Swedish Spice Cake (Mjuk Pepparkaka)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Chef Dudo

The smell of all the spices brings back childhood memories. In Sweden there are lots of recipes for this cake. I have translated this one from Swedish and then baked it using the English measurements to be sure everything was OK. A piece of this cake with a cup of tea.......heavenly!

Top Review by Sunny In Florida

The spices make this cake taste so good! I used an 8" pan and it cooked in 48 minutes in my oven. I frosted it with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting recipe #308627 by Linda's Busy Kitchen and my DH had two pieces! I stopped at one but I could easily have had another! Delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour a 8x4x3 inch loaf pan or an 8 cup round baking pan.
  3. Sieve flour with baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Cream butter and sugar.
  6. Add the eggs, one by one, keep whipping.
  7. Add buttermilk and jam, mix.
  8. Add flour mixture and mix gently.
  9. Pour the batter in the prepared pan.
  10. Bake on lowest rack in the oven for about 50-60 minutes.
  11. Test with a skewer that the cake is done.

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