A couple of days ago (well, March 3) it was my birthday, and I decided to bake a cake, as I usually do. I enjoy baking and cooking, and that way I also get to have a cake the way I am used to from Sweden. I will post the directions when I get home, but it is really easy.
The main difference between the cakes made the traditionally way in the US and in Sweden/Europe are listed below, but there are of course exceptions:
|Layers||Solid cake, or 2 layers||3 or more layers|
|Filling||Sugar/butter mix, sometimes chocolate flavored||Whipped cream, fruit/berries, jam, vanilla custard, or chocolate|
|Cake covering||"Icing" (butter/sugar mix)||Whipped cream|
|Decoration||Colored icing||Fresh fruit|