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Happy New Year! The Vínarterta Kitchen is currently closed for adventures in Iceland!
We will be shipping orders again the week of January 14, 2019.
Call 855 518 8100. This is for you if you are planning your next friends or family visit or gift orders, and don’t want to go online to place your order, we will personally take your order. We look forward to connecting with you, hearing your stories and sharing an easy and happy process to make sure you have your Vínarterta and other products for family and friends!
What is Vínarterta The Delicious Striped Icelandic Cake.™?
Made with Pure Love and Pioneer Spirit, Vínarterta and Icelandic North American culture are one and the same. It is us.
It’s a distinctively different, refined and storied (and yummy) striped cake handmade with seven thin fragrant vanilla cake layers filled fruit, then iced with pure vanilla and almond flavoured buttercream. Traditional with cardamom flavoured plums or apricot are favourites. Simple ingredients, and not too sweet, it packs a lot of unique flavour into a compact serving.
A Culinary time capsule since 1875, Vínarterta has been connecting and nourishing the bodies, hearts and minds of people of Icelandic descent in a multilayered way for generations. Arden Jackson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and our cake is true to the virtues of her Icelandic Amma’s Riverton, Manitoba family recipe brought from Iceland with the Pioneers. While subtle variations in layers and flavourings are cherished in some family traditions, the recipe is virtually unchanged, while largely unknown in its present form in Iceland today.
Translated as Vienna Torte with European origins, it is made for Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Special occasions, Dinner Parties and Coffee Time. Known to keep well for months (if it lasts that long), to disappear spontaneously at gatherings, in paper thin slivers in private, and to be revered and untouched for an extraordinary time in the refrigerator or freezer anticipating unexpected visits or upcoming celebrations. Now, made to order for everyone to join us in the experience ‘just because’.