Rye Bread Layer Cake Recipe

Rye Bread Layer Cake Recipe ♥ Rugbrødslagkage : An Easy How To With Video

Rye Bread Layer Cake is apparently an old-fashioned Danish or Nordic cake recipe.  I can see why because this recipe adds rye bread to the batter.  In the old days, people would not waste anything and mostly made things from scratch.  That was true when I was growing up in Denmark. It did not matter the economic class you belonged to in Denmark. We were all raised by the same principals. Nobody ever wasted food or ingredients.  It was the way of life, tradition and our culture.  I am sure many recipes were created and recreated by adding ingredients that initially was meant for another meal.

Today, we thought it would be fun to make a Rye Bread Layer Cake or in Danish Rugbrødslagkage. This Rye Bread Layer Cake recipe has delicious layers of whipped cream, cherry preserves, and nuts.  I actually never had a Rye Bread Layer Cake before. So, I was curious to see how it tasted and if the texture changed too. If you love rye bread as much as I do then you probably already have it in the kitchen.  Plus, recently I made Finnish rye cookies.  So I am kind of going on a rye recipe path.

Below is my version of a Rye Bread Layer Cake. It has delicious layers of whipped cream, cherry preserves, nuts, and chocolate sprinkles.  It is pretty easy to make! Here is our recent Youtube video that we did recently.  Take a look or following along while reading the written recipe below.


When you see my YouTube video and photos, you can see that the cake has several cake layers.  In between each layer homemade fresh whipped cream is spread across. As well tablespoons of cherry preserves.  I don’t always have cherry preserves in the kitchen cabinets or refrigerator.  So I am sure thinking if you like strawberry or raspberry preserves it would taste good as well. Then there are chopped nuts sprinkled across the final layer.

If you love Rye bread as much as we do then you will want to try to make this delicious Rye Bread Layer Cake Recipe. It is to make this recipe easy especially if you have leftover rye bread in the kitchen.  I am sure you will enjoy it. If you want to try some of our other rye recipes try out our rye bread recipes and even our most recent rye cookies.


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Icelandic Flag Cake Recipe to celebrate Icelandic National Day

Icelandic National Day is coming up in a few days. This annual holiday (Icelandic: Þjóðhátíðardagurinn) was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson. Jón is a major figure of Icelandic culture from the 19th century.

Perfect time to start thinking of ways to celebrate and here we came up with an Icelandic Flag Cake which is a fast fun way to serve during the holiday. 🎈  I decided to make a simple cake in comparison to some of the larger flag cakes I have done before.  This cake only requires one baking pan.  If you want to have a filling in the center, you can easily slice it in half.

As well, I have lots of raspberries growing on my raspberry bush.  So luckily I could use the raspberries for the cake.  So I decided to use the red raspberries for the red cross that is on the cake. 
As well I purchased fresh blueberries and whipped cream to complete the flag.  I decided to use the whipped cream from a can because I was not make a complicated pattern.  However, I suggest to add the whipped cream at the very last step. The whipped cream fluffiness will start disappearing shortly after shaking it out of the can.  So I suggest to serve the cake right away. 🍴

Icelandic Flag Cake Recipe🌻

🌻 Ingredients 🌻

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 a stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • confectionary sugar and couple drops of water
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • whipped cream
See our instructions to making the cake on our video.
  1. Beat butter and sugar.
  2. Add 2 eggs.
  3. Add flour mixed with baking powder and salt. 
  4. Add milk w/vanilla extract.
  5. Pour batter into a buttered & floured pan.
  6. Bake at 350 F for approx. 30 minutes.
  7. Let cake cool.
  8. Combine confetionary sugar and water to create frosting.
  9. Add frosting on top of the cake. This will be used to hold the fruit.
  10. Place raspberries and blueberries to form flag. Fill in the remaining white line to complete the flag with whipped cream.

Enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of coffee.☕ 🥄

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Danish Flag Cake Recipe – Dannebrogskage

The Danish Constitution Day is on June 5th this year.  So we thought it would be fun to make a two layer Danish Flag Cake with custard, raspberries and plenty of whipped cream in celebration.  Dannebrog is the name of the Danish flag and it is the oldest in the world.


  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 6 oz or 1 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 eggs – seperated, egg whites beaten stiff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • custard
  • raspberries
  • whipped cream
  • frosting
Beat butter and sugar, add 4 egg yolks. Add milk w/vanilla extract. Add flour mixed with baking powder. Beat 4 egg whites stiff and add it to the mixture. Bake in pan greased with butter and flour at 425F for approx. 15 min.

Cut cake in half, add custard between the two layers. Add frosting to top layer and place raspberries to form flag with whipped cream forming a cross.

  Enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of coffee.

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Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

The Smörgåstårta isn’t exactly a cake because it is not baked. It isn’t exactly sandwich because it looks like a cake. Typically the Swedish Sandwich Cake has layers of seafood, fresh veggies, creamy spreads and soft fresh baked bread. However, there are hundreds of combinations to make a Swedish Sandwich Cake.
This type of sandwich cake is great to serve if  you have a large party such as for picnics, family reunions or even birthday parties. The colorful and decorative cake will be the talk of the party for sure. Everyone will wonder what is inside the cake. Once you slice into the cake you will uncover layers of different toppings.  You will need a knife and fork to eat the sandwich cake because it is not the typical sandwich.

  • 1 round sourdough 
  • cream cheese
  • cooked shrimp     
  • smoked salmon (or any other filling you prefer)  
  • cucumber  
  • chives (parsley or dill  
  • capers 
  • sliced hard boiled eggs and tomatoes
See our YouTube video to assemble the Swedish Sandwich Cake

Cut off top of the bread and slice it horizontally, so you have 3 pieces of the bread. Spread cream cheese on each layer,and place smoked salmon and cucumbers in between the two slices (add shrimp as well if you prefer). Cover the bread with cream cheese on top and the sides and add chives or dill on the side. On the top piece place shrimp, twisted cucumber slices, capers and a slice of the smoked salmon formed as a flower in the center of the cake. Place the finished bread on a plate with sliced eggs and tomatoes around it.
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Almond Cake – Mandel Kage – Frangipan

This Danish Almond Cake ( also know as Frangipan  or in Danish Mandel Kage) is soooo easy to make and very few ingredients. Every person I serve this cake loves it! 

Serve the cake with fresh fruit, whipped cream or even ice cream. The almond cake will go fast!


  • 7 oz of almond paste, grated
  • 8 tblsp butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • Optional Toppings:  fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, frosting


  1. Mix almond pase, sugar and butter at low speed in mixer for approx. 2 min.
  2. Add the egges, one at the time, and beat it at high speed for appros. 2-3 min.
  3. Add flour and fold it into the batter without stirring.
  4. Add the batter to the buttered and floured baking pan and bake at 350F for approx. 30 min. 

 Remove from the baking pan and let it cool.

Below is a fun way to decorate the cake with strawberries. 

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Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake Recipe – Kladdkaka

Are you planning to make something delicious for Valentine’s Day?  Here is an absolutely delicious and moist Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake Recipe called Kladdkaka.  It is so easy to make too.  You family and friends will be impressed for sure. 

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Optional: whipped and strawberries for serving or dust with powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  2. Grease and flour a pie plate or a square baking pan
  3. Mix and beat sugar and eggs till smooth
  4. Stir in the flour and  cocoa
  5. Pour in the melted butter, vanilla extract and salt and stir till combined
  6. Pour the batter into the buttered and floured pie plate( or a square baking pan) and bake on the lower rack in the preheated oven for 35-40 min. or until the center has set.
  7. Let the cake cool before serving  
  8. Optional: Serve with whipped cream and strawberries or serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)

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