home

Smörgåstårta – savoury sandwich cake

The Swedish savoury sandwich cake (smörgåstårta) is very common at parties and celebrations. Especially since it’s beautiful and tastes best if it’s prepared one day in advance and then decorated on the serving day. The layered cake is very rich with fillings stuffed with goodies of your choice spread on crustless toast bread. My mother is the queen of all cakes, including smörgåstårta, so this was one of many things that we had for her 60th birthday. She made this fantastic cake and there isn’t really any recipe as she does everything by heart. The bottom consists of crustless toast bread. The first filling consists of mayonnaise, crème fraîche, asparagus, boiled eggs and tuna. Then there’s crustless toast bread again. The second filling consists of mayonnaise, asparagus, boiled eggs, mushrooms and shrimps. Then there’s crustless toast bread again. Finally there’s the decoration with cucumber, roe, cray fish tails, shrimps, mayonnaise and salad. Delicious!

17 Responses to “Smörgåstårta – savoury sandwich cake”

  1. aforkfulofspaghetti
    May 13th, 2008 10:24
    1

    What a truly amazing creation! That really is a very fine piece of (food) art. With all that lovely seafood, I bet it tasted simply wonderful, too.

  2. Foodycat
    May 13th, 2008 10:43
    2

    So it is a big triple-decker sandwich, decorated with many delicious things? What a brilliant idea and what gorgeous presentation! Happy Birthday to your mum.

  3. Shletie Girl
    May 13th, 2008 15:51
    3

    Wow! This is quite the sandwich. It looks simply wonderful.

    Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

  4. Tarah
    May 13th, 2008 20:14
    4

    Wow. I… That has to.. I mean, wow. Thats amazing. Such an amazing creation you have there. Such a wonderful meal for your mothers birthday!

  5. Lena
    May 13th, 2008 22:55
    5

    Mmmm… it looks delicious, and really beautiful. Im a big fan of smörgåstårta, but I do not make it very often only on special occasion, or when my cravings get to bad.

  6. Scott at Realepicurean
    May 14th, 2008 00:08
    6

    Very extravagant. Delicious, too!

  7. Courtney
    May 14th, 2008 01:16
    7

    I have heard but never have seen this. Really beautiful and yummy. I need to try this.

  8. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen
    May 16th, 2008 17:27
    8

    Wow! That looks incredible and it is so beautifully presented!

  9. Kae
    June 10th, 2008 22:23
    9

    Wow, that looks unbelieveable! I am planning a party in honor of a visiting friend from Lund next month, and I think I now know what I’ll be serving…! Any chance that you might be able to post/email your filling recipes so that my version resembles the taste of the “real” thing?

  10. Elo
    July 3rd, 2008 08:36
    10

    Woooo so original!!! I take note…

  11. I have just...
    December 24th, 2008 10:33
    11

    …realized I’m very, very hungry. I’ve gone through all your recent entries, but this one has made my eyes popped out! Wonderful dish! ;o)

  12. BEL
    May 3rd, 2009 17:21
    12

    LOOK VERY ARTISTIC AND THE TAST SURE WIIL BE DELICIOUS.
    PLEASE IS POSSIBLE HAVE THE RECIPE ?
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

  13. Maia
    June 29th, 2009 15:03
    13

    Yes, isn’t beautiful. I’m a vegetarian so I don’t eat it but I have before I became a vegetarian, it’s lovely.

  14. Leydys Charissa
    February 15th, 2010 21:20
    14

    I hope you would not have reservations if I placed a part of this on my univeristy blog?

  15. susan
    February 24th, 2010 16:16
    15

    Could you post the actual recipe for the Savory Sandwich Cake? I would love to make one, but I need more information.

    Thanks.

  16. María
    March 13th, 2011 20:29
    16

    Hi, I’m María form Madrid, Spain. I discovered your blog a couple of days ago. I love it! And this recipe looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it! Congrats for you wonderfoul work!

  17. Karen
    September 16th, 2011 03:09
    17

    Dagmar, do you have any more inspirational photos of your beautiful smorgastorta’s – yours or your mothers creations. I love the way the roe has been placed in the sliced cucumber, very artistic and creative.

Leave a Reply

Thank you very much for leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.
/Dagmar