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Swedish Midsummer Strawberry Cake Recipe

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One of the great things about Midsummer is the food that is involved. Strawberries are regularly consumed in Sweden and are a big part of midsummer. Which is why Strawberry cake is so important!

Now, there are many, many recipes for strawberry cake out there, in Swedish and in English. This one is one of the easier ones, and it is super delicious! Try this Swedish midsummer strawberry cake recipe yourself!

Strawberry cake no whipping cream

Cake Ingredients

  • 5.3 oz (150g) butter (about 1 +1/3 stick)
  • 3/4 cup (2dl) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 c (3dl) all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar or extract

Cream Ingredients

  • 1 dl (3.5oz) whipping cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar or 1 tsp extract


  • STRAWBERRIES!!!! about 7 oz
  • 1 dl (3.5oz) whipping cream

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 25cm/10in diameter cake tin. I used pam, or you can use butter and flour.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. The butter should be soft or it will take more time.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, vanilla, and salt, and mix well.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the cream mixture and stir until the batter is smooth. Pour into the prepared pan
  6. Bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Let the cake cool. Start preparing the filling.

Filling Directions

  1. In a saucepan mix all the filling ingredients.
  2. Lightly bring to a slow simmer until the ingredients start to thicken. Don’t overcook.
  3. Once thick, put in a cool bowl so it won’t overheat.

Decorating Cake

  1. Whip whipping cream.
  2. Rinse and cut the strawberries, saving the largest ones for the top of the cake.
  3. Cut the cooled cake into two round pieces (not in half!).
  4. Put the filling where you cut the two pieces.  Then put the pieces back together.
  5. Throw on the frosting. There is an art to this, you want to get it right the first time. If you start spreading the frosting too much, crumbs will get everywhere. Here is a professional video on how to frost a cake if you have never done it before.
  6. Add strawberries! I think I added too many, my cake started to melt a bit with the watery strawberries.
  7. Add whip cream and some whole strawberries to the top of your delicious cake and voila! You have a midsummer strawberry cake.

Serving size: 8

Recipe adapted from Swedish recipe Klassik Midsommartarta.

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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. She lives in Prague, Czechia and hopes to one day soon return to Sweden.