May is cake time!
So many celebrations and parties going on...
Here is the recip for a cake I made this week.
I have no idea WHY it is called Iceland Cake, perhaps it originated from there?
It reminds me of the recipe for Dreamcake, but the egg cream in this cake is rather yummy. The cake is very sweet, so perhaps best served with some coffee or tea. I am not sure I would make this with prunes next time. I think some nice summer berries would give a fresher taste.
But here is the original recipe as I have it:
Whisk 4 egg whites with
2 dl of sugar till the mixture is stiff
Add 2 dl of dessicated coconut and
50 grams of chopped up chocolate
Bake in the oven at 175 degrees for 1 hr.
Let the base cool completely
The Egg Cream
Bring to a boil 4 egg yolks with
100 grams of sugar and
1 dl of cream
Take it off the heat and add
100 grams of butter
Let it all cool
Bring 200 grams of prunes and 1-2 dl of water to the boil and let it simmer till the prunes are soft
Let the prunes cool
Whipped Cream topping
Whip 2 dl of cream
Chop up 50 grams of chocolate and set aside
Cover the cooled base with the egg cream
Add a layer of the cooled cooked prunes
Add the whipped cream
Decorate by sprinkling the chopped up chocolate over