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Icelandic wedding cake - recipe to try at home - Kat Deptula
iceland wedding traditional cake recipe

Icelandic wedding cake – recipe to try at home

Try traditional Icelandic wedding cake

Some time ago I wrote about three interesting wedding traditions in Iceland. One of them was a cake. But its not just cake. Traditional Icelandic wedding cake is called Kransakaka and its literally a tower of wreath cakes, pilled one on another, with bottle of wine or the whol pile of sweets hidden inside.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? I was using recipe from Icelandic cooking blog hanna.is, where you can also find photos of this amazing cake. You have to forgive me, but I am not the best cook and my food never looks good enough to share the photos…

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Icelandic wedding cake Kransakaka



2 kg of marzipan mass

750g sugar

4-5 egg whites

50g water


Mix the egg whites with the sugar, add marzipan mass and knead together. Ingredients should be well mixed togeter.

Wrap the dough in plastic and put to thefridge overnight.

Pre-heat the oven to 180° C. In the meantime roll the dough into the different size wreaths and place it in the mold. Bake for 15 minutes, watching it not to burn.



egg whites

icing sugar

lemon juice

decorative items of your choice

Mix egg whites and sugar together, add few drops of lemon juice. Place the baked wreaths on top of each other, according to size. Decorate to your liking.



It’s better to add marzipan mass gradually, not all at the same time.

Bake the cake wreaths a day or two before tha part and finish just before the event.

It’s important to roll and bake cold dough, otherwise it might ‘explode’ in the oven and all our work will be for nothing.

Don’t worry if your cakes don’t look perfect – there is always the way of covering the imperfections uder the decorations.

Decorate each wreath separately, letting it dry each time.

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