Swede Cake

Swede Cake
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Swede Cake

Our iconic swede is able to be cooked in many ways, besides roasted or mashed it also makes for a very simple yet tasty cake.



  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 200g grated swede
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cooking oil cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice


  • Beat the eggs, oil and sour cream together in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the sifted flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and mix well. In another bowl mix the grated swede, sultanas or raisins, walnuts and the crushed pineapple.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the eggs, oil and sour cream and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the pineapple, grated swede, sultanas or raisins and walnuts. Pour into a 20cm greased and lined cake tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 1 hour 5 minutes or until cooked.
  • Top with cream cheese icing.

Cream Cheese Icing ingredients

  • 250 gm original cream cheese
  • 50 gm butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp orange juice


  • Slightly soften the cream cheese and place in a mixing bowl and beat in the softened butter.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar and then the orange juice.
  • Spread on the cake.

Note: Any extra can be kept in the fridge and used at a later date.


Original recipe by Graham Hawkes - Stuff