I LOVE Swedish Sandwich Cake, which basically consist of a bunch of layers of sandwich slices with different spreads and fillings. Now there are of course endless ways you can make a Sandwich Cake, but my favourite fillings to have in one are for instance cheese, roast beef and different mayonnaise based seafood salads. I also love when it is garnished with lots of shrimps, roast beef, eggs and veggies.
A slice of a Swedish Sandwich Cake I had a while back.
Now apparently it was a Swedish fellow named Gunnar Sjödahl who invented this delicious concept. He did so when he worked at Wedemarks Konditori (a café) in Östersund in the 1960s. However it seems that different kinds of Sandwich Cakes began to occur in food events as early as in the 1940s in Sweden. Although it was not until the 1970s that Sandwich Cake became a popular cake to serve at festive occasions such as weddings, confirmations, student and birthday parties, in Sweden.
In fact, Sandwich Cakes are still often served at events like these. Which I think is because they can be completely prepared (or bought) in advance. Also a Sandwich Cake is served cold and can be as big or small as you need it to be. And it is served just like a regular cake, simply sliced and put on a plate. So really all you have to do with a Sandwich Cake at a party is to bring it out when the time is right.
Although I do not think that you have to wait until a festive occasion to eat a Sandwich Cake. Hehe. I eat smaller versions of them every now and then, sometimes just to celebrate that the weekend has arrived. I mean, a Sandwich Cake is way too tasty to just be eaten a couple times of year! :p
Small Swedish Sandwich Cake. Suitable to eat at any time - all year round. :p