Recipe: Swedish Mudcake

This is very much a Swedish thing. It's something we call "kladdkaka" which literally translates to "sticky cake". It's a sort of chocolate cake without baking powder, and with a gooey middle. Best enjoyed with whipped cream, or after a night in the fridge. Or both. Or, and this is my favourite, when you really really shouldn't.


150 g butter

450 ml sugar

225 ml flour

90 ml cacao powder

A bit of salt and a bit of vanilla sugar

3 eggs


I use one of these cake pans, because with the removable sides I can wedge a baking paper in there and it won't stick.

This is what it looks like when it's done. Mmmm. Delicious.

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal