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Swedish Chocolate Cake “Kladdkaka”

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Cakes and Pies
  • Cuisine: Swedish recipes


This beloved Swedish cake is a very easy recipe with a wonderful chocolate taste and a really fudgy and gooey texture.



  • 1/4 cup (20g) bread crumbs
  • 3,5 oz (100g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup (180-200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (90g) flour, sifted
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder, 100% cocoa
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter and coat the bottom and sides with the bread crumbs, discarding any excess.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter with the sugar and vanilla powder. Add the eggs, one at a time, and whisk until smooth.
  3. In an other medium bowl, sift in the the flour, the cocoa powder and salt until well combined.
  4. Fold into the batter until just combined, and then scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  5. Bake until the cake forms a thin skin on top but the batter is still loose in the center, about 15-18 minutes.
  6. Transfert the pan to a rack, let cool completely, and chill for 1 hour.