Smorgastarta: Swedish Sandwich Cake

I’ve been exploring no-cook recipes in the kitchen lately.  It’s been too hot to want to cook! (But not too hot to want to eat.)  So I stumbled upon a delightful Swedish sandwich cake over at Panini Happy Blog – which is visually stunning and conceptually brilliant.  I could not wait to give it a try!

Swedish Sandwich Cake

Photo Credit: Panini Happy

I’m not personally fond of meat, so I decided I would do a vegetarian version…

Swedish Sandwich Cake

Ingredients:

Round loaf of bread. (I got mine from the bakery, but of course homemade would be better.)
Mustard
Pesto Spread
Hummus
Cream Cheese
Kale Salad
Cucumber
Carrot
Tomatoes
Garnish (I did parsley & edible flowers)

Swedish Sandwich Cake

Directions:

1) Begin by removing the crusts from the bread. Then slice so you are left with sandwich rounds as shown.
2) Add spreads to the rounds.
3) Layer with selected vegetables.
4) Stack.
5) Cover completely with cream cheese or other spread.
6) Garnish

Swedish Sandwich Cake

Swedish Sandwich Cake

Ta-da!

Swedish Sandwich Cake

So how did it taste??  Eh.  To be completely honest there was not enough going on with it.  While I was making it, it just felt like I was adding so much stuff… but this thing wants more!  I should have added egg, cheese, avocado, pepper, maybe other items…  I will definitely give it another whirl and share my results!

How ‘bout you, have you ever made or eaten one of these stunning sandwich cakes??  Would love to hear some secrets from Swedes in the know!  Please share…

Cai Dixon is a mom and co-creator of Copy-Kids. Copy-Kids makes video content encouraging positive habits in young children by encouraging them to copy other kids. Their debut release is a DVD entitled Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables. In it you’ll find children joyfully eating fruits and vegetables. Kids watching it want to join in. It’s that simple. And it’s effective. Find them at Copy Kids.