This authentic Swedish dessert is a fantastic combination of texture and rich chocolate flavor!

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

Kladdkaka {Swedish Sticky Cake}

There are not many things I enjoy more than good food, good friends, and great chocolate desserts.

The story of this dessert is a short one, but it bears repeating if only to make you smile at my silliness.

My husband and I were finally able to pin down a date for some friends to visit.

Well, I am not so much of a cook. In fact, I am a terrible cook. But I really wanted to make something delicious for Brenda and her family and something that was significant to our family. We planned a big dinner that my husband was going to grill… but dessert was where I was focused.

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}


See, I have this little baking blog and people sort of assume that when they come over I will bake for them.

Usually, they assume that I will bake something that tastes good for them.  It’s a lot of pressure.  (Mostly pressure I put on myself, but you know.)

So I did some research and tried to find a dessert recipe that was not only delicious, but that was significant to my family’s heritage.

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

After many hours of research, I found this delightful Swedish dessert called a Kladdkaka. So I made one for practice and fell in love. It’s delicate, refined and simple. (SO simple.  You cannot mess it up!) It is one of those desserts that delights you in its ability to showcase the raw flavor of good chocolate, but also entices you with the contrasting textures of a crispy and flakey crust on an ooey gooey bed of chocolate deliciousness.

This was the dessert I would serve.

It was perfect!  Delicious and significant.

There was only one problem.

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

I am not Swedish.

And I have no idea why I thought I was.  I am Norwegian however, so maybe that explains it.

It’s a good thing this is so darn delicious, or I might have been even more embarrassed!

PRO TIP:  This dessert is meant to be served with a very runny and gooey center.  Don’t be alarmed when you cut into it and see that it appears “raw”!

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}
5 from 4 votes

Swedish Sticky Cake {kladdkaka}

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
chilling 1 hr
Total Time 50 mins
This authentic Swedish dessert is a fantastic combination of texture and rich chocolate flavor!


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, melted and cooled slightly


  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150 degrees C). Prepare an 8-inch pie plate.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt then set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs into the sugar until smooth. (About five minutes on medium speed in stand mixer or a hand-held mixer on high)
  • Add the flour mixture, and stir by hand just until combined.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and melted butter; stir until well combined.
  • Pour into prepared pie plate.
  • Bake on the lower rack of oven for 35 minutes, or until the center has slightly set.
  • Allow cake to cool for 1/2 hour in the pie plate.

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Reader Comments

  1. This looks and sounds delish!! Thanks for sharing. We like a chess pie, which looks similar – there are both varieties, vanilla and chocolate both are delicious. I wonder if there would be a variation on this one that is plain vanilla – OR- Biscoff flavored, that would be another AMAZING flavor…

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