Swedish Chocolate Cake

Cakes, Desserts

Izy’s book arrived in my mailbox a looooong time ago, nearly a month ago. I’ve been waiting to cook from it because when it showed up on my doorstep, it was only available for purchase in the UK (it’s available tomorrow!), and it just so happened to be the opposite of fall in LA. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all for Swedish Chocolate Cake.

On Saturday, all I wanted to do was bake. The weather was brisk, the light sorta cloudy and moody and I was particularly in a good mood. The kind of mood I’m in is a result of Amelia letting me sleep in, a little.

As I thumbed through her book, deciding amongst all the beautiful baked goods what I should dive into, I was stopped at this Swedish Chocolate Cake. I’ve been on a weird brownie kick lately, so much so that I’m totally guilty of falling victim to the lure of a box mix at Whole Foods. No shame in that game; though that game often results in a bit of disappointment. There shouldn’t be any leavening in brownies, I’ve decided. I want them to be gooey! and rich! So rich that a glass of water needs to be served along side them.

Izy's Swedish Chocolate Cake | www.acozykitchen.com

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I love that combination: chocolate-y richness with water. It’s weird. A glass of milk or coffee or tea would be better, I guess, but OMG water tastes so good after eating loads of chocolate.

Izy’s book is much like her blog: beautiful, moody with that friendly young voice I love reading so much. This cake is like half way between a cake and a brownie. She orders you NOT to over bake it so it’s still runny in the center. I didn’t and I’m glad I didn’t. I ended up baking it in a loaf pan because I didn’t have a 7-inch cake pan and I figured an 8-inch would make it too skinny and flat. It worked great!

Izy's Swedish Chocolate Cake | www.acozykitchen.com

Another thing I love about Izy’s book is that it’s so pretty, it’s become one of my coffee table books. If people come over and I have to leave the room for a bit, I know they’ll be entertained while thumbing through it. My favorite kind of cookbooks usually have duel usage like this one does.

Swedish Chocolate Cake

Swedish Chocolate Cake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 6
Calories: 276kcal
Swedish chocolate cake is a decadent, one-bowl, easy cake recipe that is enjoyable for all.


  • 135 g 4 3/4 oz/10tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 55 g 2 oz/1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 350 g 12 oz/1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110 g 3 3/4 oz/1 cup, minus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line (with parchment paper), grease and flour a 7-inch cake tin (or in my case a 8x4-inch loaf pan).
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 20-30 minutes - it should be set around the edges but still gooey in the middle.
  • Let the cake cool in its tin for about 20 minutes, then run a blunt knife around the inside edge of the tin to loosen it. Turn out onto a wire rack, dust with icing sugar and serve warm.


Izy's recipe calls for salted butter, since I never have salted butter in my fridge, I ended up using unsalted and adding 1/2 teaspoon. Feel free to do either!
I ended up taking full advantage of the weight measurements because that turned this cake into a one-pot deal. I melted the butter and then put the saucepan on the scale, added each ingredient per weight. Boom! SO EASY!
CuisineAmerican, Swedish
Keywordbest chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, one-bowl chocolate cake, quick chocolate cake, swedish chocolate cake
Nutrition Facts
Swedish Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 276
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Swedish Chocolate Cake

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  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 29, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I love a classic chocolate snack cake! This looks lovely!

  • Reply Aine @ Awkward Irish Girl Blogs September 29, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Found this cake on her blog a while ago and since then it’s been my go-to chocolate cake! It’s so easy to make, but yet delicious and impressive-looking! I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked for the recipe 😀

  • Reply Sara from Sweden September 29, 2014 at 1:16 am

    wow I love this – it’s been a long time since I had chocolate cake (in Sweden we call it “kladdkaka” which translates into “gooey cake”)

  • Reply Claire September 29, 2014 at 3:47 am

    350g of sugar??!!! My teeth are tingling just at the thought!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

      It’s a good amount of sugar, not gonna lie, but I was really delightfully surprised that it didn’t taste overly sweet.

  • Reply Averie @ Averie Cooks September 29, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I just got the amazon notice her book is shipping b/c I had it on preorder and it should be to me by Tuesday! So excited to see her book and this cake, wow, it looks incredible. Your images are gorgeous and you did her recipe proud! Pinned

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  • Reply sarah September 29, 2014 at 6:38 am

    just made this and it smells divine. however i think i may have measured the cocoa powder incorrectly as i did this according to oz rather than the grams and i think this should actually be 2oz rather than 12oz. thank fully i only had 7oz!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Oh Sarah, I’m so sorry! Yes, it definitely should’ve been 2 ounces. I’m sorry! It’s fixed now. I imagine it’ll be very chocolate-y!!

  • Reply sarah September 29, 2014 at 10:11 am

    it was delicious and we don’t mind a chocolate-y, the kids loved it! thanks

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh from the... September 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I totally agree on the water after brownies thing. You would think you would crave milk, but I find it’s always a nice cold glass of water that does the trick!

  • Reply heather September 29, 2014 at 11:24 am

    i love how you cut this cake. i can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Jenny Ramsey September 29, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Dang, that looks good! Love anything brownie-esque!

  • Reply Ashlae September 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I love a good chocolate cake. And Izy. And you. And these pictures! HOT DAYUM, GURL.

