Smörgåstårta – Swedish Sandwich Cake

Smörgåstårta  - Swedish Sandwich Cake

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Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

It looks like a cake with a savory decoration. The inside is a layered sandwich filled with everything you can imagine as long as you combine it with mayonnaise and eggs on sandwich bread. Serve it cold and cut in cake slices.

Cake or Cupcakes

The recipe below is an easy version of a cake. You can also make four single "cupcakes" instead of one large cake when you assemble on top of four single slices of bread.

Fillings Make the Difference

Popular are different fillings for each layer and rich decorations. Here are some inspirations:

  • Vegetarian filling: Substitute tuna with 1/2 lb of mushrooms. Cut the mushrooms in slices and cook them in some butter until they become just a bit soft.
  • Meat filling: Substitute tuna with 8 oz ham, cut into 1/2-inch squares, or chicken breast, cooked and shredded.
  • Paste layer: On one layer spread a smoked cod, salmon, shrimps, anchovy, olive, avocado, or liver pâté paste.
  • More fillings: Substitute tuna with chopped eggs and anchovies.

Tip: Quick DIY Mayonnaise

In Sweden, it's often used cream fraîche for the filling, which is rarely available in the United States. It is like a mix of heavy cream and sour cream.

You can make your own mayonnaise any time at home from eggs, oil, and white vinegar:

  1. Leave 2 eggs at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Mix eggs in a blender.
  3. Add 1 cup of vegetable oil one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Add 1 tsp white vinegar or more to taste.
  5. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

For a variation, add one tsp of mustard or freshly grated horseradish.

Decoration with no Limits

The is no limit for the cake decoration. Often used vegetables are lettuce leaves, sliced cucumber & tomatoes, and chopped chives. Other options are quartered eggs, cherries, grapes, and small shrimps.

Smörgåstårta Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients:

Horseradish, green peppercorns, fennel, dill, celery

The complete recipe spice kit is also available in our shop. Limited time only!

Print Recipe
Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake
Cuisine Swedish
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
  • 2 can tuna in water each 5 oz
  • 8 oz mayonnaise
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 12 slices sandwich bread cut into even squares
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1-2 lemon for juice
  • salt & pepper
Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients:
  • [Tarta] horseradish, green peppercorns, fennel, dill, celery
Cuisine Swedish
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
  • 2 can tuna in water each 5 oz
  • 8 oz mayonnaise
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 12 slices sandwich bread cut into even squares
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1-2 lemon for juice
  • salt & pepper
Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients:
  • [Tarta] horseradish, green peppercorns, fennel, dill, celery
Instructions
A. Filling
  1. In a BOWL, mix the Tarta Spices with 1/8 cup lemon juice.
  2. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese. Mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Set 1 cup of the mixture aside for the “icing”.
  5. To the remaining mixture, add eggs, vegetables, and tuna.
B. Assembly
  1. Assembly the cake on a large serving plate
  2. (1) With a knife, spread four slices of bread with half of the filling.
  3. (2) Place four slices of bread on top.
  4. (3) Spread with the remaining filling.
  5. (4) Place the last slices of bread on top.
  6. (5) Use the “icing” mixture to spread over the top and all sides.
  7. (6) Cover completely with plastic wrap.
  8. Let it rest overnight in the fridge.
C. Decoration
  1. Decorate the cake to your taste, e.g. cover with lettuce leaves and top with tomato slices and chopped herbs.
  2. Enjoy!
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