Decadent Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

Decadent Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

Firstly, I’ve had a very stressful last few days with migrating my blog from to and hosting it myself. It will be simple, they said. Just five easy steps. Yep. If only.

On the positive side, I am so proud of myself because I did do it without any help. As time is going by, I am understanding what I can (or can’t) do, and today, I have finally figured out how to transfer my followers! So, hopefully, you guys will still be able to see my posts! I would like to say a huge thank you to Lynz at Lynz Real Cooking who seriously went out of her way to help me – thank you! And for her lovely friends who stopped by to offer words of encouragement, thanks to you, too!

Decadent Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

So, back to baking! As of next Monday, I am going back to a more balanced eating regime (loads of GF stuff!) but I have a few more slightly less healthy treats to share before then! Like this kladdkaka with a fudgy topping! This won’t help your diet, but it will be one of the most decadent, delicious things you have ever eaten!

Kladdkaka (sticky cake) is one of Sweden’s favourite desserts. They are often quite plain (but none-the-less scrummy), but this really blows the lid of any others! The recipe comes from Sandras Blogg and hasn’t been amended at all – why change perfection?!

Decadent Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

Decadent Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

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  • 100g (1/2 cup) butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g (1 + 1/4 cup) sugar
  • 85g (2/3 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 60g (1/2 cup) cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (or essence)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 80g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate (chopped)
  • Topping:
  • 200ml (1 cup) whipping cream
  • 85g (1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons) sugar
  • 100ml (1/2 cup) syrup
  • 100g (3/4 cup) dark chocolate
  • 100g (1/2 cup) butter
  • I use measuring scales and grams when baking so have converted the grams to cups/tablespoons after baking using online conversions. In some cases, the conversions may be approximate and slightly higher or lower that the amount in grams; however, these small difference should not affect the recipe.


~ Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (350°F). Grease a springform tin (mine is 24cm).

~ Mix all of the dry ingredients for the cake together and then add the melted butter. Finally, add in the eggs. Mix until everything is really well combined and then add in the chopped chocolate. Pour into the tin and bake in the middle of the oven from between 15-30 minutes, depending on how well cooked you want your middle (kladdkaka is supposed to be slightly "undercooked" in the middle). I baked mine for around 22 minutes and it was soft but not runny. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

~ For the topping: mix all of the ingredients apart from the butter, in a pan. Let the mixture cook until it starts to thicken (around 15 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the butter until a nice fudgy texture is achieved. Spread over the cake and then put in the fridge until it sets. Serve with cream or a few berries. Enjoy!


  Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

45 thoughts on “Decadent Kladdkaka with a Fudgy Topping

  1. This looks deeevine😍👌 2 questions: Must I make the cake mixture in a stand mixer? And also the butter for the topping must I beat it in with an electric beater? Thank You
    1. Thank you! No, you don't need a mixer for either parts of the recipe. I use a hand whisk for this particular cake! The butter is melted for the cake part so no intensive beating needed. You do need to whisk the butter in quickly for the topping, but as I said, I just use a hand whisk! Good luck!
    1. Hi Laurie! The syrup in question is light coloured syrup we get in Sweden. If you can get hold of Lyle's Golden Syrup that would be a perfect substitute and although Sweden's light syrup is not the same as corn syrup, I think it would work still work in this recipe!
  2. Thanks. I checked out the conversions- and - substitutes. I will let you know how it comes out. I plan on making it for Memorial Day.
  3. Hi there. This looks delicious. Just a couple of questions. Do you mean corn syrup? What is vanilla sugar? Thank you. I just have to try this.
    1. Hi Liz! Glad you like the look of my kladdkaka! Regarding your question about vanilla sugar - I've explained more here: As for syrup, we don't have corn syrup here in Sweden. The one I use is light in colour and I believe corn syrup would work just as well! Good luck if you try it!
  4. I have never heard of Kladdkaka before! Thank you for exposing me to new foods. This cake looks gorgeous! I'll be transfering to soon myself and I am so scared, lol. Glad to hear you were able to get it done.
    1. Thank you! I managed it eventually but it was scary, frustrating and tiring! Good luck with you move! Kladdkaka is very popular in Sweden (where I live) and I make some form of it almost every week! :)
  5. Hi there! Just wanted to tell you that I tried this recipe and it turned out great. Thanks so much! I have shared the experience of baking a Kladdkaka on my blog at
    1. Your kladdkaka looks beyond amazing! And glad that it turned out okay! When you are feeling extremely decadent, throw in the fudge topping (we usually only save that for special occasions!)
  6. Congrats on the move. It gets easier but there is always a million more things to learn. This cake looks awesome. We will be featuring it tonight at our Throwback Thursday link party. Can't wait to see what you bring this week. If you have any questions on the self host don't hesitate to send me and email. If I can't help I night know where to get it. :)))
  7. Congrats on the move! I've been thinking about it myself. This cake looks incredible and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for bringing it to Throwback Thursday! I'll be pinning to our board so be sure to follow us there!
  8. If I did everything to self host my site I would have ended up eating this whole cake and maybe an entire bottle of wine too! Awesome job! this cake looks like a delicious work of art. That thick frosting has me salivating. Lynz is a peach!!!
    1. I tell ya, it was touch and go for a while! A lot of the time I sat there with tears streaming down my face, cross at my stupidity in ever believing I could do it myself! Other than my missing photos and my inability to find a follow me button, I am pretty much good to go! Thank you for stopping by and yes, Lynz is one in a million!
  9. You are welcome! Your pork chops looked lovely! Yes, it is the same with me - I do tend to make the same kind of things and then switch. I am on a very naughty streak (blame Christmas) but plan to start back with making healthier recipes next week! haha
    1. Thank you! haha Yes, I think they do most of the time but my 8 year old is not so keen on my "healthy" recipes" haha

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