If this cake wasn’t so darn big, I’d make it all the time! I love making Kransekake (and the fact that in the half-a-dozen, or so, times I’ve made it and it hasn’t gone wrong helps!). This cake is easily a foot and a half tall – and I probably should have waited until my Dad’s home from offshore to make it, as it’s just Mum and me in the house. Oh well – I might take it into work and hope they like it!
This tastes a little bit like a macaron (it’s full of almonds) but has a chewier texture. Most recipes I’ve found for it call for the marzipan to be ready-made, or shop bought (this book did!). But, I decided to go back to my tried-and-tested method of making the marzipan from scratch. There’s something so satisfying about making stuff from scratch and having it work!
I’m so tempted to just keep making a bunch of mini-Kransekake – just so I can make Kransekake!!