This 6 ingredient chocolate cake with chewy edges & soft rich, gooey centre, takes only 25 minutes to make!
What is Kladdkaka
Kladdkaka is absolutely delicious! It means sticky cake in Swedish and is very popular for fika. (In Swedish culture, Fika is part of everyday life, where people make time to get together over a coffee and pastry or slice of cake.)
Kladdkaka is available in most Swedish cafés, but it is also very easy to make at home, requiring only a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven.
It is baked just long enough to form a crispy exterior, while remaining soft and dense on the inside.
With its chewy exterior and soft middle, it is like a cross between a brownie and a molten lava cake.
This really is a wonderful cake for entertaining!
How to make Kladdkaka
- Grease an 8-inch baking dish.
- Blend the eggs with the sugar.
- Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, then stir in the butter and vanilla. The mixture will look shiny.
- Bake on the bottom rack for 20 minutes. Oven cooking times may vary, so take care not to over-bake or it will end up dry.
- The cake is done when the top is firm and cracks under slight pressure.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar (confectioner’s/icing sugar) and serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream, or at room temperature with berries.
To make a gluten free Kladdkaka
Kladdkaka can be made gluten free by substituting the flour for ground almonds (almond flour or almond meal). This will give a slightly more dense texture, with a delicious flavour.
How to serve
Kladdkaka is delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream, or at room temperature with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of my Easy Strawberry Coulis.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Kladdkaka can be frozen! Wrap the slices individually, then defrost in the fridge. To serve it warm, heat for a few seconds in a microwave.
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- 1/2 cup salted butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup plain flour or same amount of almond flour*
- 3 medium eggs lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 180℃/350℉. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking dish.
- Blend the eggs and sugar together till smooth.
- Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the egg mixture, and mix well.
- Separately, stir the vanilla into the melted butter, then fold into the mixture till smooth.
- Pour into the baking dish and bake on the bottom rack for 20 minutes. The top and sides should be firm while the inside is soft and gooey. Allow to cool before turning out onto a plate.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream, or at room temperature with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of Strawberry Coulis.
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