Cook's Hideout: Smörgåstårta - Swedish sandwich cake

September 22, 2014

Smörgåstårta - Swedish sandwich cake

When I saw Rajani's Smörgåstårta, I changed my original plan of making Swedish Cinnamon rolls and made this beautiful sandwich cake instead. It is exactly what it sounds like, but nothing like it looks -- funny isn't it. It is a savory cake made with all of the sandwich fixings and they frosted like a cake.
Smörgåstårta - Swedish sandwich cake
Smörgåstårta is normally made with white or light rye bread with creamy filling in between. The fillings and toppings vary depending on personal preferences, but egg and mayonnaise based are most common. Fillings are mostly seafood or meat based. I googled for vegetarian filling ideas and finally came up with my own. It is served chilled and sliced like a dessert cake.
Smörgåstårta - Swedish sandwich cake
Ingredients: Serves 1 hungry person 
Bread - 3 slices (I used whole grain bread)

For filling 1:
Baba ghanoush - 2tbsp (blend flesh of roasted eggplant with tahini, lemon juice, garlic clove, salt and pepper) 
Cucumber - 4-5 thin slices

For filling 2:
Cream cheese - 2tbsp, softened (I used store bough veggie cream cheese)
Lettuce leaves - few (I used arugula)

For the 'frosting' & topping:
Cream cheese - 2tbsp, softened
Sour cream - 1tbsp
Salt and white pepper - to taste (I didn't have white pepper, so skipped adding it)
Cucumber - thinly sliced
Grape tomatoes - chopped
Onions - finely chopped
Green onions - finely chopped

  • Cut the crusts off the bread slices. 
  • For the first layer: spread baba ghanoush on one side of the bread and top it with cucumber slices. 
  • For the second layer: spread one side with baba ghanoush and Place the it on the cucumbers and press lightly. Now spread the other side with cream cheese and top it with lettuce leaves. 
  • For the third and final layer: spread one side with cream cheese and place it on the lettuce leaves, press lightly. 
  • For the frosting: Combine cream cheese and sour cream in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Spread it with a offset spatula or a butter knife. Arrange the toppings as nicely and neatly as you can fancy. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
Smörgåstårta - Swedish sandwich cake
Check out the entire Swedish meal here.


  1. What a beautiful preparation of a simple multi layered cold sandwich! It makes it look so elegant! Nice one.

  2. Frosted savory cake sounds so interesting..good one Pavani..

  3. Wow, that is a wonderful sandwich cake. Love the background for the pictures and lovely pics.

  4. I remember Rajani's sandwich cake ..and immediately connected when I saw this version. Looks so good and now on my to do list. Like the fillings too.
    And ya ikea is a favourite with many of us..:)

  5. In Mexico we call them sanwichon like giant sandwich. ...the fillings are usually mayo based salads like chicken and or devilled ham..and a cheese sauce to veganize

  6. In Mexico we call them sanwichon like giant sandwich. ...the fillings are usually mayo based salads like chicken and or devilled ham..and a cheese sauce to veganize

  7. Eggplant? This must have been yum. and I love the idea of a sandwich cake.

  8. this is so different - never heard of anything like this before


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