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    Swedish Apple Cake (Äppelkaka)

    Silvia

    After visiting Hardangerfjord, “the orchard of Norway,” last week I was not so mysteriously in the mood for apples. Of course it’s not yet apple season here in Norway, but luckily we can still buy apples at the supermarket. So I decided to make äppelkaka, a deliciously fluffy Swedish vanilla sponge cake topped with sliced apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Swedish apple cake is quite similar to Norwegian apple cake (I’ve shared my Norwegian apple cake recipe here), however it’s typically a lighter sponge cake with more milk in the batter. To be honest I prefer Swedish apple cake, but…

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  • Pannkakstårta (Swedish Pancake Cake)

    Silvia

    My birthday is this month, and this weekend I decided to celebrate early with a Swedish pannkakstårta, or pancake cake. This is a popular cake in Sweden to serve on birthday mornings – like a pancake breakfast but more festive! Pannkakstårta is made with a stack of thin Swedish pancakes…

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  • Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Buns)

    Silvia

    Over the weekend I went skiing in Myrkdalen with some friends and we stayed at a cosy little cabin, so of course I wanted to bake something delicious for us. And what’s cosier than kanelbullar, or Swedish cinnamon buns? Kanelbullar are made with a sweet cardamom dough filled with cinnamon…

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  • Småland Ostkaka (Swedish Cheesecake)

    Silvia

    Rain is pouring down in Bergen today (I know, I’m shocked as well) and it was cold enough to fire up my wood oven. The good news is that Alfie had really needed a bath after we went on a muddy hike this weekend, and now it looks like the…

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  • 17 Most Delicious Scandinavian Desserts

    Silvia

    Norway famously has the longest Easter public holiday in the world, which is kind of funny considering most of the country is pretty secular. No, Norwegians aren’t using their time off to go to church. They’re heading to their mountain cabins! Easter is a huge ski holiday in Norway and…

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  • 8 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…

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