Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta – Easy to make

Enjoy the delightful Swedish sandwich cake, Smörgåstårta. This creamy and luxurious treat is perfect for special occasions and summer parties.

It’s incredibly easy to make. Simply create various fillings, spread them on sandwich bread, and stack the layers like you would to with a regular cake. With endless possibilities for fillings, let your imagination guide you. While I made mine with two layers, feel free to add more if you wish. Explore the joy of making your own personalized sandwich cake that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more.

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Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Customizable Sandwich Cake

This recipe features a combination of tuna and eggs, garnished with shrimp and salmon. The beauty of it is that you can create various fillings to suit your taste. For instance, you can try chicken, bacon, and eggs, or even smoked ham, salami, and pate. Simply mix the ingredients you like and spread a layer between the bread slices. To finish, spread the “frosting” on top and around the sides of the cake, just like frosting a regular cake. The key ingredients for both the fillings and “frosting” are mayonnaise and Greek yogurt (or crème fraiche). Enjoy the freedom of customizing your own sandwich cake.

Create a Creamy Texture

Make sure to finely chop the ingredients for the filling to achieve a smooth and creamy texture. For example, if you’re using ham, salami, or chicken, use an electric mixer* to chop them effectively. This will result in a spread that is rich and velvety. Because you want every bite to melt in your mouth, just like when you eat a “sweet cake” .

Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Bread

I prefer using plain white bread without crust for this recipe. However, if you’re unable to find bread without crust, regular sandwich bread will work too. Simply remove the crust by cutting off the edges. To determine the size of the cake, place the bread slices on a tray and adjust accordingly. If you prefer a round cake, use a plate as a guide and cut the bread before assembling the cake.

Decoration

Unleash your imagination and let it run wild during the most enjoyable part of the process. Transform this simple sandwich cake into a visually stunning masterpiece that will impress your guests. Get creative and add a personal touch to create a centerpiece that is not only delicious but also visually captivating.

a slice of Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Make-Ahead

I recommend that you make the cake the day before it’s to be served, so the bread absorbs the liquid from the fillings. It’s a great make ahead recipe. Decorate the cake on the day you serve it so that it looks fresh. Be sure to make a big cake, because you probably want some left the next day.

a slice of Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

If you have not tasted Sandwich Cake before, do it now. I promise it will be a new favorite.

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Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Enjoy the delightful Swedish sandwich cake, Smörgåstårta. This creamy and luxurious treat is perfect for special occasions and summer parties. It's incredibly easy to make. Simply create various fillings, spread them on sandwich bread, and stack the layers like a savory birthday cake.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Resting time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 6 portions
Calories 871 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 12 slices White sandwich bread

Tuna filling

  • 130 g Mayonnaise (4.6 oz)
  • 130 g Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche (4.6 oz)
  • 1 Tuna canned in oil or water
  • 3 tbsp Dill finely chopped
  • 1 small Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper powder

Egg filling

  • 130 g Mayonnaise (4.6 oz)
  • 130 g Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche (4.6 oz)
  • 5 Eggs hard boiled
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Frosting

  • 150 g Mayonnaise (5.3 oz)
  • 150 g Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche (5.3 oz)

Sandwich Cake Decorating

  • 200 g Shrimps (7 oz) precooked
  • 200 g Salmon (7 oz) smoked slices
  • 2 tbsp Caviar
  • Lettuces mixed
  • Dill
  • Lemon

Instructions
 

Egg filling

  • Boil eggs and finely chop them.
  • Mix mayonnaise and Greek yogurt (or crème fraiche) in a bowl. Add finely chopped eggs, salt, and pepper. Blend everything together thoroughly.
    egg mix
  • Give it a try and adjust the seasoning with more salt or pepper if desired.

Tuna filling

  • Thoroughly combine mayonnaise and Greek yogurt (or crème fraiche) in a bowl.
  • Add tuna, finely diced onion and dill, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
    tuna mix
  • Give it a taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt, pepper, or cayenne pepper if desired.

Assemble the cake.

  • Place four slices of white sandwich bread in a square shape, or cut the bread if you prefer a round cake.
    making swedish sandwich cake
  • Evenly spread the tuna filling over the bread slices.
    filling on bread
  • Place 4 more bread slices on top of the tuna filling, creating a second layer.
  • Evenly spread the egg filling on top of this new layer, ensuring it covers the bread slices.
  • Add the final layer of 4 bread slices on top, completing the sandwich cake.
    cake layers for smorgostarta
  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix mayonnaise and Greek yogurt (or crème fraîche). Pour the mixture over the cake.
  • And spread the mixture evenly all over the cake, making sure to cover the top and sides completely.
    Swedish Sandwich Cake in the making
  • Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight. This allows the bread to absorb the flavorful liquids from the fillings, resulting in a moist and delicious cake.
  • On the day of serving, it's time to decorate the cake to make it look fresh and visually appealing. Get creative with your toppings and use ingredients like salmon, eggs, and caviar to decorate the cake.
    Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

Notes

Try using smoked tuna (canned) in the tuna filling for an extra special touch.
Βon appétit
a slice of Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta
A slice of Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta

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6 thoughts on “Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta – Easy to make”

  1. 5 stars
    So I have done this one with shrimps and it was so tasty and i like the different options for topping it too. Wonderful recipe that I will gladly take to friends too.
    Thank you Popi!!!

  2. 5 stars
    ΔΕΝ ΕΧΩ ΛΟΓΙΑ ΓΙ ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟ ΑΛΜΥΡΟ ΚΕΙΚ! ΤΕΛΕΙΟ!!! Σ’ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ ΣΥΝΤΑΓΕΣ ΣΟΥ!

  3. 5 stars
    Δεν έχω λόγια για το τέλειο αλμυρό σου κέικ!!! Το έκανα με καπνιστό τόνο και ξετρελάθηκαν όλοι! Σ ευχαριστούμε για τις ευφάνταστες και πρωτότυπες συνταγές που μας δίνεις!

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