Join Our Facebook Group →

Swedish Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta)

Smörgåstårta is a classic Swedish dish that combines the elements of a sandwich and a cake. It is a popular centerpiece at celebrations and special occasions in Sweden. This savory "cake" is made by layering bread with various fillings and garnishing it with a creamy topping. It's a visually stunning and delicious treat that will impress your guests.
0 Review(s)

The Story

Smörgåstårta is a versatile dish that can be customized with your favorite ingredients. It typically features layers of bread, seafood, vegetables, and a creamy spread. The cake is then decorated with garnishes like shrimp, cucumber, and dill. It's a refreshing and flavorful dish that showcases the Swedish love for seafood and fresh ingredients.


10-12 slices of white or whole wheat bread
300g cooked shrimp
150g cream cheese
150g mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
4-5 cherry tomatoes, halved
8 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 30 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. This will be the creamy spread for the layers.


Trim the crusts off the bread slices to form even rectangles.


Place a layer of bread slices on a serving platter or cake stand, covering the entire surface.


Spread a generous layer of the creamy mixture over the bread.


Add a layer of shrimp on top of the creamy mixture.


Repeat the layers of bread, creamy mixture, and shrimp until you have used all the ingredients, ending with a layer of bread on top.


Spread the remaining creamy mixture over the top and sides of the cake, creating a smooth finish.


Decorate the cake with cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, and dill sprigs. Be creative with the design!


Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.


Slice the smörgåstårta and serve it as an impressive appetizer or main dish at your gathering.

Tips for this recipe

To add more flavor to the bread, lightly brush each slice with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice before assembling the layers. This will enhance the taste and moisten the bread.

Recipe Tags

Reviews (0)

{{ reviewsTotal }}{{ options.labels.singularReviewCountLabel }}
{{ reviewsTotal }}{{ options.labels.pluralReviewCountLabel }}
{{ options.labels.newReviewButton }}
{{ userData.canReview.message }}