06/21/2018 by Katherine Luck
I first became aware of Midsummer cake when writing The Cure for Summer Boredom.
Called “the most typically Swedish tradition of all,” Midsummer is an annual celebration of the summer solstice with all the Nordic trappings you might expect: maypole dancing, singing, flower crowns, booze, more booze, and cake. Traditional Midsummer cake is called jordgubbstårta and is usually made with strawberries. But in my book, the protagonist, Ruby, decided to swap the strawberries for something a little more glitzy.