The Swedes. I mean. If someone knows how to enjoy themselves and some cake, it’s the Swedes. Did you know they actually have their own word for it? It’s called fika. That means to sit down and eat cake, drink coffee and just talk and relax. It’s my favourite word ☺
They have several dishes and cakes which are typical Swedish, like a cake made of sandwiches for instance. No, I’m serious! Google Smörgåstårta.
And this is another real classic in Sweden. They call it kladdkaka, and it would translate to something like Swedish sticky chocolate cake. Sounds yummy, right?
It’s actually very similar to a brownie in texture, so you know it’s gonna be heavenly ☺ It’s also quite easy and quick to make, so if you don’t feel like spending all afternoon baking, this is the perfect cake.
This recipe comes from the Swedish magazine Bakat & Gott, which translates to baked and delicious. Fitting!
- 75 grams butter og margarine
- 100 mls light syrup
- 2 tbsp cream
- 200 mls sugar
- 2 eggs
- 50 mls cocoa powder
- 150 mls flour
- Start by setting the oven to 175 C if you can, or 170 of your oven doesn't have incriments of 5.
- Get a 24 cm cake tin and line it with baking paper.
- Add the butter, syrup, cream and sugar to a casserole and set on low heat. Stir until it's melted.
- Remove from the heat, and stir in the eggs. Whisk well.
- Use a sive, and add the cocoa powder and flour. Stir well, until the batter is smooth and everything is blended.
- Pour the batter into the cake tin, and bake for 15 minutes on 175 degrees, and 17 minutes on 170 degrees.
- This cake is deliscious served hot, so you don't need to let it cool (although you can if you want). Get out some ice cream and berries, and impress everyone!
See a short video on how to make the cake here: