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Brightly coloured and featuring sponge, jam, marzipan and cream, this Swedish layer cake first appeared in print in a 1948 cookbook. Originally bearing the more straightforward title ‘green cake’, it supposedly got its current name due to being a favourite of three young Swedish princesses in the early 20th century.

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