Kladdkaka! (Swedish chocolate mud cake)

The kladdkaka is a dense, sticky cake with a gooey center that all swedes love, and it’s super easy to make. It’s also very satisfying and a small piece goes a long way (for most people).

All you need is:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2,5 dl sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 100 gram butter (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Cat’s are excellent helpers in the kitchen

How to make it

  1. Set the oven to 175 degrees C (350 F)
  2. Melt the butter
  3. Mix sugar and eggs
  4. Add all the other ingredients and mix together, try to avoid getting to much air in
  5. Pour the mixture into your cake tin
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 min
  7. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream and/or berries 🙂
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Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture from the side where you can see all the gooeyness, and when I remembered it there was obviously no cake left :/
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My Summer Bucket List!

Time flies by way to quickly during the summer break. To make the most of it I’ve made a bucket list that I will (kinda) try to complete. I will also try to document as many as possible of these and I will probably add more to the list, feel free to come with suggestions 🙂

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Here in Gothenburg we have the biggest amusement park in Sweden, Liseberg, they also have a ferris wheel 🙂 . Universeum is the largest science center in the Nordic region, they have a rainforest with animals, huge aquariums, technology and experiments.

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Slottskogen is a large park and also a zoo for mainly swedish animals but they also have penguins 🙂

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Kulturkalaset is a huge, week long culture festival. The programme consists of over 1 000 things to do, see and listen to. Opera, art, music, carnival, theatre, literature and films. As well as food culture, local bands and superstars.

Swedish Midsummer (part 1)

The midsummer night is according to folklore the most magical and the border between the supernatural world and our is supposed to be at it’s thinnest.There are plenty of myths surrounding the festival. One such myth is that if young people pick 7 flowers at Midsummer and place them under their pillow they will dream of their future spouse. Medical herbs picked on this night were believed to be stronger and were saved for darker months.

Today midsummer is celebrated the closest Friday to the summer solstice. On midsummer everyone leaves the city to jump like a frog around a maypole, eat herring and drink a lot of alcohol.

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I made a flower wreath to wear, remember that it’s cheating to use wires or threads
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When you find cows you’re probably sufficiently far away from the city
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Dance around the maypole
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Midsummer food, herring, sour cream and new potatoes are the most important.
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No midsummer without strawberries, here served with ice cream and cream.

Mum’s birthday cake

The 10th of june was my mum’s birthday so this post is a bit late…

My mum loves strawberry cakes, but also white chocolate and orange flavored chocolate so I had that in mind when I made the cake.

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Before the cake we had some subs. First they were roasted in the oven with some garlic butter and then filled with tomato paste, guacamole, pork, lettuce, cucumber and cheese.
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This is a 3 layer cake made from normal sponge cake. The first layer had only jam and for the second layer I added halved strawberries and some whipped vanilla cream. I then added the top layer of sponge cake and carefully covered the whole cake in a mixture of white chocolate and whipped cream.
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For the chocolate glaze I used my favorite recipe, made from butter, powdered sugar, cacao and water, and added some melted orange chocolate too. Make sure the chocolate cools down before you add it to the cake or it will melt the cream. I covered the top with it and let it drip down from the edges. Unfortunately I made the mistake to touch it too much and it got a little mixed up with the whipped cream on some parts, but you learn from your mistakes. I decorated it with strawberries and some chocolate decorations. The text is piped white chocolate. 🙂

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Summer means strawberry cakes!

I’m starting this blog with some old creations so that i will actually get some content. I made this cake on the 23rd of may simply to celebrate the nice weather. It was finally summer!

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To make this cake you will need:

  • 3 layers of sponge cake, the base slightly larger
  • Strawberries
  • Your favorite jam
  • Vanilla cream
  • Whipped cream (preferably 40%)
  • Melted chocolate

Start with the jam on the lowest layer of sponge cake, then vanilla cream on the middle layer. Add the top piece of sponge cake and cover everything except the base with whipped cream. I like to dab the cake with a spoon all over the top to add some texture. Decorate the cake with strawberries, halved strawberries on the sides and randomly on the top.

To melt the chocolate for the decorations, put the pieces in a small plastic bag, place it in a cup of hot water and let it melt, wipe off the bag and cut a tiny, tiny hole in the corner. Pipe your decorations on some non-stick paper and put in the freezer until completely solid. Be careful when you remove them, they break easily. Complete the cake by piping some whipped cream on the edges.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial 🙂