Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
You can use your choice of fillings for each layer , such as almond paste; pie filling; or a mixture of raisins, nuts, cinnamon and sugar.
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Beat the four egg yolks until lemon colored.
- Add water and sugar and beat two minutes. Mix and sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
- Add to the egg yolk mixture. Beat well. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the yolk and flour mixture.
- Add vanilla.
- Bake in four ungreased (or use a little oil) nine-inch cake pans (round or square), in a quick, hot oven preheated to 450ºF for 10 minutes.
- Fill with an assortment of fillings. Top with whipped cream.
Tusind tak, Karen! I cannot begin to describe how excited I am that I finally found THE recipe. I have made up to 10 different kinds of layer cakes from Danish websites but they were not 'it'; this one is! Exactly like my grandmother used to make it. I made 3 layers and used 8 inch forms which means that my layers were a bit higher. Only change was that I added the vanilla before the whipped egg whites. I layered the cake with 300 g raspberry mashed with 5 tbsp sugar and whipping cream in the order; cake>raspberry>whipping cream and ending with whipping cream on top; shaved some chocolate on top to make it look even prettier. My mom is here visiting from Denmark and I served it for her birthday yesterday! I am so thrilled that I finally have this recipe. Thank you SO MUCH!
This reminded me of a classic genoise (sp?) yielding a light and delicate cake which made a perfect foil for fruits and other flavorful fillings. Small family here so I made a half batch and prepare it in a jelly roll pan. Once cool i used a bisquit cutter to make little rounds for individual cakes. such a treat. Thanks.