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Danish Blackberry Cakes (Brombærsnitter)

Very traditional Nordic dessert called Blackberry cakes or Brombærsnitter in Danish. Delicious jam in between two thin and crisp cakes.  
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr 12 mins
Total Time1 hr 57 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Danish dessert, Nordic dessert
Servings: 12 cakes



  • 300 g all-purpose flour (11 oz)
  • 200 g butter, cold (7 oz)
  • 100 g icing sugar (3.5 oz)
  • 2 egg yolks

Jam filling

  • 10 tbsp blackberry jam (or raspberry jam)


  • 400 g icing sugar (14 oz)
  • a little water


  • In a large bowl; mix the all-purpose flour and icing sugar. Cut the cold butter into smaller pieces and add to the flour and sugar mixture
  • Using your hands to mix the butter with the flour. It done when you have a nice crumble dough.
  • Add the egg yolks and mix everything well together. This step takes quite some time. You are done when the dough is nice and uniform. You can with advantage use a kitchen machine for this step.
  • Divide the dough into two equal sized pieces and flatten them a little.
  • Now let the dough cool down in the fridge for about 1 hour. This step is important for the success of the next steps.
  • Place a sheet of baking parchment on your kitchen table; use a rolling pin and flatten out the first piece of dough. The thickness should be around 3-5 mm (1/8 - 1/5 inch). Cut the edges of the dough so that it measures 30x30 cm (12x12 inch).
  • Bake this first sheet of dough at 175 C (350 F) for about 12 minutes. The cake should be nice and golden when done. When baking this; continue with the second piece of dough.
  • Roll of the second piece of dough and bake it as it was done with the first one.
  • Let doth sheets of cake cool off on a baking/oven grid. When both sheets are cold off you can continue with the next step.
  • Divide the blackberry jam on one sheet. Then place then second sheet on top.
  • Make the frosting by mixing the icing sugar with very little water. Distribute the frosting on top of the assembled cake. Finally sprinkle with some freeze dried berries and then cut the cake into 12 equal sized pieces. Then they are ready to be served.