• Vegetarian Smörgåstårta (Swedish Sandwich Cake)

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    The smörgåstårta is normally made up of several layers of white or light rye bread with creamy fillings in between. The fillings and toppings vary, but egg and mayonnaise are often the base, additional filling may vary greatly but often includes one or more of the following: liver pâté, olives, shrimp, ham, various cold cuts, caviar, tomato, cucumber, grapes, lemon slices, cheese and smoked salmon. Smörgåstårta is served cold and sliced like a dessert cake. The types of sandwich cakes vary from meat, fish, combinations of cheeses and meats to vegan. The smörgåstårta top decor often reflects the ingredients used as a filling. Voileipäkakku (in Finnish) is part of family gathering dishes from birthday parties, weddings or funerals in Finland (source wikipedia) So in simple terms, it’s a cake made of sandwich! Sounds interesting, Right? It is not exactly a cake and not a quite sandwich. Bread work as a vessel to keep all the stuffing and things together . Different ingredients are soaked in bread holes and fill you mouth with abundance of flavors :P The best thing about smörgåstårta is that you can make it vegetarian unlike the authentic one which has more of salmon and prawns used, but, its totally up to you, what all you want to fill in and put on as per your preference and taste .


    • Ingredients:
    • 8 to 10 slices of bread(I used Ragi fruit bread, You can use any soft bread loaf or slices, of round shape or of log shape)
    • Butter spread
    • Cream cheese
    • Spinach Spread
    • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
    • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
    • salt & pepper as per the taste
    • Tomato & Basil Spread
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 ts olive oil
    • 1/2 cup tomato puree
    • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
    • 1 ts dry herbs(oregano, basil, dill)
    • salt & pepper as per taste
    • For Frosting
    • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
    • Top Garnishing
    • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
    • 1 Cucumber, sliced or chopped
    • few Olives and corns
    • 1/2 Bell pepper, cut in strips
    • 6 Cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
    • 1 Kiwi, cut in slices
    • Few pieces of pickled beets
    • Coriander leaves


    1. spinach spread
    2. Mix all the ingredients and make a thick smooth paste, if using fresh spinach, wash it and cook it in 1/2 ts of oil and mix it with other ingredients and blend.
    3. Tomato & Basil spread
    4. Heat the sauce pan, add olive oil & crushed garlic, sauté and add tomato puree, cook for 5 minutes. Add herbs, salt & pepper and stir well. let it cool. Mix it with cream cheese and make a smooth paste.
    5. Frosting
    6. Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth paste.
    7. Arrange bread slices it in a tray , If you use a bread loaf( of any shape), cut in half. I used bread slices and layered them with different spread filling so have a better taste.
    8. On bottom layer, apply the butter at the bottom side of bread and spread the cream cheese on top.
    9. Take another set of slices, thinly apply the butter on the bottom side of the bread and spread spinach spread on the top.
    10. Cover the spinach layer with another set of bread slices(thinly covered with butter from bottom side) and apple tomato & basil spread over it.
    11. Put another set of slices and apply a layer of butter on the top.
    12. Now, Cover the bread with frosting, carefully coat it from all sides.
    13. Its time to garnish the sandwich cake, use your creativity & imagination to make it bright and attractive to the eyes, I prepared the first layer with lettuce leaves.
    14. & then arrange all the ingredients for garnish as per my level of expertise :P
    15. It is served as cold, so its better to cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or, cool it at least two hours so that flavours are blend. It tastes awesome if used a day later.

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