Kvæfjordkake: the official cake of Norway

This treat is often called Verdens Beste, thanks to layers of meringue, vanilla cream, and almonds This week’s recipe is courtesy of Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum, and was first published in their cookbook, Tasty Traditions. This traditional Norwegian cake delights with meringue, vanilla cream, and almonds, deserving the esteemed nickname of “Verdens Beste” (The World’s Best Cake). In September 2002, Kvæfjordkake was voted Norway’s national cake by Nitimen’s listeners, beating marzipan cake, carrot cake, kransekake, and chocolate cake. Cake ½ cup butter ½ cup sugar 4 egg yolks ¾ cup flour 1 ½ tsps baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsps milk Meringue 4 egg whit
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The Norwegian American

Published since May 17, 1889 PO Box 30863 Seattle WA 98113 Tel: (206) 784-4617 • Email: naw@na-weekly.com

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