Cakes & Desserts

Mille Crêpes (Pannkakstårta)

This French delicacy looks impressive even though it is far from a thousand layers (mille means thousand in French). In Sweden we simply call it pancake cake and offers a more festive way of serving crêpes with whipped cream and jam. Perfect for summer when friends and relatives visit.

Prinsesstårta (Swedish Princess Cake)

This traditional Swedish cake has its roots from the late 1800s. The name may have come from the finest, so called princess almonds, used at the time. The green marzipan version was first published by Jenny Åkerström, home economics teacher to the Swedish princesses in the early 1900s.

Sponge for Layered Cakes

Super light and airy – quick and easy to make. Useful for all layered cakes, just add your choice of fruit, jam, cream or frosting.

Perfect Carrot Cake

Since carrot cake is my favorite dessert, creating the perfect recipe was serious business. Moist, light and not too sweet, with warming spices and smooth cream cheese frosting. Trust me, this is the best carrot cake you will ever have!

Caramel Parfait with Cranberries

This is one of the simplest desserts you can make and it tastes like heaven! A creamy, rich, non-churn caramel “ice cream” with pops of tartness from the frozen berries. Made with just five ingredients in less than 10 minutes.

Pinocchio Cake

My mom calls this Donald Duck cake, but it is better known as Pinocchio cake. I do not know what Disney characters have to do with it, but it is a popular cake in Sweden. It is the perfect summer cake; easy to make and serves many. The cake comprises a sponge topped with meringue and flaked almonds that is layered with whipped cream and fresh berries. Yum!!!

Kesfil / Flygin (Refreshing Milk Dessert from Ragunda)

A deliciously cool and light dessert for hot summer days! And such a rare dish that most Swedes will never have heard about it. This milk pudding is made of silky smooth fresh cheese, served with half-and-half or whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. As the nickname Flygin implies (meaning to fly in, in Swedish), it simply slips away as it enters the mouth.

Ostkaka (Swedish Cheesecake)

The Swedish version of cheesecake is quite famous and popular despite being very different from the American version. It is a creamy, almond-scented cheese curd-based pudding that is served lukewarm with whipped cream and jam.

Swedish Kladdkaka (Sticky Cake) / Brownies

The famous Swedish kladdkaka is a rich, gooey chocolate cake that is served with whipped cream or ice cream. My quick, failproof recipe requires only a pot, a pan and an oven. Deliciously crispy on the outside and depending on how long you bake it, the inside will be gooey or sticky (for kladdkaka) or chewy (for brownies).