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    Norwegian Strawberries and Cream Cake Blotkake

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    45 mins

    Olha's Note:

    This is basically a wonderfully light and eggy sponge cake that absorbs the juices of fresh strawberries and the rather thin custard in its filling. Literally translated the name means “wet cake.” Although it is called “Norwegian,: it is popular throughout Scandinavia with custard, jam, and berries. Whipped cream is pile on top in a cloudlike drift. Scandinavian cooks sink a few beautiful fresh strawberries into the topping for a final garnish.

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    Units: US | Metric



    • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (sometimes called icing sugar or confectioners')
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla


    1. 1
      FOR THE CAKE; Blend flour with baking powder; set aside.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, whip egg whites until fluffy; gradually add sugar, and beat until stiff and meringuelike.
    3. 3
      In small bowl, beat egg yolks until frothy. Fold egg yolks and flour mixture into the egg whites gently.
    4. 4
      Butter two 9 inch round cake pans and dust with flour. Divide batter between the pans.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 350°F Bake layers 30 minutes or until centers spring back when touched with finger. Cool in pans. (Centers of cakes may sink slightly.).
    6. 6
      To prepare the custard filling, in small saucepan, mix egg yolks, butter, cornstarch, half and half cream, and sugar. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture is smooth and thick. Remove from heat, cover, and cool. Stir in vanilla.
    7. 7
      To assemble the cake, cut layers horizontally into 2 layers each. Place bottom layer on cake plate and spread with half of the custard. Top with next layer. Spread with the strawberry or apricot jam. Reserve a few of the nicest strawberries for garnish on top of the cake. Slice the rest of the strawberries and place on top of jam layer. Top with a third layer of cake. Spread with remaining custard. Top with remaining layer of cake.
    8. 8
      No more than 1 hour before serving, whip cream and flavor with the powdered sugar and vanilla. Pile whipped cream on top of the cake and garnish with the reserved strawberries.
    9. 9
      The Great Scandinavian Baking Book.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 20, 2014

      This is one of my favorite recipes of Beatrice Ojakangas. My daughter is turning 26 tomorrow and every year, I have made this cake for her June birthday. Intially, the American children were not sure if they liked it because it is so different from the traditional 'sheet' cake but as they grow older, more they appreciate the cake.

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    • on July 20, 2008


      This is wonderful and as close as I've been able to get to the real thing! I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time to serve to my husband who is Norwegian. The recipes I'd gotten in the past from his aunt in Norway just never translated quite right. Between the difference in ingredients available here and the conversion from metric to US units, my cake never turned out very good. So glad to have found this recipe!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Norwegian Strawberries and Cream Cake Blotkake

    Serving Size: 1 (129 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 294.4
    Calories from Fat 134
    Total Fat 14.9 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 143.6 mg
    Sodium 86.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 24.6 g
    Protein 4.6 g

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