A daim cake is a Swedish cake that gets its name from the candy topping, made from the Swedish candies called daims. Daim cakes are relatively easy to find in America thanks to the home goods chain Ikea, which sells the daims in its stores. You can make your own daim cake at home, bringing the taste of Sweden to your oven.
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The recipe for the cake part of the daim cake is a simple white cake recipe. Mix butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour and almond powder to make a basic batter. You can pour this batter into any shape baking pan you like.
The baking process for the daim cake is like most traditional cake recipes. The cake can be baked in the oven at 177 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown. You can test for doneness by piercing the centre of the cake with a toothpick or fork. If the toothpick or fork comes out clean, the cake is done.
One key element of the daim cake is the daim candy topping. Once the cake is baked, melt a few dozen daim candies in a double bowler or in the microwave. Then pour the melted candy over the cake, almost as if it were a frosting.
The last step in preparing the daim cake is to refrigerate it for at least one hour. This gives the candy topping a chance to firm up before eating. Then, when you slice the cake, you'll have a candy-coated topping that retains its shape.
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