The original recipe of the Swedish princess cake first appeared in the “Princesses’ new cookbook” from 1948 compiled by the household’s teacher Jenny Åkerström. She taught girls in Stockholm and had among her pupils the Princesses Margaretha, Märtha and Astrid, the daughters of Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg. The cake was in the book called “Green Cake”, but as the princesses were particularly fond of it, the name was changed to “Princess Cake”
The classic Swedish princess cake is made of cake base, whipped cream and custard. It is coated with green marzipan, powdered sugar and often decorated with red roses made out of marzipan. The original recipe doesn’t contain jam, even though it is very common today.
This is a very quick and easy version of the Princess cake, but it tastes fantastic and it is absolutely perfect when you don’t have the time to go all out.