Kladdkaka: Swedish recipe for juicy chocolate cake

Recipe for juicy chocolate cake from Sweden

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Quickly made and incredibly tasty: Kladdkaka is a Swedish chocolate cake that tastes so juicy that we can't get enough of it! We'll tell you the recipe.

"Kladdkaka" may sound funny to our ears and not necessarily something edible, but behind it there is a heavenly chocolate cake from Sweden. The name is made up of the words "kaka" (Swedish for "cake") and "kladdig", which means something like "sticky". And Kladdkaka is actually a sticky cake, because the dessert is characterized by its juicy consistency. No wonder that the popular chocolate cake is often served with the Swedish coffee party, the "fika". You can easily bake it with our recipe:

Ingredients for 12 pieces

  • 150 g butter
  • 250 grams of sugar
  • 1 P. vanilla sugar
  • 3 eggs (size M)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 grams of flour
  • Fat for the shape
  • powdered sugar

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Preparation of Kladdkaka

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 ° C top / bottom heat.
  2. Put the butter in a saucepan and melt on the stove, then set aside.
  3. Beat the sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs in a bowl until frothy. Mix the cocoa, salt and flour and stir into the sugar and egg mixture. Finally stir the melted butter into the batter.
  4. Grease a springform pan (Ø 24 cm) or line it with baking paper and spread the chocolate dough evenly over it. Bake the Kladdkaka in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Let the chocolate cake cool and dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Tip: You can use the chopsticks to check whether the cake is done – if you want the Kladdkaka to be sticky and moist, you can take it out of the oven if some of the dough still sticks to the chopsticks.

The chocolate cake not only goes well with afternoon coffee, but can also be served as a dessert, for example with cream, vanilla ice cream, fresh berries or compote. You can vary the recipe by mixing chopped walnuts into the batter or decorating the cake with a chocolate icing.

We have more ideas for chocolate cakes and brownies, as well as recipes for Swedish oat biscuits or Swedish cinnamon rolls – enjoy!