The kransekake is an elegant Scandinavian cake that’s every bit as beautiful as it is easy to make. Learn how to make this delicious almond cake with just a few ingredients for your next big event.
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If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about the 5 years I lived in Norway and the almost 2 years I worked in delicious little bakery nestled at the end of a fjord (Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with the details again… This time).
While we made many delicious cakes, like fruktkaker and hvit dame, one of my favorites was the kransekake (pronounced KRONS-uh-kok-uh) if for no other reason than the sheer elegance of it. Traditionally used for weddings, confirmations and holidays like Christmas and Norway’s Independence Day, the kransekake is a towering cake made out of 18 crisp almond cookies “glued” together with icing.
It’s the epitome of Norwegian baking: Simple, elegant and minimal. Don’t worry, I won’t tell your friends how easy this show-stopper was to make. 😉