Danish Dream Cake (Drømmekage)

Danish Dream Cake (Drømmekage)

Danish Dream Cake (Drømmekage)

This delightfully basic white sponge cake, encrusted with a coconut and brown sugar topping, is a dream to make and eat.Matt Taylor-Gross

My mum's recipe for Danish dream cake—pilfered from a Danish friend in the 1990s—is scribbled in an ancient notepad of handwritten cake recipes. I've been eating it since I was a kid but until recently hadn't had it for quite some time. True to its name, my memories of this delightfully basic white sponge cake, encrusted with a coconut and brown sugar topping, had acquired a dreamlike quality. A dream to make and eat, indeed. —Mina Holland, author of The World on a Plate