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Swedish Summer Cake Recipe

Swedish Summer Cake Recipe with step by step pictures. This vanilla cake with strawberry filling is the perfect way to celebrate any summer occasion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Baking Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Cake
Servings 8 servings


  • For Cake:
  • Eggs - 3
  • Sugar - 1 ¼ cup / 250 grams powdered
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
  • Warm Water - ⅓ cup / 80 ml
  • Baking Powder - 1 ½ tsp
  • For Custard Filling:
  • Milk - 2 cup
  • Readymade Custard Powder - 3 tblspn
  • Sugar - 4 tblspn
  • For Strawberry Layer:
  • Strawberries - 2 cup chopped roughly +few more for topping
  • Sugar - 3 tblspn
  • For Whipped Topping:
  • Whipping Cream / Fresh Cream - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tblspn Powdered


  • For the Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 180 Degree C. Line a 20 cm round cake tin with parchment paper, butter the side and bottom of the tin. Set aside till use.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside. Warm the water in a sauce pan, set aside.
  • Take eggs, sugar in a big mixing bowl, use a beater to whip this up till it is fluffy and pale in colour.
  • Slowly add in warm water and use the beater to whip this up.
  • Add in the sifted flour and fold gently. Once it is combined, pour this into the baking pan and bake this for 25 to 30 mins.
  • Now remove the cake from oven and let this cool completely.
  • For Custard Filling:
  • Take custard powder, sugar and ½ cup milk in a bowl. Mix well using a whisk.
  • Take the remaining milk in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Once it boils, add the custard milk mix slowly and keep mixing. It will get thick.
  • Remove this to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, make sure the plastic touches the custard filling. Chill this till it is cold.
  • For Strawberry Filling:
  • Take strawberries, sugar in a bowl and mix well. Leave this to sit for 10 mins.
  • Now the strawberry must have given lots of its juices and become saucy. Set aside.
  • For Whipped topping:
  • Take whipping cream, sugar in a bowl. Use a beater to whip this till it is stiff.
  • Put this in fridge till use.
  • For Assembling:
  • Take the cooled custard filling, add a dollop of whipped cream in this and fold gently. Set aside.
  • Take the cooled cake, slice it into three equal slices.
  • Take once slice on a plate, spoon some custard filling, spoon some strawberey filling, place another cake and repeat this till third layer.
  • Now over the third layer, spoon the whipped cream and arrange fresh strawberries on top.
  • Chill this for a hour before serving.
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