Strawberry Cake – Traditional Swedish Midsummer Treat

So, what do you need to make your delicious strawberry cake?


2 round,plain, sponge cakes.

1 egg yolk.

1 tablespoon icing sugar.

vanilla extract 1 teaspoon.

400ml whipping cream.

Punnet of strawberries.

Then the next step is assembling the strawberry cake:


First of all, find a recipe for 2 round sponge cakes, and make those.  Let them cool.

Slice up half your strawberries thinly, leaving enough whole ones to cover the top of the cake.

Whisk the egg yolk and the icing sugar together.  Then add the vanilla extract.

Whip 150mls of the cream and then fold it into the egg and sugar mix.

Spread the cream mixture over the first sponge cake (bottom layer).

Then lay the chopped strawberries over the top of the cream, covering the cake.

Place the second cake on the top.

Whip 250mls of the cream and then spread all over the top of the cake and around the sides.

Place the remaining whole strawberries onto the top, and there you have a very tasty Swedish strawberry cake 🙂

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  1. Strawberries and cream make me think of long summer days, what a delicious sounding cake #MMBC

  2. Oh! Yum! This looks and sounds so good. I think it would go down well here. #MMBC

  3. Jon

    This looks absolutely amazing! Think I might have to give this recipe a go at the weekend!

  4. One of my mum friends is Swedish and always prepares this every time it’s her kids birthday and we always look forward to it. It’s absolutely divine! 🙂

  5. Oh this just looks delicious. I do love strawberries!
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  6. Oh my! This is like Eton Mess in cake form! I’m tempted to make it and throw lots of mini meringues on top too.

  7. I have been to Sweden before but I never got to explore their delicious sweet treats apart from this one ice cream which was strangely named ‘poo’ but was surprisingly delicious lol!

  8. This looks mint. You can’t go wrong with strawberries and cream!
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  9. This looks so delicious and makes me think of home. Love Scandinavian cakes!

  10. So simple but looks so delious! Definitely one to make with the kids.

  11. This looks amazing and something my nan would love! Although strawberries aren’t in season for us at the moment I think I could probably still find some to use!

  12. Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious
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