Swedish mud cake

Swedish mud cake

Mud cake (kladdkaka in Swedish) is the perfect cake for any occasion. I have never heard anyone say that they don’t like mud cake. If you search for mud cake recipes, you will find hundreds. Most of them are similar, but every small difference will make a small variation in the result. I have tried so many recipes and the last years I have been using the same one. Sometimes I want to try something new but I end up coming back to my usual one.

You can probably find a better recipe with many more ingredients, but the perfect mud cake accordingly to me is the simple one. Mud cake is famous in Sweden because its so easy and delicious. Everyone has all the ingredients at home, so you can make it whenever you want. In the middle of the night without worrying about not having the ingredients at home.

Try it, and you will be baking this one every week like me. Want something similar but in a portion size? Try my mud cake muffins and skip the caramel for classic taste.

The perfect mud cake recipe (Swedish kladdkaka) for your fika

  • 100 g salted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2.5 dl sugar
  • 1 dl flour
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 0.5 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and grease a baking tin (I use a round 23 cm).

Mix the eggs and sugar lightly. Sift the dry ingredients into the batter, add the melted butter, and gently mix it together into a smooth batter. Overmixing the batter will cause a fluffy and dry cake, so be careful.

Pour into the tin and bake for 17-21 minutes, depending on how muddy cake you want. I like 20 minutes, but I like crispy edges.

Let it cool, and if you want the best result, let it cool in the fridge. Eat as it is or serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Berries tastes good with it too, but I like it simple. 90% of the time I eat it without anything, 10% with vanilla ice cream. Let me know how you like it!

Variation ideas for this fika

There are so many variations on this classic cake! The usual is it to top the cake with different things. Oreos, fudge, nuts, caramel and chocolates with different flavours. You can also add some flavour inside the batter, like liquorice powder. I will upload recipes of some of these variations soon.

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