian constitution anniversary chef Lise Finckenhagen made lemon cake with a recipe from 1814. The National Archive’s historical cake club has made the recipe fit today’s dimensions and weight.

In context: The Constitution of Norway (complete name: the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway; official name: Kongeriget Norges Grundlov; Norwegian Bokmål: Kongeriket Norges Grunnlov; Norwegian Nynorsk: Kongeriket Noregs Grunnlov) was first adopted on 16 May and subsequently signed and dated on 17 May 1814 by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll. It was at the time considered to be one of the most liberal or radically democratic constitutions in the world, and it is today the second oldest single-document national constitution in Europe after the Constitution of Poland (May 3, 1791) and third oldest in the world, still in continuous force. 17 May is the National Day of Norway.

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