This authentic Swedish dessert is a fantastic combination of texture and rich chocolate flavor! If you’re a fan of chocolate, you’re going to love this delicious recipe!

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

Kladdkaka

One of Sweden’s most famous desserts is kladdkaka. Kladdkaka is a rich, decadent chocolate dessert that is a cross between a chocolate brownie and a molten chocolate cake. It has a crisp exterior and a soft, gooey interior that should always remain moist.

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

This dense, compact chocolate cake is made with simple ingredients like flour, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. It’s the perfect dessert to serve at your next holiday gathering or special occasion. So why wait? Give this recipe a try and experience the deliciousness of Kladdkaka for yourself!

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

No Baking Powder or Baking Soda?

Nope! In fact, that is one of the reasons this chocolate cake (or should I say brownie?) is so popular. The rich center doesn’t rise because of density. And it is not supposed to!

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

Tips for Kladkakka Success

If you want to ensure that your Swedish chocolate cake (Kladdkaka) turns out perfectly just follow a couple of easy steps.

  • Use an 8-inch pie plate. A 7-inch pie plate will yield a thicker cake and it may be too hard to handle with the soft center. Just be sure to keep an eye on the cake as it bakes, as the thickness of the batter will affect the cooking time.
  • Let the Kladdkaka cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving. It will be easier to handle.
  • The pieces are meant to be small as this is a rich dessert. There are technically 8 servings, but if you plan on having more than one piece, it might be wise to make two desserts.
Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}
5 from 4 votes

Swedish Sticky Cake {kladdkaka}

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

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, melted and cooled slightly

Instructions

  • 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 three minutes on medium speed in a 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 the cake to cool for several minutes in the pan before serving.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or add fresh berries for color.

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Reader Comments

  1. Oh my gosh this looks phenomenal! I’m loving that contrast of textures. Norwegian, Swedish, I don’t care. Give me all the kladdkaka!

  2. I love that you and Brenda are such good friends! This cake looks incredible too. I love those simple ingredients!

  3. This looks delicious! I’m definitely not Swedish, but I bet it’s amazing anyway 🙂

  4. I love the story behind this cake, it looks incredibly delicious!! Swedish or not, I’m sure Brenda loved every bite and I would too! Mmm just look at that gooey center!

  5. I love the ooey-gooey center of this cake, and how luxurious it looks while having such a simple ingredient list. Very lovely ! I’m sure Brenda loved this!

  6. This looks marvelous!! So fun that you were able to have Brenda and her family over! You are both pretty amazing in my book!

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