The Ultimate Gooey Chocolate Cake – Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka hails from Sweden and promises to be the gooiest and quite possibly the best chocolate cake out there. Enjoyed at fika, a kind of Sweish coffee break, kladdkaka is the perfect accompaniment. This recipe was adapted slightly from this one shared by Izy at the Daily Mail.

A slice of gooey chocolate cake covered with powdered sugar.

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

A sticky chocolate cake.
4.50 from 26 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert, tea time
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 8
Calories 381 kcal


  • oven


  • 135 g. butter melted
  • 350 g. granulated sugar
  • 30 g. cocoa powder
  • 25 g. black cocoa powder can substitute regular cocoa powder
  • 110 g. all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs large, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350หšF(170หšC).
  • Line the bottom and sides of a 7" push or springform pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan melt the butter or microwave in a large bowl.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Add sugar and cocoa powders. Mix to combine.
  • In a medium bowl lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla extract.
  • Add the eggs in three additions alternating with flour.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350หšF(170หšC) for 45 minutes. The top should be set and slightly jiggly in the center.
  • Cool to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Reduce the baking time if using a larger diameter pan.ย  A 9″ pan will take 25-30 minutes.ย 


Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 3gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 511IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 6 ingredient cake, Chocolate, chocolate cake, fika, gooey, Swedish
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10 thoughts on “The Ultimate Gooey Chocolate Cake – Kladdkaka”

  1. Very good recipe. It seemed rather similar to a brownie but a little bit gooier. I would definitely make it again in the future.

  2. I think a cake pan would be better. I would be concerned it would be too easy to over bake the cake using a muffin tin.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for a group of friends using 5″ ramekins and it turned out perfect!! I cannot tell you all of their comments because they are not pc enough to post, but one said “I fell like I just cheated on my husband.”

    Doubling this recipe filled 6 individual 5″ ramekins and we just ate it out of that.

  4. 5 stars
    My go to chocolate cake recipe! I love it. It’s nice and easy to make and it’s so tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

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