Suksesskake Almond Meringue and Butter Sauce with Berries

This suksesskake recipe was given to me by a Norwegian friend Liv in 1994.

It is a crunchy spongy almond meringue covered with a creamy butter sauce, a resemblance to a creamy white chocolate. 

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In the background is a reproduction of Stavanger harbor front.

Thank you Liv, this cake has been a success ever since!

I served this dessert when I invited for lunch Michelin Star Chefs Arnaud Tabarec and Christophe Dufau and cooked for them at:

Lunch with LT

(8th of December 2015)

Christophe defines it: "Memorable"

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I make the buttercream in Bain Marie which is a technique used to make every custard.

Instead of cooking over direct heat, the custard is cooked gently over a pot of boiling water.

 

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Suksesskake Almond Meringue and Butter Sauce
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Suksesskake Almond Meringue served with Butter Sauce and Berries
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
This suksesskake dessert is a crunchy spongy almond meringue covered with a creamy butter sauce, a resemblance of a creamy white chocolate.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 411 kcal
Ingredients
For the meringue:
  • 4 eggs white
  • 150 gr grated almonds best if you grate them yourself
  • 150 gr icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
For the butter cream:
  • 4 eggs yolk
  • 100 ml liquid cream
  • 125 gr caster sugar
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100 gr butter
Instructions
  1. If you bought fresh almonds, peel them by putting them in boiling water to loosen up the skin.

    Suksesskake peel the fresh almonds
  2. Grate the almonds  

    Suksesskake grate the almonds
For the meringue:
  1. Whip the eggs white till firm, then add the sugar and keep whipping to maintain the firmed foam.
    meringue
  2. Gently add the grated almonds mixing them by hand, making sure the egg whites remain firm.

    Gently add the grated almonds
  3. Pour into a round oven pan which has been buttered and floured.
    Pour into a round oven pan
  4. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes at 180 C.
  5. Once cooked, let it rest for 5 minutes then move into a rack to cool down completely.
    Almond Meringue and berries
For the butter cream:
  1. In a pan, pour and combine all the ingredients for the cream except the butter.
    butter cream combine all the ingredients
  2. Cook in bain-marie until the cream reach the consistency of a custard cream.
  3. Take away from the heat and add the butter. Mix until the butter is all melted and the cream has taken a yellowish colour.
    Butter cream
Serving:
  1. Once the meringue and the cream are cold, pour the cream over the meringue and decorate with berries. the suksessekake can be served at room temperature.
    Suksesskake Almond Meringue and Butter Sauce
Recipe Notes

Calories 411 calories per serving
Fat 25 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 41 gr per serving
Proteins 7 gr per serving
Sugar 37 gr per serving
Sodium 40 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely

Norwegian Suksesskake is a spongy almond meringue covered with a creamy butter sauce

  10 comments for “Suksesskake Almond Meringue and Butter Sauce with Berries

  1. 16th September 2017 at 2:58 am

    Sweet & Pretty! Yum!

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 3:42 am

      thank you

  2. 16th September 2017 at 3:46 am

    Well I am not sure I could pronounce this but I sure could eat it.. I could eat the whole thing, no sharing 🙂

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 4:01 am

      thanks, it goes down well indeed

  3. 16th September 2017 at 4:19 am

    This looks so decadent and so very very special! The almond flavor and that creamy butter sauce … I am wanting this now!

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 4:58 am

      Scandinavian pastry at their best

  4. 16th September 2017 at 4:41 am

    This looks SO good! I can think of a few excuses to try this and plan to soon. Yummy!

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 4:57 am

      Me too, and one of them is weekend

  5. Ginny
    16th September 2017 at 4:50 am

    My mom was great at meringue but it was nothing like this Norwegian Suksesskake meringue. Your friend treated you well.

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 4:55 am

      they did, thank you Ginny

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