Swedish love yums

love yums kärleksmums

Are all your friends coming over, and need an easy (large!) but delicious chocolate cake? Then these Swedish love yums (translation of kärleksmums) is the cake you are looking for! Fluffy, chocolaty, and covered with chocolate frosting and coconut flakes! It’s hard to describe, but they are much tastier than any words can explain. I found the perfect recipe for it, but I love the frosting (who doesn’t?!) so I changed to 50 percent extra. More chocolate = more love! If you by some reason want it less sweet, just make less frosting. When serving this cake to kids, I always make less frosting.

Last time I made these was when a few friends were coming over, and it also happened to be my wedding anniversary. The name of this cake made it a perfect reason to make these for the summer fika in our backyard.

If you want more chocolate cakes, try my mud cake muffins with salted caramel. Even faster to bake than this cake!

Recipe for love yums (Swedish kärleksmums)

  • 250 g salted butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 dl sugar
  • 5 dl flour
  • 1.5 dl cacao powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 2.5 dl milk
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 7.5 dl icing sugar
  • 4.5 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 0.5 dl (approx) cold coffee
  • Coconut flakes

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Melt the butter and let it cool.

Beat eggs and sugar for a while. You want it to look white and fluffy. Then mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir them into the batter. Add the cooled butter and mix and then add the milk and stir to a smooth batter. Don’t add all the liquids at the same time, because that will give you a lumpy batter.

Pour the batter into a greased roasting pan and bake in the middle of the oven for about 18-20 minutes. Try with a toothpick to see if its ready or not. Let the cake cool.

Melt the butter, add rest of the ingredients and stir to a smooth batter. Blend in much coffee as you want. Taste and see if you want more or not. Spread the frosting on the cake and sprinkle the coconut flakes on top of it. Put the cake in the fridge to let it cool.

Cut in squares and enjoy! If you have some leftovers, put them back in the fridge. They will also stay perfect in the freezer if you want to save them to a later occasion.

Variation ideas for this fika

Change the ratio of the cake and frosting depending on how you like it. The love yums you find at the cafes are often higher, but I dont like when its too much “cake”. If you would like a higher cake like the cafes, multiply the ingredients by 1.5. Let it be in the oven a few more miutes, and try with a toothpick as usual to see if it’s ready or not.

You can skip the coffee in the frosting (change for water), but my recommendation is to just take less coffee. The coffee gives the frosting a nice flavour, and you will like it no matter you like drinking coffee or not. It’s just like the Swedish chocolate balls!

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