swedish chocolate cake
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Emma’s Kladdkaka – the Swedish chocolate cake everyone needs in their life

One of my favourite things during this Erasmus term is our international dinners where everyone cooks something and we end up with this amazing multiple course meals! And there’s always a great dessert! One of my favourites is Emma’s Kladdkaka, we’ve already made her bake it for us twice! Kladdkaka is a Swedish chocolate cake, similar to a brownie but it has a gooey center.

The international dinner has become a staple for me and my friends. More than once a week I find myself crammed into one of our small kitchens surrounded by people I love and delicious food. Somehow anything we manage to whip up with our limited resources turns out really good. We never put too much thought into pairing the courses so we end up with an Italian starter, German main course and Swedish dessert. I wouldn’t have it any other way! I am certain I will go home with many wonderful memories of these nights.

Swedish chocolate cake
Emma also made some Havregrynskugle for us. They are oatmeal and chocolate balls originally from Sweden and Denmark. And let me tell you, they taste just as good as they look!

“Kladd” is Swedish for sticky, referring to the gooey center of the cake. “Kaka” is the Swedish word for cake. This Swedish chocolate cake is usually served with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream and some berries at the side. And don’t forget to generously cover it in powdered sugar!

Why should you bake some Swedish chocolate cake right now?

The answer is simple it is one of the easiest best cakes you can bake at home! You don’t need any fancy ingredients, only what a well-stocked kitchen has anyways. So if you want to be a bit fancier than your standard brownie, make Kladdkaka!

Swedish chocolate cake


This Swedish chocolate cake will probably become your favourite. 😉
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cuisine: Swedish


  • 100 g butter unsalted
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g flour not self-raining
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Melt the butter and let it cool slightly.
  • Mix the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Carefully fold in the sifted flour and cocoa powder. Then fold in the butter as well.
  • Pour into a greased tin and bake for up to 20 mins.
  • Let it cool before serving!

Now that you know about the goodness that is Swedish desserts, enjoy!


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