Normennenes Recipe Book 

Verdens Beste Kake — World's Best Cake

Contributed by Grete T. — 2015
“This cake was awarded the title of Norway’s National Cake a few years back. It’s called verdens beste in Norwegian, and I agree that it just might be the world’s best. You may be skeptical of its superiority, since it isn’t iced as are many American cakes. When we photographed it, I left it at the studio apartment of Alexandra Grablewski, this book’s photographer, and the next day she confessed to having eaten two huge servings. ‘I guess the Norwegians are right,’ she said.”
  [ref. Sweet Paul Magazine (World's Best Cake' from Sweet Paul Eat & Make)]


1 Stick Butter
½ cup sugar
4 extra large eggs, separated
4 tbl milk
¾ cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar (or vanilla extract)  
¼ cup sliced almonds (approx)

  1. Cream butter and sugar well.
  2. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat well, adding milk.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar and add to mixture.
  4. Beat well.
  5. Grease 9" x 13" cookie sheet lightly.
  6. Line the cookie sheet with parchment.
  7. Beat the 4 egg whites until stiff and add 1 cup sugar to the egg whites.
  8. Spread on top of dough.
  9. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  10. Bake at 350℉ for 30 minutes until meringue is golden.
  11. Cool cake completely.
  12. Put a cutting board on top of cake and flip over.
  13. Remove paper and flip back onto serving plata.
  14. Cut the cake in 2.
  15. Put 1 piece on serving platter (meringue side up) and add your favorite fruit.
  16. Whip 1 cup whipping cream and add ½ package of instant vanilla pudding.
  17. Cover fruit with pudding mixture.
  18. Add the 2nd half of cake, meringue side up, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.