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Kransekake

kransekake against a white tile backdrop

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.

  • Author: The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 rings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Norwegian

Ingredients

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For the kransekake dough:

  • 1 lb almond flour
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 4 egg whites

For the icing:

  • 1 tbsp. meringue powder
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 lb powdered sugar

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • Purchase a kransekake mold: To ensure your kransekake don’t spread while baking, you’ll want to use a kransekake mold. This is the kransekake mold I use (affiliate link).
  • Making a half batch: If you don’t want to make a full size cake, you can halve the recipe, but be sure you’re filling the right rings in your cake form.
  • Freezing kransekake: Unfrosted kransekake keeps well in the freezer. Simply places the rings in an airtight plastic bag. Thaw at room temperature until no longer frozen.
  • Eating your kransekake: Kransekake is eaten most easily by pulling off rings and eating them with your hands like a cookie.

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