Every Swede would know what a "kladdkaka" is ("sticky cake" translated to English). It is a shamefully quick and easy recipe but very comforting and delicious! Rather than going to the shops to buy a cake for your guests, it is just as quick to whip this cake up and the ingredients are staples that you would most likely have at home.

This well known Swedish cake was presented to Australians by Khanh when he impressed the judges at Masterchef in the fairytale brief - "The Beauty and the Beast" about a month ago. The Kladdkaka represented "the Beast" as it is a simple, non pretentious cake and "the Beauty" was personated by strawberries cut as roses and rose petals sprinkled on top of the cake.  

Why not give it a try? You definitely don't need to be a masterchef to master this one!


  • 150 g butter
  • 300 ml caster sugar
  • 150 ml plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanillin sugar
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp cacao
  • 2 eggs
  • desiccated coconut or breadcrumbs for the tin
  • butter for the tin


  • Set oven on 175c 
  • Line a ~20cm round cake tin with baking paper (or the Swedish way: grease it the tin with butter and swirl desiccated coconut or bread crumbs so a thin layer sticks in the butter
  • Melt 150g butter on low heat
  • Mix all ingredients except the butter into a big lump
  • Add the melted butter and stir until combined
  • Pour into tin and place in oven for 20-25 min
  • The cake should be a bit loose and wobbly when you take it out of the oven - that is why it is called "Sticky cake" 
  • Serve with whipped cream
Left image by Khanh Ong and right image by Arla.se