kladdkaka with decoration
Alternative namesChocolate mud cake
TypeChocolate cake
Place of originSweden
Main ingredientssugar, flour, butter, egg and cocoa

Kladdkaka is a popular Swedish dessert. This dense, compact cake similar to a molten chocolate cake features a crisp exterior and soft, gooey interior. The ingredients are flour, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla essence and cocoa powder. The main difference between kladdkaka and other cakes is the lack of baking powder. It is sometimes eaten with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis and/or raspberries.[1] [2][3][4]

The origin of the cake is uncertain.[5] One theory is that it originated during World War II, when baking powder was difficult to get hold of in Sweden.[6]

The name derives from the Swedish word "kladdig", meaning "sticky" or "messy".

Since 2008, the kladdkaka has its designated date which is 7 November.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Swedish chocolate cake (kladdkaka)". scrummylane.com. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "I dag firar vi kladdkakans dag". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Marabous klassiska mjölkchoklad blir kladdkaka - Mitt kök". Expressen (in Swedish). 19 February 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. ^ Johansen, Signe (24 November 2011). Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking . . . Scandilicious. Saltyard Books. p. 180. ISBN 978-1444703924.
  5. ^ "Kladdkaka – 7 saker du inte visste om den". Expressen (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Kladdkakan firas idag – krockar med Gustav Adolfsbakelsen". Sveriges Television. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  7. ^ Karlsson, Ulrika (2015-11-09). "I dag firar vi kladdkakans dag". gp.se. Archived from the original on 7 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2017.