Norwegian cake

    26 min

    This recipe was given to me by our Norwegian au pair, Uni. It is a bit rich but delicious. It is super simple cake to whip up in no time - made in the microwave - and benefits from a lush custard topping.


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
    5 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 200g ground almonds
    • 5 egg whites, whisked stiffly
    • 300g icing sugar
    • For the topping
    • 150 to 300ml (1/4 to 1/2 pint) milk
    • 1 knob butter
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 5 egg yolks

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:26min 

    1. For the cake: Fold in together the almonds, stiffly whisked egg whites and sugar.
    2. Put in a prepared non-metallic sandwich tin and cook in the microwave for 6 minutes on full power.
    3. To make the custard covering: Mix together the sugar and egg yolks. Warm the milk to body temperature and stir into the egg mixture.
    4. Return to a rinsed out saucepan and cook gently until the mixture thickens. Do not boil.
    5. When cool, spread over the cake.

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