5 Desserts From Norway That Are As Delightful As Northern Lights

Northern light, fjord cruises, and Viking heritage make Norway, a Scandinavian country, famous around the globe and among globetrotters. Not many are aware of its rich cuisine that comprises delicious seafood dishes. From dried fish to salmon, the country gets a rich supply of seafood, and its cuisine is highly influenced by the sourced ingredients. Apart from savouries, Norwegian desserts are equally worth a shot.

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Even when India and the rest of the world struggle with heat waves, several parts of Norway are still covered in snow. The sweet dishes from the country offer comfort and warmth to help the natives and tourists fight the chilly weather. Irrespective of the weather, here are five Norwegian desserts that are a must-try for you.


Julekake is nothing but bread baked using yeast in the flour. It is popular in the country around Christmas, but it can be a hit in a gathering, irrespective of the season you make it at home. The loaf is soft and features a golden crust. It boasts earthy flavours of cardamom along with a few citric notes added to the recipe while preparing the dough to be baked. You can even opt for the culture of Norway and pair each slice of bread with a hot cup of tea or coffee. You can spread butter on it and toast the slices for a quick breakfast.


Sukesskake is an almond cake decorated with yellow cream frosting, making it an irresistible delight from the land of the Northern Lights. No matter what people in Norway are celebrating, they bake this cake and serve guests. It was also a part of royal celebrations in the 19th century, after which it gained more popularity among citizens of the country. The cake batter consists of almonds, eggs, flour, and sugar. The frosting is made of vanilla essence, egg yolks, cream, and sugar.


The closest translation of kransekake is ‘ring cake’. It is believed to be a part of the rich culinary heritage of Norway. It is made by layering concentric rings of bread and decorating them with lip-smacking frosting. This cake has a chewy texture, and it is often spotted at weddings and festive gatherings in the country. With a rich almond flavour, the delicacy boasts a chewy texture, making it a hit in a party


Fyrstekake is referred to as the prince cake, and it is consumed in Sunday gatherings with friends and family. It boasts a pastry shell and macaron filling, making it a favourite delight across all age groups. According to reports, it was developed in 1856 by a baker, and since then, it has been favoured by the locals of Norway. You can find its recipes in Norwegian cookbooks, social media accounts, and food magazines. 

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If you ever get a chance to visit Norway, you must pay a visit to local bakeries where you will make skolebrod, a sweet delight that children carry in their lunch boxes. The buns are soft and fluffy, each coated with shredded coconut and powdered sugar. Does it not remind you of doughnuts? The filling has the enriching flavours of cardamom-infused vanilla custard.