Vinarterta The Delicious Striped Icelandic Cake™

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Welcome to Arden Jackson’s Vinarterta and Online Bakery!

Call to Order Toll-Free in North America at 855 518 8100. Monday – Friday 10AM-4PM EST.

Organic Unbleached Additive Free Canadian Wheat Flour and Small Batch Creamery Butter is Our Standard! We Love You!

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We’re celebrating these legendary Icelandic Summer Festivals in Gimli, Manitoba and Mountain, North Dakota!

For a Limited Time Use this $5 Coupon Code in our Online Shop at Checkout: ICEFEST

Enjoy the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Íslendingadagurinn August 2-5, 2024 in Gimli, Manitoba!


Visit The Deuce of August in Mountain, North Dakota August 1-3, 2024


The Day Iceland Stood Still Hot Docs World Premier Sold Out in Toronto!

Congratulations to award-winning Director Pamela Hogan and Icelandic Film Producer Hrafnhildur support of their Hot Docs Festival World Premiere screening of ‘The Day Iceland Stood Still’, the documentary film about the legendary ‘Woman’s Day Off – Kvennafrídagurinn‘ in October 1975.

The Hot Docs Festival is the largest film festival in North America featuring ‘The Day Iceland Stood Still’ about that historic day in Iceland “When 90% of the women of Iceland walked off the job and out of their homes one fall morning in 1975 refusing to work, cook, or take care of the children, they brought their country to a standstill and catapulted Iceland to the “best place in the world to be a woman.” 

Enjoy our Latest Vinarterta Adventure Story:

Glaze Amazes Guest at Toronto Picnic Event – Technology Meets Outdoor Fun

What is Vinarterta The Delicious Striped Icelandic Cake.™?

Made with Pure Love and Pioneer Spirit, Vinarterta 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 with fruit, then iced with pure vanilla and almond-flavoured buttercream. Traditional with cardamom-flavoured plums, apricot and cranberry-rhubarb 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, Vinarterta 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 has created a cake 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’.