Thursday, April 8, 2010

Swedish Brownie ”Kladdkaka”

Swedish brownies are called ”kladdkaka” in Swedish which means stickycake. So you wonder what is the difference between regular brownies and Swedish brownies. There are two big differences sugar and baking powder. Swedish brownies have more sugar and no baking powder, which causes a more dense and sticky brownie. This brownie is hard on the outside and sticky on the inside.

Also this brownie takes about 10 minutes to whip together it makes and excellent quick dessert that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.

Most Swedes eat this with whipped cream and sometimes sprinkled chopped almonds on top.

This recipe, as many of my Swedish dessert, asks for vanilla sugar. I have said in the past that you can get vanilla sugar at Ikea if you wish or just use vanilla extract But I did find out that that you can also make vanilla sugar at home. I found this excerpt from Wikipedia, ”Vanilla sugar is a commonly used ingredient of German, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Austrian, Czech, Slovakian, Slovenian and other European desserts. Vanilla sugar is made of Costa Rican granulated sugar, with vanilla beans or mixed with vanilla extract. It can be costly and difficult to obtain outside Europe but can be simply made at home. Sometimes it can be replaced with vanilla extract, where one teaspoon equals one package. However, when it is needed as a topping, vanilla extract is unsuitable. Vanilla sugar can be prepared at home by combining approximately 2 cups of white sugar with the scraped seeds of one vanilla bean.”

I have never tried it but if you do please let me know how it goes.


Swedish Brownie ”Kladdkaka”

10 tbsp melted butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 ½ tbsp vanilla sugar or 1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cups all purpose flour
Dash of salt

Do not use a mixer for this. You should hand stir all this together. First stir all the butter, sugar and eggs. Then add the cocoa, vanilla, flour and salt.

Butter and bread a 9” spring form pan and pour the mixture in there. It is ok that is doesn’t fill the full plan once it goes into the over it will spread out.

Bake in 400F for 25minutes. Do not over cook. It should be hard on the outside and sticky in the inside.

Let the cake cool and server with whipped cream.


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49 Responses to “Swedish Brownie ”Kladdkaka””

  1. 1

    Splendid Willow — April 9, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Ok, this one I am soooo trying! Mine never turn out that well! You are the best! And happy weekend!

    ox Mon

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    Miel Abeille — April 10, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    I wish I had found this recipe earlier today! Thank you for the explanation of the difference between Swedish and American brownies. Next time, I will try your recipe.

    • Delishhh replied: — April 12th, 2010 @ 9:09 am

      Miel, Thanks for giving me some great feedback and thanks for visiting Delishhh! Please let me know how it goes when you make kladdkaka.

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    Lis — April 10, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    Yum! I love trying new recipes! :)

    • Delishhh replied: — April 12th, 2010 @ 9:12 am

      Thanks for visiting. I am going to try your Enchilada Lasagna. Sounds so Delishhh.

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    lucy — May 10, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    Yum yum yum! Why must you tempt me so?? Lol.

    I gave you an award today!

    • Delishhh replied: — May 11th, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

      Lucy, I am honored. Thank you so much for the award. I will have to think about what to write this weekend.

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    Ken Directory — May 19, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    I wish I had found this recipe earlier today! Thank you for the explanation of the difference between Swedish and American brownies. Next time, I will try your recipe.

    • Delishhh replied: — May 28th, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

      Ken, i am glad you found me. Please let me know how your Swedish brownies turn out.

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    Miel et Lait | 10 (unsuccessful) ways to preoccupy yourself — June 25, 2010 @ 10:37 am

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    Lina — August 17, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    I am swedish, and this is my favorite dessert ever and so easy to make! <3
    My brother use to steal it on the night though… T_T

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

      Lina – this is also one of my favorite dishes. What other swedish desserts do you like? I am always looking for new ideas. Don’t forget about my giveaway!

