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Dime Bar Cake

Thread Starter: Paul16    Started: Tue 05 Aug 2003    Replies: 10

Does anybody have the recipe

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Thu 7 Aug 2003, 8.34AM

ingen aning

Not living in the UK, I am assuming you mean the Swedish Daim chocolate? If so, try this recipe:

Daim cake

You need:
4 eggs
200 g almonds, chopped
2 dl granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 dl cream
3 Daim bars, chopped

Beat egg whites well with 1½ dl sugar. Mix the almonds in with the egg whites, together with the flour and baking powder. Pour the mixture in a round cake form. Bake at 175º for about 35 minutes. Remove and leave to cool.

Beat the cream well. Stir in the 4 egg yolks, ½ dl sugar and the 3 Daim bars. Spread the mixture over the cake and put in the deep freeze for a couple of hours.

Thu 7 Aug 2003, 9.12AM


I know that Nigella Lawson did a Dime Bar ice cream, which I must say is lovely, but never heard of a Dime Bar cake.

But maybe the Swedish Daim Bars are the same as our Dime Bars.

Thu 7 Aug 2003, 9.21AM


If all else fails, then its a jolly good excuse to go to Ikea and buy one!!! Cheeky

Thu 7 Aug 2003, 9.39AM

ingen aning

Only in the interests of comparative study and for absolutely no other reason, I shall purchase a Dime Bar in Edinburgh when I visit there next week (do they sell them there?) and compare it to a home grown variety. After exhaustive taste tests, I shall report back... I am only doing this because of my loyalty to this website!

Thu 7 Aug 2003, 9.55AM


I could try to explain what a Dime Bar is like...........just to save you having to go to the lengths of having to buy and try one. I really salute your loyalty to the website, but hate the idea of you having to taste something that you may not like!!


Thu 7 Aug 2003, 1.03PM

ingen aning

Rustie, I feel that I just have to take that risk! After all, we have to face challenges in life and where would we be if we just gave up at the first hurdle.

But sadly it is no longer necessary for me to undertake this task. I have just checked, and it is the same "Milk Chocolate With A Crunchy Almond Caramel Centre" bar in both countries. Apparently the makers just changed the spelling in english speaking countries so that the pronounciation would still be correct - I guess they thought that it might be pronounced 'dame' instead!

Thu 7 Aug 2003, 1.23PM


Well Lynne, I salute you further still, in one move you have sorted out that a Dime is a Daim (and there is nothing like a Dame according to the musical!) and supplied the recipe that was requested.

Without having to make the sacrifice of buying and tasting the afore mentioned choccie bar.


Thu 7 Aug 2003, 8.20PM

decorating teddy

daim and dime are both the same (got brought some over) what does the cake taste like Lynne you did not say?? love dime bars but they do clag up the teeth (and thighs!!)

Wed 27 Oct 2004, 11.34AM


Hi - I am so glad that you have this recipe on here - I love Dime Bar cake and I am so glad I dont have to travel all the way to Ikea for one !
A question though - can someone tell me what the measurements are for the Cream & Sugar dl ???? I dont know what this is.
Thank you

Thu 12 Mar 2009, 11.53AM


i hadn't heard of dl either but having googled it discovered that 1 dl is 10 cl.

I have just made my first daim bar cake, it is delicious, better than the ones from ikea, if you want one then you may be able to order from [link]