Greenlandic Coffee & Cake


Arousing Appetites

Posted January 10, 2017 (Last updated May 11, 2022)



Total Time

1hrs 30mins



You see, the kaffemik itself is much more than the special coffee or coffee cake that we’ll show you here. It is as much about social institution as it is about food.

The idea of a kaffemik is to host an intim...


  • Water icon
    Water300 ml
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast110 g
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar100 g
  • Butter icon
    Butter120 gsoftened
  • Raisins icon
    Raisins85 g
  • Pastry flour icon
    Pastry flour370 g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar1 teaspoon
  • Ground cardamom icon
    Ground cardamom½ teaspoon
  • Milk icon
    Milk1 tablespoon
  • Hot coffee icon
    Hot coffee960 g
  • Whiskey icon
    Whiskey120 ml
  • Kahlua icon
    Kahlua120 ml
  • Grand marnier icon
    Grand marnier120 ml
  • Whipped cream icon
    Whipped cream15 g

  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C / 395°F
  • 2. Add water and active dried yeast to a clean small bowl without stirring; set aside
  • 3. Add coconut sugar, butter, raisins and water to a clean large saucepan
  • 4. Heat on medium heat and stir until melted
  • 5. Take from the heat and add yeast mixture
  • 6. Gradually whisk in pastry flour
  • 7. Mix well and set aside and let rise - approx 30 min
  • 8. Knead the dough into a circle - approx 3 min
  • 9. Prepare a clean baking dish
  • 10. Place cake in the baking dish
  • 11. Bake - approx 25 min, 200°C / 395°F
  • 12. In a clean small bowl mix in powdered sugar and ground cardamom, then set aside
  • 13. Once baked, brush the top of the cake generously with milk and sprinkle with sugar mixture
  • 14. Add hot coffee, whiskey, kahlua and grand marnier to a clean glass measuring cup
  • 15. Mix well with tablespoon
  • 16. Slice cake
  • 17. Pour coffee
  • 18. Top with whipped cream to taste
  • 19. Serve

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