Julekage Recipe

You might know Julkage as Julkake or Yule Bread. This is the prefect Norwegian holiday bread which is made during Christmas. Try this deliciously candied bread with fruit and nuts and tell me if you like them. Your suggestions for this Julkage are welcome.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
DishMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Sourdough starter3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Unsalted butter2 Tablespoon, melted
 Honey1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cardamom1 Teaspoon
 Golden raisins1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped mixed candied fruit1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped pecans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Candied cherries1 Tablespoon
 Pecan halves icing1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Confectioners sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Milk1 Tablespoon
 Vanilla extract/Almond extract1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4097 Calories from Fat 1879

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 223 g343.4%

Saturated Fat 33 g165.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 66 mg

Sodium 1086.5 mg45.3%

Total Carbohydrates 508 g169.3%

Dietary Fiber 45.9 g183.5%

Sugars 254 g

Protein 63 g126.4%

Vitamin A 18.5% Vitamin C 10.3%

Calcium 33.2% Iron 134.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Combine 1/2 cup flour, sourdough starter, butter, honey, salt, and cardamom in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Combine enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Knead in raisins, candied fruit, and chopped pecans. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.
5 Shape dough into a round ball and place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise until double€”about 45 minutes.
6 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 40 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
7 Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla or almond extract. Frost loaf; decorate with candied cherries and pecan halves.