Chocolate Mud Cake Day in Sweden Date in the current year: November 7, 2016

Chocolate Mud Cake Day in Sweden November 7 is Chocolate Mud Cake Day in Sweden. This unofficial holiday is dedicated to a popular Swedish dessert.

In Sweden, chocolate mud cake is called kladdkaka. This word can be literally translated from Swedish as “gooey cake”. It is a brownie-like cake with dense and sticky texture and a soft and gooey center. Chocolate mud cake is usually served with whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or fresh strawberries.

There are many different chocolate mud cake recipes, but they have one thing in common: the pastry is never made with baking soda or other leavening agents. The lack of gas bubbles produced by the use of leavening agents provides for the dense texture of the cake. Common ingredients of the cake include butter, sugar, flour, eggs, cocoa powder, and chocolate (optional). Ground nuts and various spices such as vanilla or cardamom can be added, too.

Although Chocolate Mud Cake Day (Kladdkakans dag) is less popular than Waffle Day or Cinnamon Roll Day, it has been gaining popularity over the years. On this day, Swedes treat themselves to a slice of this delicious dessert. Although Kladdkaka is sold in stores, a home cooked cake always tastes better, and this holiday is the best occasion to try your hand at cooking.

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