Cakes & Desserts

Paskha (Russian Easter Cheesecake

This easy, no bake cheesecake is traditionally served during Easter in Russia and other Slavic countries. It is quick to make but takes a few days to mold in the refrigerator. It is definitely worth it!

Ermine Frosting (Flour Buttercream)

This is a smooth, creamy buttercream that is less sweet and buttery in flavor than most frostings. It was the frosting originally used for Red Velvet Cake. It uses regular sugar instead of powdered sugar and is really easy to make.

Kärleksmums (Swedish Lovebites)

This cake serves many and can easily be frozen and thawed for later. My kids call them chocolate squares but I like the Swedish name Kärleksmums that I liberally translated to Lovebites.

Ris à la Malta (Swedish Rice Pudding)

Make a lot of rice porridge so you have enough left over for this delicious Christmas dessert! Mix with whipped cream, vanilla and sugar, this chilled pudding is smooth and airy. We always serve it with fruit sauce for some sweet, tangy contrast.

Knäck & Kola (Swedish Christmas Toffee)

There are many ways to cook caramel candy. In Sweden, the most popular are chewy or brittle knäck with crunchy almonds (like that found in Daim) and smooth, soft smörkola (like Werther’s).

Pecan Pie

Gooey and sweet, this pie is amazing when served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Fruit Pie

The expression as American as apple pie may be true, but Swedes bake a lot of them, too! I enjoy mixing in a few peaches, inspired by pies from the historic town of Julian, California.