Published:22 juni, 2017
Today, we’re making the world’s most amazing (and trying to one’s patience) Swedish Midsummer layer cake. You have a terrible number of steps ahead, but it will all be worth it in the end. It’s all forgiven when you hear the guests’ applause.
Step 1: Pancakes
Beat 3 large eggs and add to 1.5 cup buckwheat flour, along with 2 cups plant-based milk of your choice, almost 1 cup water and a pinch of salt. Pan-fry at low temperature in coconut oil, and curse out loud when the first one breaks. Remember, it’s quantity and not quality – the guests will never notice one or two broken pancakes under all the layers of caramel sauce and coconut whipped cream.
Step 2: Green bananas
Peel and slice the bananas. Let’s just say, we wish you a very warm good luck.
Step 3: Mashed berries
This step is simple. Use a fork to mash 500 grams of berries of your choice.
Step 4: The caramel sauce of your dreams
Made quickly and geschwint. Place 10 dates (maybe a few more if they’re small), almost 1 cup plant-based milk of your choice, and a pinch or two of pure vanilla powder in a blender (don’t forget to press start).
Step 5: Coconut whipped cream
Place a can of coconut milk in the fridge, and then use a whisk to beat the “solid” part by hand. Are you still there? Keep your hopes up, you’ll make it through.
Step 6: Framework
Start with one pancake and cover it with a thin layer of bananas. Add another pancake, and spread mashed berries. And on top of the next pancake, why not place 1/3 of the caramel sauce? Then 1/3 of the whipped cream. And then you keep on going until there are no pancakes left.
Step 7: Roof
Finish with a final layer of the coconut whipped cream, and decorate generously with fresh berries.
Step 8: Eat
Congratulations – after thousands of hours, you’re finally ready for Swedish Midsummer. We were thinking, it might be a good idea to share your cake with friends and family, but of course, that’s completely up to you.