Recipe: Smoked Salmon Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta)


The Swedish sandwich cake, smörgåstårta, is probably one of Sweden’s most beloved dishes. Although the savory cake is normally served during the summer months in Sweden, this hearty and fresh dish deserves love and eating – all year round.

Our food contributor, Elin Strömberg, put together this smoked salmon recipe, and from the looks of it, it must taste pretty darn amazing, don’t you think?

Serves 4-6


6 slices of bread (I usually bake my own paleo bread from (

Skagen Salad Filling
6 oz. North Atlantic cooked shrimp, chopped
½ cup mayo
½ cup crème fraiche
½ red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. fresh, chopped dill
½ lemon, squeezed
salt & pepper to taste

Horseradish Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tbsp. horseradish
2-3 tbsp. milk (added one at a time until smooth and spreadable)

4 oz. smoked salmon, slices
½ cucumber, sliced on the long side (I use a potato peeler!)
1 avocado, sliced
5 rainbow radishes
A few thin slices Gruyere
Dill sprigs
Lumpfish caviar


  1. Layer the bread with the Skagen salad filling until you have 3-4 layers
  2. Cover the cake in the horseradish cream cheese frosting
  3. Garnish as desired
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Elin Strömberg Rumph moved to New York from Östersund in 2015 to begin her undergraduate studies. She has since received an A.S. in Graphic Design from SUNY Suffolk and a B.F.A. in Advertising & Public Relations from New York Institute of Technology. She currently lives in New York City with her husband Karl and loves to cook and bake, believing food should be uncompromisingly good for both body and soul. To keep up to date with her creations, follow her on Instagram @elininthekitchen



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