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Ham & Egg Salad Smörgåstårta Swedish Sandwich Cake

Make the best homemade Smorgastarta. Our quick & easy Swedish sandwich cake recipe features fresh salads and a savoury cream cheese icing.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: swedish
Keyword: Sandwich Cake, Smörgåstårta, swedish recipe, Swedish Sandwich Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 429kcal

Equipment

  • Palette knife
  • Cake plate
  • Mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • French knife
  • spatula

Ingredients

Egg Salad

  • 8 Hard boiled eggs finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Scallions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

German Ham Salad

  • 170 g Black Forest Ham finely chopped
  • 1 cup Dill pickles finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Pickle juice from the jar
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp White sugar

Smörgåstårta

  • 20 slices Bread
  • 1 1/2 cups Cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise

Garnish

  • 3 tbsp Dill chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chives chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp Capers

Instructions

  • Prepare Egg Salad: In a mixing bowl add chopped hard boiled egg, mayonnaise, scallions, mustard and lemon juice. With a wooden spoon mix ingredients until fulled combined. Keep cold in the fridge until ready to assemble the sandwich cake.
  • Prepare German Ham Salad: In a mixing bowl add chopped ham, mayonnaise, pickles, cream cheese and sugar. With a wooden spoon mix ingredients until fulled combined. Keep cold in the fridge until ready to assemble the sandwich cake.
  • Prepare Smörgåstårta "Frosting": In a mixing bowl use a wooden spoon to combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise and dill. Keep cold in the fridge until ready to assemble the sandwich cake.
  • Slice bread loves horizontally to assemble an easy rectangular layered sandwich cake. Cut off the bread crusts and use them to make homemade bread crumbs (we're a no waste kitchen).
  • Place the first slice of whole wheat bread on a rectangular serving platter. Spread some of the Smörgåstårta Frosting all over the bread slice.
  • Top icing layer with egg salad mixture and spread evenly.
  • Add a layer of rye bread and gently press onto egg salad. Top with more Smörgåstårta icing and top with German ham salad.
  • Continue alternating whole wheat bread slices and rye bread slices with the two creamy cold salads.
  • Once you've added the last bread slice to the top of the sandwich cake, smear with creamy frosting.
  • Surround the rim of the cake with quartered cherry tomatoes. Decorate the interior space with thinly sliced lemons, cucumber and radish.
  • Use a palette knife to smear the remaining icing on the sides of the cake. Lightly pat finely chopped chives to the sides of the cake. The fresh herbs should stick to the icing.
  • Store Smörgåstårta in the fridge until ready to serve. Plate as you would a traditional dessert cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.6g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 34.2g | Saturated Fat: 14.7g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 4.1g | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg