Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Soft And Gooey Chocolate Cake

In swedish this cake is called "kladdkaka" meaning messy cake or sticky cake. The name describes it correctly, it is sticky, gooey and lovely soft chocolate cake

You will need:
175g Vegan Margarine, 2tbs Light/Golden Syrup, 3dl (1 1/3 cup) Sugar, 1dl (0.4 cup) Cacao Powder (dark european style), 3dl (1 1/3 cup) Plain Flour and 1 1/4dl (½ cup) Dairy Free Cream. (margarine and plain bread crumbs for the tin)

  • Melt the margarine and add the light/golden syrup to it and mix.
  • Add the sugar to your margarine mixture.
  • Add that to a bowl and start adding your cacao and flour, alternating it with adding your cream.
  • Mix until it's all combined into a thick and smooth chocolate mess.
  • Grease your tin with margarine and sprinkle over the top with a thin layer of bread crumbs. (this will prevent the cake from sticking) Add the batter to the tin.
  • Cook in a oven pre-heated to 175C / 350F for 20min. (the cooking time is calculated on a tin with a 20cm / 7.9in diameter (or 1½ liter)
  • Once your cake is baked, leave it to cool before eating / flipping out of the tin. (the cake will be very runny coming out of the oven, but don't worry, that is normal and will set more once cooled)
  • Serve with vegan whipped cream seasoned with vanilla and a little sugar. (making a minty vegan whip is great with this. Just add pepper mint exstract or crushed mint candies)


  1. Thank you both so much for the kind words!

    //Emma @The Vegan Swedes

  2. Oh this I need to try! I haven't (yet) faound an egg free kladdkaka that lives up to the original, so keeping my fingers x'd.

    Fin blogg!

  3. Flickanokakorna.se this is as close to the original as it gets :) To me there are no difference... It is even better the day after.

    Tack att du tog dig tid att kika på och läsa bloggen, låt mig veta hur det går...om du testar receptet.

    //Emma @The Vegan Swedes

  4. What an amazing blog! And recipe!
    My husband is a vegan Swede :) and hasn't had kladkaka in years. I am just about to bake him one but I was just wondering about the cream: is it liquid cream (typ imat) or a heavier kind of cream?

    1. Hi Linda,
      The cream that is used in the cake is a cooking cream (iMat) and the one used as a side is a thicker vegan whipping cream (GoGreen)

      Hope all goes great with the baking and thanks for reading the blog.

      //Emma @The Vegan Swedes