Swedish Pastry Calender

There are all kinds of Swedish goodies to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t resist swedish pastries because there are always excuses to have something sweet during all the day in Sweden.
Thanks to its most celebrated tradition “Fika”. It seems that despite the lagom value, Swedes are quite into desserts; they even have special days to celebrate almost all of them. 🙂

Here is the pastry calender for swedish delicacies.

January
In Sweden fettisdagen (semla buns day) is celebrated between Christmas and Easter. The bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream. Semlor are available at bakeries every day from Christmas until Easter.

There is also marsipanens dag on January 12.

February
February 3 is Morotskakans dag (the day of carrot cake)

March
On March, we have two special sweets: Punschrullens Dag (punch roll day which means swedish vacuum cleaner) on 7th of March.

This pastry is easy to find in any confectionery and is traditionally colored green (sometimes yellow and pink) with chocolate coating in both ends.

And VÃ¥ffledagen (waffle day) on March 25. The tradition of eating waffles is with cream and berry jam.

April
Unfortunately, there is no dessert day in april.

May
Chokladbollens dag on May 11.
Kardemummabulles dag on May 15.
Cardamom bun day and Muffin dagen May 27.

June
Nationaldagsbakelse (national day pastry) on June 6.
During midsummer there is also a special cake called midsomartårta (midsummer cake) or jordgubbstårta (strawberry cake) made with strawberries, vanilla cream and whipped cream.

July
There’s no cake or pastry to celebrate in July. But some people love baking sockerkaka (sponge cake).

August
Rulltårtans Dag (rolled cake day) on August 9.
Hallongrottor (raspberry caves) is also common this month.

September
Äppelsmulpaj (oat crumble cake with apple and vanilla sauce) is usually made during September.
The last week of September is the week dedicated for prinsesstårta (swedish princess cake)

October
Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) on October 4.
Gräddtårtans Dag (cream layer cake) on October 6.

November
Gustav Adolfsbakelse day (Gustav Adolf’s cake) on November 6
Kladdkakans Dag (swedish mud cake)on November 7
Chokladens Dag (chocolate day) on November 11
Ostkakans Dag (Cheesecake day) on November 14.
Wienerbrödets Dag (wiener bread day) on November 22.

December
Pepparkakans Dag (gingerbread day) on December 9
Lussekatter (Lucia saffron bun) on December 13
Kakans dag (cake day – can be eaten any cake) on December 18

You can find the most famous Swedish dessert recipes with a raw twist in our GOURMET RAW CAKEBOOK: A complete Guide to Raw Vegan Desserts.