Dreamy coconut cake, from Brovst, Denmark

Ονειρεμένο κέικ καρύδας, από την Brovst της Δανίας

Today I would like to share with you the recipe of Drømmekage or the "Dream Cake" from Brovst in northern Jutland.

It is a classic and delicious Danish cake, with a delicious coconut topping that makes it truly a dream cake.

In the 1900s when you locate the first recipe, coconut flour and oranges were expensive and rare delicacies in Denmark.

For this reason Drømmekage was a Christmas treat for those who knew the recipe.

Today the Drømmekage is among the top five of the most favorite cakes of the Danes and they accompany it with a coffee or a cup of tea. 

It's very easy, very tasty and worth a try!

With the recipe below, you can have enough cake for 8 people.


  • 250 g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 g good quality butter
  • 200 g buttermilk (or put 200 g milk with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, stir and let it " sit " 10 minutes at room temperature)
  • 250 g flour
  • 8 g baking powder
  • 5 g vanilla
  • 50 g coconut


  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 100 g coconut flour
  • 50 g milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a bowl mix the sugar with one egg at a time. We do not need to use wire, but only a compact saucepan spoon.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave, then stir the buttermilk (or the mixture that will replace the buttermilk) into the melted butter.
  4. Mix the flour together with the baking powder and vanilla and sift it into the sugar with the eggs. Also add the melted butter with the buttermilk and then add the 50 grams of coconut flour. Mix the dough well so that there are no lumps.
  5. Line a baking sheet (about 20 x 25 cm) with baking paper and spread the dough on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake the cake for approx. 25 minutes.
  7. While the cake is baking, we prepare the topping. Add the brown sugar to a small saucepan along with the butter, coconut flour and milk. Bring to a boil while stirring and remove from heat.
  8. After 25 minutes, we take out the cake from the oven, we spread the topping on top of the cake and we put it to bake in the oven for another 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the topping too much, as it contains sugar (brown sugar)!

Ready! I hope you enjoy it!

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