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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 “tiger stripes.” It’s an easy cake to make, but the tiger pattern and combination of flavors makes it quite special as well. Tips To get a smooth and fluffy batter, run the dry ingredients through a sifter or strainer when adding them to the wet ingredients. I know this is…

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  • Scandinavian Chocolate Buns (Sjokoladeboller)

    Silvia

    I was in Røros this week with my dog Alfie, and wow, what a beautiful winter wonderland Røros is. I loved walking through the snow covered streets and peering into all the shop windows. But since I had Alfie with me, I couldn’t actually go into any of them, which…

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  • Chokladsnittar (Swedish Chocolate Cookies)

    Silvia

    Once a week my friends in Bergen gather for Trashy Tuesday to watch reality tv together. It’s a perfect opportunity for a weekday catchup, and it’s also a perfect opportunity for me to test out new recipes. Often it takes me a few tries to perfect the recipe I want…

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  • Kärleksmums (Swedish Chocolate Cake)

    Silvia

    Sweden has so many great cakes, but one of my favorites is kärleksmums, or “love treats.” This is a light chocolate cake topped with a dark chocolate coffee glaze and shredded coconut. It’s like the chocolate version of silviakaka, one of my other favorite Swedish cakes. Tips This is quite…

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  • Sarah Bernhardt Cookies with Yellow Cream

    Silvia

    Sarah Bernhardt cookies are perhaps my favorite Scandinavian cookies. I love any almond based dessert, and Sarah Bernhardt cookies feature the perfect combination of a soft almond cookie topped with a velvety milk chocolate cream dipped in dark chocolate. Well, it’s an almost perfect combination. I love the history of…

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  • Havregrynskugler (Danish No-Bake Chocolate Oat Balls)

    Silvia

    I’ve already shared a couple Scandinavian baking recipes here that use basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. If I’m craving a sweet treat I can usually whip up some havreflarn cookies or a kladdkaka without needing to take a trip to the grocery store first. But…

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