Danish Julekage Recipe

Danish Julekage makes a perfect breakfast meal for holidays. Learn how to make/prepare Danish Julekage by following this easy recipe.
Danish Julekage Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 32
  • 2 (0.25 ounce) packages active dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup Warm Water (105 to 115 °F)
  • 2 cups Warm Milk (110 to 115 °F)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter/ Margarine (softened)
  • 1 tbsp Shortening
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cardamom (ground)
  • 3 Eggs (beaten)
  • 8½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup Candied Fruit (chopped)

  • 2 tbsp Butter/ Margarine (melted)
  • ¼ cup Sugar

  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Cardamom (ground)
  • 2 tbsp cold Butter/ Margarine
How to make Danish Julekage:
  • Combine yeast and warm water in a mixing bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast.
  • Add milk, sugar, butter, shortening, salt, cardamom, eggs and 4 cups flour. Beat the mixture till it turns smooth.
  • Add raisins, candied fruit and enough flour to form soft dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead till it is smooth and elastic, for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and turn it to coat all the sides.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rise till it has doubled, for about 1¼ hours.
  • Punch the dough and turn it to a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide the dough into 2 pieces.
  • Roll each dough piece into a 12x9x12 inch log.
  • Combine butter and sugar together.
  • Place the filling in the center of the log and roll the dough starting with the long side pinching the seams to seal. Tuck the ends under.
  • Repeat with the other dough piece.
  • Grease 2 9x5x3 inch loaf pans.
  • Place the loaves in the loaf pans. Cover the pans and let the loaves rise for 45 minutes till they double in size.
  • Prepare the topping by mixing sugar, flour and cardamom.
  • Cut in butter and mix till it forms coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle over the loaves.
  • Bake the loaves at 350 °F (175 °C) for 50 to 60 minutes till they turn golden brown.
  • Remove and cool on wire racks.