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    6 Best Swedish Cakes

    Silvia

    I guess it’s no surprise that the home of fika makes incredible cakes. Fika is the Swedish coffee + cake break that plays such a key role in Swedish culture. Fika isn’t just about the coffee and cake – it’s about taking the time out of a busy day to enjoy a pause by yourself, or with friends or family. But it’s also about the cake! And oh boy are the cakes good. I’ve shared recipes for the six best Swedish cakes, in my opinion: Silviakaka (Silvia Cake) I swear I’m not listing Silvia cake first because my name is…

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  • Swedish Tiger Cake (Tigerkaka)

    Silvia

    I’ve already shared several of my favorite Swedish cakes for fika (the Swedish coffee + cake break), like Silvia cake, kärleksmums, cardamom cake, and tosca cake. But another classic is tiger cake! Tiger cake is a fluffy sponge cake made from vanilla and chocolate batter marbled together, or layered in…

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  • Tosca Cake (Swedish Almond Cake)

    Silvia

    Swedes take their fika coffee and cake break very seriously, so it’s no surprise Sweden is home to so many incredible cakes. And one of those cakes is toscakaka, or tosca cake. Tosca cake is a light sponge cake with a crispy caramelized almond topping. It sort of tastes like…

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  • Hallongrottor (Swedish Raspberry Jam Cookies)

    Silvia

    Swedes sure love their fika, which is a coffee break enjoyed with a sweet treat. While Swedish buns (like these cardamom buns) and cake (like silviakaka) are popular for fika, you’ll also see Swedish cookies served for fika as well. In fact apparently before fika became an established tradition in…

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  • Swedish Semlor (Fat Tuesday Buns)

    Silvia

    Swedes celebrate Fettisdagen, or Fat Tuesday, with the most delicious semlor. Semlor are sweet buns spiced with cardamom and filled with almond paste (or jam, if you prefer) and whipped cream. While they’re most popular to eat before Lent, semlor are so beloved in Sweden that you’ll now see them…

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  • Norwegian Almond Kringle

    Silvia

    A kringle (also called klippekrans in Norway) is a yeast based pastry filled with cinnamon sugar, sort of like a wreath of connected cinnamon buns. In fact I developed this recipe from my kanelboller (Norwegian cinnamon rolls) recipe. This almond kringle is also filled with ground almonds, though you can…

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