NORWEGIAN CULTURE

Ingredients

The Cake

2 Cups almonds or other nuts
2 Cups confectioners’ sugar
8 Egg whites

Cherry Cream

⅓ Cup whipping cream
2 Egg yolks
2 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
3 ½ Tbsp chocolate sauce or syrup
3 ½ Tbsp cherry juice

Recipe for the Cake

Step 1

Grind almonds twice, the second time with the confectioners’ sugar. The almonds should have the consistency of flour.

Step 2

Whip the egg whites until stiff but not dry, and blend with the nuts.

Step 3

Divide and spread batter in two greased 9-inch (23 cm) springform pans, and bake at 320 degrees F 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 4

Cool slightly in pan before removing to rack to cool completely. Makes two 9-inch layers.

Recipe for the Cherry Cream

Step 1

Beat the cream until firm and glossy. Add eggs and confectioners’ sugar which have been whipped together until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Stir in the chocolate sauce or syrup, and add cherry juice to taste.

Step 3

Place one cake layer on platter, baked side down, and cover with half of the cream mixture.

Step 4

Add second layer, baked side up, and top with remaining cream. Keep refrigerated until serving time.


Ekte Norsk Mat–Authentic Norwegian Cooking is available for purchase, through the Vesterheim.

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