13 Party Perfect Norwegian Desserts

If you’re hosting a party for your friends and family and need some dessert inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, we want to show you some of the best desserts you can make to serve your party guests. 

Norwegian Desserts

We’ll be doing this by showing you the best Norwegian desserts Norway has to offer. Why you ask? Well, Norwegian desserts are pretty simple to make, they look incredible, and they taste even better. 

Made using basic pantry ingredients, you can easily whip up the most amazing, elegant desserts in a matter of minutes. On top of that, you can impress your guests with unique desserts that will leave them in awe.

If all that sounds good to you, which let’s face it, it does, you have to keep reading. To give you plenty of variety, we’ve listed 13 desserts to get you started.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

1. Multekrem

We’ll start our list with multekrem. Multekrem is a traditional dessert in Norway also known by the name cloudberry cream. =

Famous for its creamy and fruity flavors as well as its unique cloud-like appearance, this dessert is usually served in the summer or during fall.

The main ingredients you need to make this sweet and tart dessert are cloudberries, vanilla extract, whipping cream, and sugar.

Those are the only ingredients you need to make this dessert so give it a go.

2. Norwegian Pepperkaker

Another super simple Norwegian dessert you can make for your parties is Norwegian pepperkaker. Norwegian pepperkaker are spiced cookies. They can be found all over Scandinavia. 

Usually served without frosting, these cookies are very similar to gingerbread. You’ll melt the butter and syrup before incorporating them into the dough. All you have to do then is fold the dry ingredients in. 

When the dough is made, you can cut the cookies into any shape you like.

3. Veiled Maiden

The next dessert on our list is better known as apple cream parfait. In our opinion, it is a great dessert to make if you want to create something grand for your guests to enjoy. Super sweet and creamy, this dessert is also surprisingly healthy.

The addition of crumbs in the veiled maiden is brilliant. They give the parfait a delightful crunch. To add extra flavor to this sweet dessert, a lot of people also like to add granola and nuts. Some even swap the cream for yogurt to make it more healthy. 

4. Trollkrem

In English, trollkrem translates to troll cream. This doesn’t give much away though as trollkrem is actually a lingonberry mousse. 

As far as vibrance is concerned, this dessert takes some beating. It is bright purple in color. You’ll be pleased to hear that this dessert tastes great too.

Sweet and tangy, you can make trollkrem by beating egg whites and adding sugar, before mixing in the lingonberries.

Trollkrem is typically served in a tall glass on its own or with krumkake. 

5. Krumkake

It only seems right for us to now tell you what krumkake is. Krumkake is a traditional Norwegian wafer dessert that is rolled into a cone and filled with whipped cream. It’s an incredibly simple dessert that can be made very quickly.

If you want the most authentic Norwegian experience, this is one of the best desserts you can make as it is considered one of the seven slag. The seven slag in Norway are seven different kinds of traditional Christmas cookies. 

6. Norwegian Apple Pie

If you want to make something a bit more classic but with a Norwegian twist, look no further than this awesome Norwegian apple pie recipe from Simply Happy Foodie.

Norwegian apple pie is more like a cobbler or cake than a pie. This is because it has no pastry covering or crust. Instead, the pie is made using a simple batter that gets mixed with the apple.

Don’t worry though, this pie is still wonderfully sweet. As the apples bake, they soften releasing their juices into the pie to make it lovely and moist. 

7. Rabarbrakake

Next up, we have a delicious Norwegian cake recipe for you. An authentic specialty, this cake is both crispy, crumbly, and moist. The main ingredients in the cake are almonds and rhubarb. 

These two ingredients help give the cake its flavor. The rhubarb offers a rich tart and sweet flavor, whilst the almonds taste super nutty. The almonds also give the cake a great crunch. This cake only takes 15 minutes to prepare and an hour to bake. 

8. Norwegian Pudding

One of the most traditional Norwegian desserts you can make is Norwegian pudding. Conveniently, it’s also one of the easiest. 

Norwegian pudding is a simple mixture of butter, sugar, milk, flour, and salt. Often compared to the creme brulee, it is extremely satisfying and best when served warm.

It tastes great with cinnamon mixed in but a lot of people also like to add strawberry jam. Either way, you’ll quickly fall in love with this simple, yet delicious dessert.

9. Smultring

The next Norwegian dessert recipe on our list shows you how to make smultring. Smultring is a type of Norwegian donut. Compared to American donuts, they are much smaller and crispier. They don’t usually come with a filling or glaze either.

To get the perfect donut shape, the dough is cut using a special cutter. The donuts are then fried in lard or smult, hence the name smulting.

Sweet, crispy, hot, and fluffy, smultring can be eaten all year round but they are particularly popular around Christmas.

10. Tekake

Tekake is the perfect brunch or afternoon dessert. It is essentially a Norwegian coffee cake that’s moist, sweet, rich, and vegan-friendly. To make this cake you need vegan butter, non-dairy milk, flour, yeast, sugar, lemon zest, and cardamom.

You can then use almonds, sugar, and cinnamon to top the cake. Very easy to make, the end result is a soft, fluffy cake with a light crust.

You’ll love how the almonds and lemon impact the flavors of the cake. The lemons offer a tangy boost, whilst the almonds offer an earthy, nutty flavor.

11. Norwegian Rhubarb Compote

One thing you’ll notice about Norwegian desserts is that they love their tart flavors. This rhubarb compote recipe sums that up perfectly. Slightly sweet, and seriously tart, this dessert is full of flavor. 

Admittedly, the sourness of the compote takes a moment to get used to but when you get past that, you start to appreciate how good it tastes.

Besides, you can top the compote with baked apples or whipped cream if you want to mellow out the strong tart flavors of the rhubarb.

12. Vafler

You can probably already tell what this dessert is as vafler translates to waffles. The Norwegian version of waffles is typically a lot sweeter than American waffles. They also have a more unique heart shape.

Traditionally served with brown cheese, sour cream, jam, or porridge, vafler is one of the best desserts you can make if you have little time and guests with different tastes. Your guests can top the waffles with whatever they like most.

We like to top our waffles with fruit and powdered sugar.

13. Karamellpudding

The final Norwegian dessert on this list is karamellpudding. Karamellpudding is simply a caramel pudding. Made from caramel custard, this dessert is one of the most popular desserts in Norway. 

It can be made all year round, but typically takes center stage during the festive period. You can make a traditional karamellpudding with cream, milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. It has a lush velvety texture and a rich, sweet and creamy flavor. 

Final Thoughts

There you have it, 13 party-perfect Norwegian desserts you can make for your friends and family. Now you have our list at your fingertips, you should have everything you need to make the very best Norwegian desserts.

In this post, we’ve looked at simple cakes, tasty cookies, traditional donuts, and elegant party desserts that will blow your guest’s minds. All you have to do now is decide which desserts you’re going to make first.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Most Popular Dessert In Scandinavia?

Scandinavia has a long list of popular desserts that locals and tourists love. However, when it comes down to popularity, a simple rice pudding is up there with the most popular. It is usually served with jam or whipped cream.

What Is The National Dessert Of Norway?

The national dessert of Norway is kvaefijordkake. This is a delicious meringue and vanilla layered cake that is often referred to as the ‘world’s best’ cake. It’s no surprise they made it the national dessert of the country.

Why Does Norway Have So Many Tart Desserts?

Norway is famous for its tart desserts that contain fruits like strawberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and gooseberries. The reason tart desserts are so popular is that it is much easier to grow these types of fruit in colder climates.

13 Party Perfect Norwegian Desserts

13 Party Perfect Norwegian Desserts

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