Chewy apple cake with cardamom

Chewy apple cake with cardamom

There is the advanced, high and fluffy apple cake and the simple, chewy apple cake. This post is dedicated to the latter. It is a modest, rather flat cake. But, don’t be fooled. While it is pretty enough to look at, the real beauty of it comes when you take a...
Scanian apple cake — the original Swedish crumble?

Scanian apple cake — the original Swedish crumble?

To continue the theme of sturdy dishes from the south of Sweden, let’s turn to Scanian apple cake, or skånsk äppelkaka. The idea of frying flavorful grated rye bread in browned butter and layering it all with a cinnamon-scented apple compote… it sounds too...
Tiger Cake — Swedish marbled cake

Tiger Cake — Swedish marbled cake

Never mind that it is delicious — the name tigerkaka, or “tiger cake” played a big part in making it a favorite in my family when my siblings and I grew up. For all English speakers — yes, this is a marble cake. But, you know, the Swedes wanted a cooler...
Drömmar — Swedish dream cookies

Drömmar — Swedish dream cookies

“Coffee, black as the soul, and some crushed dreams.” That café order should be enough to write you off as a lunatic. But in Sweden, you’ll just sound dramatic (and a bit high-maintenance — can’t you break up the cookies yourself?). In any case, it should hopefully...
A most popular red currant cake

A most popular red currant cake

This simple red currant cake is one of the recipes I’ve been asked for and shared the most. If you like the sticky chocolate cake called kladdkaka, consider this the pale version. It has a deliciously chewy texture and you’ll have it ready in no time. So,...
Swedish Budapest roll — but is it Hungarian?

Swedish Budapest roll — but is it Hungarian?

The Budapest roll is a classic at Swedish cafés. Here, it is known as Budapestbakelse, Budapestrulle, or Budapestlängd. A traditional version consists of a hazelnut meringue filled with whipped cream and preserved mandarin slices. Nowadays, some bakeries and bakers...