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Danish summer marzipan cake with strawberries and cream

Summer cake with strawberries and cream

This cake is my take of a traditional Danish summer cake with strawberries, cream and marzipan. Its one of my favorite things to eat in the summer, and I have to have it at least a couple of times each summer. The combination of baked marzipan cake, a dark chocolate, sweet cream and fresh strawberry is just so delicious and it’s difficult to only eat one piece.

This past weekend we visited my parents for a few days and I decided to make this strawberry cake for dessert. And it was a winner, and not the last time I make it this summer. Yum I love it and I love summer!

Danish Strawberry and Cream Cake


500 g of marzipan

250 g butter – room temperature

5 eggs

1 dl. wheat flour

60 g dark chocolate

Cream topping:

250 g mascarpone cream

4 dl of double cream

2 tbsp. of icing sugar

zest of 1 lime


Fresh strawberries

Strawberries and cream summer cake


Heat the oven to 175 degrees.

Grate the marzipan on the coarse side of the grater and pour into a bowl.

Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the marzipan.

Stir marzipan and butter together with a spoon or electric whisk

Mix in one egg in at a time.

Finally add the wheat flour, and stir the dough gently together.

Grease your pie dish and pour the batter in, smooth it out evenly.

Bake  for 25 minutes. Then leave to cool.

Once the cake is completely cool, melt the chocolate and spread on top of the cake.

Set aside and let the chocolate harden.

To make the cream, whip the cream until you have soft peaks. Mix the mascarpone with the whipped cream, icing sugar and lime zest. The easiest way to do this is to use a spatula and folding the mixture until the mixture is smooth.

Spread a generous amount on top of the cake.

Rinse the strawberries. Remove the stem and cut the strawberries into halves. Place the strawberries on top of the cake, either in a pretty pattern or just scatter them on top.

Leave in the refrigerator until you need to serve the cake.

Strawberry cake with marzipan and cream


5 kommentarer

  • Karen

    I have only ever seen marzipan as a candy here un the US. What should I look for here? is there another name it goes under. I have some Almond flour would that work?

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  • Mark

    Hi, I tried this one in Denmark and it was absolutely the best taste ever! But I have one question, in the list it says to prepare 5 eggs, but then we should use one only, in dough, what to do with the others? just yellows into mascarpone? thx

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  • Asmaa

    1dl equal how many cups and can I make the cake with flour

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