Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka

 Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka – the delicious dessert loved by (nearly) all Swedes! Rich, gooey and chocolaty – the perfect way to eat cake! This kladdkaka is made with dark chocolate, giving it an intense flavour, and is perfect served with fresh berries!

If you’ve read my other kladdkaka recipes, you will remember that the consistency of the cake’s middle depends on personal preference – some enjoy a brownie-like texture, while others (like my family) love it really runny in the middle. I like it somewhere in between!

At my kids’ insistence, I made this one on the runny side, which means that the middle is very gooey and the edges have a brownie consistency. The more molten the centre is, the richer the taste, and the dark chocolate just adds to the experience!


Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka


  • 150g butter
  • 40g cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1dl (just under 1/2 cup) brewed coffee (cooled) or two tablespoons of instant coffee dissolved in 1dl hot water (and then cooled)
  • 40g dark chocolate (finely chopped)
  • 120g plain (all-purpose) flour

Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka


~ Pre-heat the oven to 175° C and grease a spring-form pan (this time I used a heart-shaped tin, but it works just as well in a 23cm or 24cm pan).

~ Melt the butter in the microwave and mix in the cocoa.

~ Whisk the eggs and sugar, and then add to the butter/cocoa mix along with the coffee. Stir really well to combine.

~ Next add the flour and vanilla sugar, and mix really well.

~ Pour into a the prepared pan and bake for around 17-20 minutes for a molten centre (bake for less time if your pan is larger), or slightly longer (up to 22-24 minutes) if you prefer a firmer texture . For a gooey middle, the cake is ready when the top has only just hardened and centre jiggles when you shake the tin.

~ Leave to cool for a while (don’t panic when the middle sinks dramatically – it’s supposed to) and then remove the top of the tin, although it is not a good idea to remove the cake from the base, especially if it is on the molten side! When cool, dust with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruit and/or whipped cream!

Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka

23 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka

  1. Looks delicious, I think my family would really enjoy it. But can you tell us what 'dl' means please? I've never come across this measurement before! Thank you x
  2. Ooh! I'm so glad I popped over to check out your version as now I see that you have even more kladdkaka recipes! I will give your coffee version a whirl!

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