9 Desserts You Have to Eat in Sweden

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In Sweden, we have a special place in our hearts for sweets and desserts. Sweden isn’t internationally recognized as a hotspot for food – but, despite that we offer great desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

If you ever wonder what you should have while taking a ”fika” or after your meal in Sweden, then here is a list of the best desserts in Sweden!


Here are 9 desserts you have to eat in Sweden:


Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake)

Prinsesstårta is the most famous desserts in Sweden and is usually eaten on birthdays. This Swedish classic is made out of layers of cream, sponge cake, fruit filling and covered by a marzipan layer. 

Fun fact: It’s always the birthday kid that get to eat the marzipan rose!

Äppelkaka (Apple Cake)

This is one of my favorite desserts in my home country. The Swedish apple cake is truly delicious and consists of a perfect mix of dough, apples and vanilla sauce! You can order äppelkaka in simple cafés to fancy restaurants – a classic Swedish dessert!

Svenska Våfflor (Swedish Waffles)

Yes, Belgium is the country that’s famous for its delicious thick waffles – but, Sweden offers even more delicious waffles. Here they are thinner, crispier and formed as hearts. Enjoy your hot crispy waffles together with homemade cloudberry or strawberry jam and whipped cream. 

Svenska Pannkakor (Swedish Pancakes)

Swedes do not only eat pancakes for dessert – In Sweden, we also eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In Sweden, we like our pancakes thin and served together with whipped cream and jam. Some eat their pancakes together with ice cream as well!

I might be a bit weird, but I like to have freshly squeezed lemon and sugar on my pancakes – a perfect combination of sweet and sour!

Daimtårta (Daim Cake)

Since 1953, the Daim Cake has been a big favorite in the country. This milk chocolate covered cake consists of an almond base with golden cream and crunchy almond caramel. It’s super delicious, and also a popular frozen dessert in Sweden.

Ostkaka (Cheese Cake)

This is not my favorite among the Swedish desserts, but the rest of the country loves it. The Swedish cheese cake has a unique texture and flavor and is best enjoyed together with whipped cream, jam, and some fresh fruit!

Kladdkaka (Swedish Chocolate Cake)

Ok. This dessert is one of the simplest and most delicious desserts in the world – and I don’t just say that because I’m a Swede. The texture, the flavor together with the whipped cream – everything is perfect about the sticky chocolate cake! If you’re in Sweden, this is a dessert that you have to taste!

Somrig Bärpaj (Summer Berries Pie)

During summer, Swedes love to pick (or buy) wild berries and make a pie. In Sweden, we love raspberry pies, blueberry, rhubarb and also pies with a mix of different kinds of berries. The Swedish summer berry pie is best enjoyed together with vanilla sauce!

Jorgubbstårta (Strawberry Cream Cake)

This cake is a midsummer classic, and also one of the best desserts in Sweden. A delicious cake filled with fresh strawberries, some more strawberries as decoration, custard, and cream! If you ever visit Sweden during summer, you have to eat this cake – since it’s a traditional summer cake in my country!

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