I’m not Norwegian. That would be really cool, but it’s not the case. I just fell in love with this cake and wanted to make it. I’ll be another year older on Friday, but we had an early celebration in West Michigan with my family. My sister-in-law and I made this cake together even though she was not ok with me making my own birthday cake. I convinced her that it would be fun and it really was.
We spent that Saturday morning walking to the farmers market together in search of fresh fruit to go on top of the birthday cake. One of the farmers recommended his sweet and tart damson plums and he let me have a taste. I was hooked and bought a pint of them and his pretty raspberries, too. I went to the next stand over to find Bethany and make her try one of my plums. Of course she had to go and buy some, too. The farmer was so proud when we both were excited about his fruit.
We went back to her house to make the sponge cake, whip the cream and get to layering this thing up. It was delicious. I almost always prefer whipped cream to buttercream on cake and the fresh fruit just made it the ideal dessert for me. Whether it’s your birthday or not, put this cake on your list of things to make.