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desserts-baking

Swedish Chocolate Dream Cake

A rich gooey cake which is incredibly easy to make!

45 10
Swedish Chocolate Dream Cake | DonalSkehan.com, A rich gooey cake which is incredibly easy to make!

desserts-baking

Swedish Chocolate Dream Cake

A rich gooey cake which is incredibly easy to make!

45 10
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

For the cake:

300g butter plus extra for greasing

210g plain flour plus extra for dusting

600g caster sugar

6 large free-range eggs

9 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tsp vanilla extract

Icing sugar, to dust

Whipped cream, to serve

For the filing:

100g butter, softened

450g cream cheese

320g icing sugar, sifted

50g cocoa, sifted

 

Three 23cm cake tins with a removable base

Saucepan

Wire wrack

Bowl

Electric whisk

 

45 mins
Serves 10

One of my favorite Swedish chocolate related recipes is the kladdkaka, a rich gooey cake which is incredibly easy to make using basic and inexpensive storecupboard ingredients. The kladkakka recipe makes the base for this completely over the top cake which is sandwiched with a tangy cream cheese chocolate frosting.

 

 

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C/35°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease three 23cm cake tins with a removable base, line with a disc of parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat, add the sugar and mix through. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the flour, cocoa and vanilla and mix until combined.
Pour into the prepared cake tins and place in the oven for 20 minutes. The cake won't rise dramatically but you should be left with a set top and a slightly gooey middle.
If you don't have space in the oven, you can leave one tin set aside while the other two cook. When cooked allow to cool completely on a wire wrack.
When the cakes are baking, make the cream cheese frosting. Place the butter and cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 4 minutes or until pale and creamy.
Add the icing sugar and cocoa and fold through with a spatula until thick and spreadable.
To assemble the cake, place one of the cakes on a cake stand and spread with one third of the icing, repeat with the last two layers.
45 mins
Serves 10

Ingredients

For the cake:

300g butter plus extra for greasing

210g plain flour plus extra for dusting

600g caster sugar

6 large free-range eggs

9 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tsp vanilla extract

Icing sugar, to dust

Whipped cream, to serve

For the filing:

100g butter, softened

450g cream cheese

320g icing sugar, sifted

50g cocoa, sifted

 

You'll Need

Three 23cm cake tins with a removable base

Saucepan

Wire wrack

Bowl

Electric whisk

 

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  • F N

    This cake just looks amazing. Unfortunately baking it will take me a little more time as I only one baking form. Nevermind :)
    I was wondering though if baking the whole dough at once and then cutting it in three would work out, any opinion on that?

  • http://homecookingadventure.com/ Ella-Home Cooking Adventure

    I love it! Easy to make and looks soo good. I might try it pretty soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Farah

    I made this cake for a friend’s son’s birthday and they loved it. Of course it was not as presentable as yours but it tasted amazing!

  • Schumaker4

    I would really like to try this recipe but not sure if the g in 300g butter and 210 g plain flour stands for grams.  I need to know so I can convert this to cups.

    • Liten

      the lower case g is indeed short for gram

    • Susanna

      g for grams! =)

  • Jasse26y

    I done also Kladdkaka; but i ad i specialmix with spices ( santa Maria?) its with cocoabeans, paprikapowder, chili… a cpouple tbsp in gives a nice suprise to the sweet.
    I agree also with Emma ; cocoa and salt

  • Kenny_ruky

    what size cake tins should be used?

    • http://www.facebook.com/BrendaSukie Brenda Nagle

      That would come out to 9 inch cake tins.

  • http://twitter.com/TheHomeEmpress Leah

    This cake looks amazing!

  • Amallia Eka Widyastuti

    Love this cake so much!

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    You have a lovely blog! Hope you like the cake! :)

    • Sarah Spitz

      Thank you so much! We loved the cake :-)

  • H Bente N

    Can this be baked in a fan oven?

  • Starla

    I would like to know the conversion amounts in cups, etc.