  • Reply Thea @ Baking Magique September 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    This is so beautiful! I’m also a big fan of Izy’s blog and I absolutely adore her writing. 🙂

  • Reply Tux of Brooklyn Homemaker September 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    These look soooo good. I recently found a brownie recipe that’s really similar that’s so simple to throw together I’ve had a hard time stopping myself!

  • Reply jenna @ just j.faye September 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    This cake looks fantastic! I love the simplicity of it.

  • Reply francesca September 29, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Who knew the swedes know wassup with baking? This looks awesome.

  • Reply Sara / Matchbox Kitchen September 30, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I got this book a few weeks ago but still can’t decide what to make from it. For some reason the first recipe I try from a new book is always nerve wracking?!

    Mostly, I wanted to comment to tell you that these photos feel ever so slightly different than your usual style and I really love it. Especially the light in the first photo!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Oh thank you! Trying a lil’ something new. Haha.

  • Reply Medeja September 30, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Yummy! There is nothing better than chocolate cake!

  • Reply maci September 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

    looks so perfect. also: water + chocolate… i agree 🙂

  • Reply Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) September 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    You sure are making me covet that book. YUM.

  • Reply todd wagner October 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I have my eye on you Izy cake, I have my eye on you….

  • Reply Brutus October 2, 2014 at 6:25 am

    The recipe is the real deal, checked my own family’s just and it’s pretty much the same // greetings from Stockholm, Sweden

  • Reply Jennifer October 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I finally made this cake last night and all I can say is “WOW!”
    This was amazing! It was so easy and quick, too.

    It’s currently late in the afternoon on a Monday, and since this morning, I’ve been excited to get home to have another slice for an indulgent after-work-snack. I’m already feeling guilty about it.

  • Reply [email protected]'s Bookbag October 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    ok is this correct? the recipe up above says 1 and 3/4 cups cocoa powder, but that seemed like a ton and I checked the Top with Cinnamon blog and it calls for 1/2 cup. that’s a tremendous difference! can you shed some light? 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme October 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Grrr…the grams are correct, as are the ounces but it should be 1/2 cup. Sorry about that. All fixed now!

  • Reply sillygirl October 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    You will laugh at my misadventures! I put in 3/4 cup of cocoa and 3/4 cup of sugar – then checked the recipe I had printed out and thought maybe it said 1 3/4 cup of cocoa and 1 3/4 cup of sugar – then saw in the comments that it was indeed that amount of sugar but only 1/2 cup of cocoa – oh well – 3/4 cup would have to do. I hadn’t added the eggs yet so I tasted the batter and the sweetness seemed right. Mine needed a few extra minutes to cook but my husband said it was the best molten lava cake he has had. I took it to my friend’s for coffee and she loved it – is serving the rest of it to her family tonight. So maybe I will continue to use 3/4 cup cocoa for my chocolate-loving friends!

  • Reply Tara Olson October 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I made this and my son said “you need to make this everyday”. It really is THAT good and easy.

  • Reply ทีเด็ด November 4, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    This looks amazing !
    I like chocolate cake.Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Veronica November 28, 2014 at 3:21 am

    This looks wonderful! Thank you for the recipe – will be perfect baking for the weekend ahead.

  • Reply Kath December 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Gee did I mess something? I made this cake yesterday and with no rising agent, the cake was a complete flop 🙁

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Hmm…I’m not sure. What was the consistency like? Did it have a crackly top and gooey center?

  • Reply Jessica December 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hi! I’m getting ready to make this, but wanted to ask if you have thoughts on regular vs. dutch-process cocoa. I have both, and didn’t know if you’ve tried with both or if you have a recommendation. Thanks so much, look forward to making it!

    • Reply Salima Ali September 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      My cake turned out too gooey on the inside . It’s falling apart

      • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 25, 2017 at 9:13 am

        Yeah that’s how it’s supposed to be. It’s definitely supposed to be fudge-y.

  • Reply Laura December 27, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I made this on Christmas day and then again today because it was such a hit with the family. Delicious and so easy! I may try a double batch next time with two loaf pans because it gets eaten far too quickly.

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  • Reply Abby Bakes March 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    the cake was very easy to make the batter it cooked for like 27 mins and took likwe11 mins to cool but it was still warm when I tried it it was sooooooo good I cant stop nibbling on it. My little sister did not like it so I would not recommend making it for little kids birthday it is very mature

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  • Reply Andrew Buchanan July 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

    This cake turned out absolutely amazing and that is coming from someone who manages to screw up everything. I can’t even make sugar cookies right a lot of the time. Your blog is awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing, I like it.

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  • Reply Jess February 3, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Hi, was just wondering if the preheating temp is in farenheit? At first i thought celsius, but then realized that ovens don’t tend to go that high!

  • Reply Isabelle April 28, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Isy’s recipe looks absolutely amazing! Just wondering, I need to make this for a stall; can the chocolate cake be kept for two nights in an airtight container baked on Tuesday for Thursday?
    Let me know what you think!

    Thank you,
    Btw your photog and baking is on point

  • Reply Fanfan November 29, 2018 at 3:49 am

    The only problem I have with this cake is, I CAN’T STOP EWTUNG IT!! It is so spot on! Thank you so much for sharing it! Stay sweet and amazing!

  • Reply Emily Chen February 29, 2020 at 10:57 am

    5 stars
    The recipe was amazing!! Do you think it could come as cupcakes as well? And if yes, how long would be a better time to cook them?