Saturday 5 June 2010

Happy Birthday!

Our Boy is 14 today!

He was cerimoniously woken up to singing (!) parents carrying cake and presents!
Cant' believe it -
where did time go and where is my little boy???
That sunny day in Aker Hospital in Norway was surely only "last week"...?

This year I made an exception to the usual Birthday Cake by making an altogether different cake.
This cake is called "Budapest" and when I grew up it was only to be had at one particular coffee house in Stromstad, Sweden and nobody knew how to make it at home.
I have no idea if the recipe really comes from Budapest or not. It might be a case of what in English is called "Danishes" are actually called "Wienerbrod" (Viennese bread) in Denmark/Norway...

But I am digressing - with the internet it was a doddle to find the recipe for "Budapest Cake". Fru Tunheim's Blog also gave me the tip to look at the website Det Sote Liv (Sweet Life) for some very tempting recipies,
"Cake Budapest" is translated below to English (click here if you want the Norwegian text):

Cake bases:
6 eggwhites
3 dl sugar
85 grams of custard powder (the type that does not require cooking)
100 grams grated hazelnuts (I used almonds)
25 grams flaked hazelnuts/almonds

Whip the eggwhites stiff and add the sugar little by little.
Add the custard powder and the grated nuts

Bake half the mixture in a round form in the middle of the oven at 175 degrees for 15-20 mins. Use greased baking parchement so it doesn't stick to the form. Cool the cake in the form. It will almost double in height while cooking, but will fall back again when it comes out.
Bake the second half of the mixture the same way, but add the flaked nuts on top

3 dl of whipping cream
2 tablespoons of powder sugar
1 tin of apricots (I used dried, but very moist apricots)

Whip the cream with the powder sugar and add the chopped apricots.

8 tablespoons of apricot jam

Add first the apricot jam to the cake without the nuts
Add the whipped cream/apricots

Add the second cake (with the nuts) on top!

Voila! Budapest Cake!


  1. Gratulerer til gutten din, heldig han var som fikk en slik trivelig måte å våkne opp på!

    Ønsker dere en fin dag:)


  2. Tusen takk for tipset om fotoredigering.Har nå fått lastet programmet ned og prøvd det ut litt. Jeg får fortsatt ikke til skrift på bildet, er det fra samme redigeringsprogram?

    Så deilig ut med bursdagskake og kjekt for bursdagsbarnet. Håper dagen har vært koselig og ha en flott kveld.

  3. Gratulerer så mye med bursdagsgutten! Så koselig med sang og kake på sengen:-) Kaken så vidunderlig ut! Sånn vil jeg og ha på sengen på mandag:-)

    Håper dere har hatt en super dag!


  4. and ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM! We've had a busy day here sodding more of the garden, etc. so will try to call tomorrow!

    All the best to you all!

  5. Hei hei og tusen takk for koseleg kommentar. Gratulerer med dagen i huset ! Den kaka ser jo berre vanvittig deilig ut :) Ynskjer deg og dine ei flott helg vidare. Klem frå Linda