Shortbread and Prune Jam Layer Cake (Vínarterta)

Icelandic shortbread and prune jam layer cake

Shortbread and Prune Jam Layer Cake (Vínarterta)

This special-occasion cake features layers of cardamom-scented shortbread baked until golden and lightly crisp, sandwiching homemade prune filling under a thin coffee glaze.Ingalls Photography

This special-occasion cake features layers of cardamom-scented shortbread baked until golden and lightly crisp, sandwiching homemade prune filling under a thin coffee glaze. This version of this traditional Christmas cake comes to us from cookbook author Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir; it first appeared in our December 2014 issue with the story Northern Lights.