kladdkaka with decoration
Alternative names Chocolate mud cake
Type Chocolate cake
Course Dessert
Place of origin Sweden
Main ingredients Chocolate and Milk
Food energy
(per serving)
672 kcal (2814 kJ)
Nutritional value
(per serving)
Protein 30 g
Fat 25 g
Carbohydrate 78 g
Cookbook: Kladdkaka  Media: Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka (lit. Gooey/messy cake but more commonly known as "chocolate mud cake") is a type of Swedish cake. This dense sticky chocolate cake is similar to a brownie and has a soft and gooey center.[1][2][3] It is sometimes eaten with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and raspberries.

The origin of the cake is uncertain, but it may have been inspired by the brownie or a French chocolate cake recipe;[4] one theory is that it originated during World War 2, when baking soda was difficult to get hold of in Sweden, but it may also have been invented as recently as 1968.[5]

See also


  1. "I dag firar vi kladdkakans dag". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  2. "Marabous klassiska mjölkchoklad blir kladdkaka - Mitt kök". Expressen (in Swedish). 19 February 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. Johansen, Signe (24 November 2011). Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking . . . Scandilicious. Saltyard Books. p. 180. ISBN 978-1444703924.
  4. "Kladdkaka – 7 saker du inte visste om den". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. "Kladdkakan firas idag – krockar med Gustav Adolfsbakelsen". Sveriges Television. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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