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    Lina — August 28, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    Hmm, there are many:

    * Inlagd sill (pickled herring), <– together with boiled potato, creme freich + salt, dill during the summer = YUMMY!
    * Raggmunk (potato pancake),
    * "pyttipanna",
    *Plättar (small pancakes)
    * Biff Stroganoff (Beef in sauce)
    * Rotmos och fläsk (mashed potatoes, carrotts and swede served with pork belly)
    * Julskinka (Christmas ham)
    * Blod pudding (black pudding)

    … are a few to mention. :D

    One thing i really recomend is the beverage called "Julmust" or "Påskmust" (Christmas/Eastern Rootbeer; Similare to Cocacola but have a herb/beer taste and is more populare than Cocacola) <3

    • Delishhh replied: — August 28th, 2010 @ 8:08 am

      Lina – Thank you for all those ideas. I think you know that i am Swedish right? I was born and raised there. No worries about the dessert thing. These are great ideas i need to put on my list to make and write about. Some of those i have not made in years :) . Blodpudding, yeah that one i ate last time during lunch in school in Sweden and i think i will leave it that way. Thanks again for a great list. Julmust you can get here in Ikea. Tack igen! Du kan skriva pa svenska till mig om du vill ocksa. Hur hittade du min blogg?

  9. 9

    Lina — August 28, 2010 @ 7:55 am

    Wooops sorry, didnt saw you write “dessert” Hahaha XD ^^

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    Lina — August 28, 2010 @ 9:08 am

    Hahaaha! (Jag visste inte), jag sökte efter en recept på Kladdkaka på Engelska, eftersom jag inte kan alla måtten på Engelska, och hittade hit. ^^;; Mina japanska och amerikanska vänner brukar fråga om Svenska mat och kultur. :p

    • Delishhh replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

      Lina – Valkommen hit :) Skicka dina vanner ocksa!

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    Alessandra — September 11, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    Oh, I love quick and easy recipes ;) Thanks!

    • Delishhh replied: — September 15th, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

      Alessandra – So nice to see you here. Kladdkaka is so easy and delicious.

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    Birgitta — November 29, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Hej – ny på östkusten letar jag efter “svensk” julskinka – dvs socker/saltad innan den tillagas i ugn eller kokas i gryta. Om jag inte lyckas hitta en slaktare som socker/saltar skinka här har du hittat en amerikansk variant som man kan använda och det smakar svenskt? Hickory rökt känns sopm om det skulle kunna bli helt fel…..

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    Susan — February 15, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I love kladdkaka!!! Just made this for my Swedish husband in hopes that he will like it, but there may or may not be much left for him… ‘Rutiga Kokboken’ doesn’t seem to have one and that’s my only source here (we live in Vancouver, BC) for Swedish recipes – luckily I found your blog! If you don’t mind, I’m adding you to my blogroll. ;)

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    angie — August 22, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    this was really quite delicious! and the ingredients are all things I always have on hand. bookmarked!

    • Delishhh replied: — August 26th, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

      Angie, it is so easy to make and the best brownie you will ever have!

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    j.p — January 4, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Definitely the chewiest brownie I have tasted! I am really into chewy texture, and at times when I have craved chewy brownies I have been disappointed that many brownie recipes are very soft and muddy (which at times is DELICIOUS too, but not ALWAYS what I want). I added bits of dark chocolate into the batter, and served the cake with whipped cream. My guests loved it more than I expected! I really like that the ingredients are cheap and ordinary and that I not need a pound of expensive chocolate AND the result is such an indulgence! What I also like is that opposite of my usual brownies, it didn’t matter that the cake wasn’t entirely cold when I served it, it was good anyway both in texture and flavour Thank you very much for the recipe, it is now bookmarked.

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    j.p — January 4, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    Oh yes, I forgot in my former comment: the recipe has no eggs, but in the description eggs are mentioned. I used 2 eggs for my kladdkaka, but I don’t know if that is correct. Could you please add the right amount of eggs in the recipe? That would be great :) Thank you

    • Delishhh replied: — January 5th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

      J.P – Thank you for your comments. I make this recipe at least once a week. The recipe calls for 2 eggs, and it shows in the ingredient list. Happy Weekend!

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    Tara — February 4, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    This was so delicious and so easy to make! Love the sticky interior.

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