Monday, 19 July 2010

Daim Bar Cake

If you are anything like me then the highlight of any trip to IKEA is usually the food. For Mr C it is the hot dogs and for me it is the Daim bar cake.

I have recently attempted to recreate my own version.

It is not neat or pretty but close your eyes and you will be in Daim bar cake heaven.

  • 4 egg whites
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 25g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 3tsp vanilla extract
  • 140g bag of Daim bar pieces broken up with a rolling pin (I couldn’t find the normal sized Daim bars)

1. Grease and line two 8 inch cake tins.
2. Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
3. Gently fold in the sugar, salt, almonds and 2tsp vanilla extract.
4. Cook for 30-40 minutes on 140oC/Gas Mark 1 until the cake is firm to the touch.
5. Remove and allow to cool.

6. Whisk together the butter, icing sugar, and 2tsp vanilla essence until you have a runny butter cream mixture.
7. To assemble the cake place 1 circle of cake onto a plate, top with half the butter cream, then the other cake and the remaining half of the butter cream.
8. Place the broken Daim bar pieces into a glass bowl and melt until all the choclate is melted and only the lumps of Daim remain.
9. Spread this over the top of the cake and chill.

Hopefully this will go down a treat at my girlie sleep over tonight. I have left Mr C with a slab to keep him company while I am away tonight.

Have you seen English Mums Big Bake Off yet? Dust off your apron and get baking, there is chocolate at stake here people!


  1. English Grandma19 July 2010 at 18:36

    Wow! Really think I might have to try that....mind you, don't think I have ever had a Daim bar...still, first time for everything!

  2. Oh yum, I'm drooling! You've been bookmarked! :-)

  3. Oh I was desperate to try this last time we went to ikea but they didnt have any in! *sob
    Thank you for this recipe.. cannot wait to try and make it!! :D x

  4. Your recipe is terrible, it doesn't work. Where is the flour? It was just a merange it's was stupid, pointless and a waste of money and time. I'm very disappointed. I don't recommend this to anyone

    1. I am sorry your recipe did not work. It is not uncommon to have no flour in a cake. The ground almonds are a flour substitute and will work equally as well. Many other recipes use this technique.

  5. It's a shame when people can't be civil and nice. It's always good to remember that you are speaking to another human being who has feelings. The cake looks great, Denise. Looking forward to trying it.
    P.S. It's 'meringue' ;-)

  6. Very Nice This Cake