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The Sandwich Cake

A Swedish treat which is really a layered sandwich that looks like a cake is called a "Smorgastarta". I decided to make one for a group of friends.


I began by making two pans of the bread recipe from Saveur Magazine.



Tip: Did you know that if you soak salad shrimp in milk for a little while, it will take out any fishy scent.


I split each bread loaf into two layers. On the bottom layer I spread a crab filling.


On the second layer I spread egg salad.


On the third layer, I made a shrimp filling.


Finally, the top of one of the loaves on top of the "cake":


Next, look through your vegetable drawer and find some things you can use as garnish.


After "frosting" the cake with cream cheese mixed with a little sour cream, I used shrimp, hard boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, cucumber, Italian parsley radishes and a carrot rose.





Chill, slice and serve! This would be great for a shower or special luncheon!

Comments (10)


Hi Palma,

Absolutely love reading your blog every morning but have never felt the need to comment on anything before. Today is the day. The sandwich [cake] is absolutely incredible. I am beginning to wonder if there is anything you can't do. I doubt it.

Sher Jones:

The only thing I can say is, " You Totally Amaze me. Just when I think you can not top your last recipe, YOU DO! Wish you had a cooking class...in Italy.. Hope all is well with you and Brad. We will be another year older soon...Sher

Wow! It's beautiful - almost too pretty to eat!

I am half Swedish, but I have never heard of this amazing dish. Have to tell my sister to check it out.

Susie L:

That is beyond gorgeous! Did it taste as good as it looks?

Barb Cabot:

This is the cutest darn thing i have ever seen! This would be so amazing to serve at a shower. I'm filing this away for some future event that I want to wow the crowd with. If you give cooking lessons "they" will come, including me!

Donna in SF:

Palma, all I can say is OMG!!!


I totally agree with Gail & Sher!!!!!!! I LOVE this recipe since I love veggies and you always make it look like "a piece of cake". (Pun intended!) LOL.

Wow, it is almost too beautiful to eat.... almost. I'm not a seafood lover but this could certainly be switched around.


Your decorations are so imaginative! Would be really lovely for my Garden Club luncheon.


I cannot wait to try making one of these. I can already see many different spreads being used for the inside of this cake... Delicious!!!

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