03 Mar The Making of Our Swedish Princess Cake
If you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media profiles you’ve probably seen our latest addition of a Swedish cake to miCakes collection. We first came across this cake when one of our customers placed a special order to surprise her Swedish husband with his favorite cake. After we learned that this is one of the most popular cakes in Sweden, we decided a cake like that deserves to be added as one of our standard cake options. What make this cake so popular, you ask? Keep reading to find out the interesting origin and making of a Swedish Princess Cake.
The Princess Cake was first called the Grön Tårta which means “Green Cake”. The original recipe of the Green Cake was first found in the 1948 Princessornas Kokbok cookbook by Jenny Akerstrom. She was the instructor to three Swedish princesses named Margaretha, Martha and Astrid. The name of the cake was soon changed to Princess Cake because it was reportedly especially favored by the three princesses. We loved the name Astrid and named our version of the cake after one of the princesses. Now her name lives on to tell the story of a Swedish recipe that is over 69 years old.
It didn’t take long for this cake to become a favorite among many. Around 500,000 Princess Cakes are sold each year. Even the third week in September is known as the national Princess Cake week. For every Princess Cake sold during that week, $1.50 is donated to Crown Princess Victoria’s Fund that benefits chronically ill and disabled children and adolescents in Sweden.
There is no wonder why this cake is so popular. Once you have a bite, you’ll understand right away! Astrid is made up of alternating layers of airy sponge cake, raspberry jam, pastry cream, diplomat cream and whipped cream. It is assembled in a very particular way. The very bottom of the cake is a layer of sponge cake topped with thin layers of raspberry jam and pastry cream. Another layer of sponge cake is topped with raspberry jam and diplomat cream. And then another layer of sponge cake is topped with diplomat cream. And finally another layer of sponge cake is topped with diplomat cream and a mound of whipped cream to give the cake that signature dome shape. All these delicious layers are then finished off with a layer of green marzipan and a gorgeous pink rose on top.
Order Astrid today to get the full experience of the unique and delicious Swedish cake! Impress your dinner or party guests with your knowledge of the Princess Cake named Astrid! It would be a great conversation starter! We would love to make you this delicious cake today! Contact us and place your order!
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