kransekake against a white tile backdrop

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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.



For the kransekake dough:

For the icing:


  1. Grease your kransekake rings.
  2. Stir together the almond flour and powdered sugar. Add the egg whites and beat until dough clumps together.
  3. Roll the dough into strips that are roughly the same thickness as your finger.
  4. Gently press the dough into the ring, trimming the ends so that they just overlap. Gently press together to seal.
  5. Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes, or until just golden.
  6. In a bowl, whip the meringue powder and water until frothy. Add the powdered sugar and whip until you reach a piping consistency.
  7. Pipe the icing onto the rings and stack.
  8. Garnish with fresh flowers, cookies or candies.



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