Mini Sandwich Cakes (a.k.a. – Smörgåstårta) featured on

Have you ever had a Smörgåstårta, a sandwich that is decorated to look like a cake? I hadn’t until General Mills asked me to create some of them for A quick internet search was all it took to understand just how popular these sandwich cakes are throughout the world. 
Many of the Smörgåstårta recipes call for several different complicated fillings to be layered in between bread, then each sandwich is frosted with a cream cheese mixture. I kept my little cakes simple using store bought chicken or ham salad and Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. I then frosted them with a combination of cream cheese and sour cream then decorated them with vegetables, eggs, nuts and herbs. 
These would make a lovely meal for a wedding shower, ladies luncheon, or birthday party. To see how to create your own mini sandwich cakes, go to’s Rock UR Party. 
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  1. Anonymous says

    As usual, I'm blown away with the Smorgastarta. Your amazing. Beth, you have to have the biggest pantry or your a storage genius. How do you do it. I have boxes full in my husbands MAN CAVE and still have it all over the place. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you again, Trish Butler

    • says

      I not only have a very large kitchen with lots of cupboards for storage, I also have a separate candy making kitchen with lots more storage. I am pretty organized and have shelves, drawers and bins that I use.

  2. says

    THis is so fun. My friend told me about sandwich cakes few years back, she
    made one for a party, but I haven't had a chance to make it yet. Your version
    is so super cute and I'm sure really tasty too. Thanks for sharing this Beth.

    • says

      I am now excited to make these for a party. They tasted so much better than I imagined they would, and I'd be happy to serve them to my family and friends.

  3. says

    Ooohhhh….I love these! Yes, I have had them but I have Scandanavians in my family! I have never seen these mini ones and I love them a lot!! These I must try and make – they are a huge graduation party staple.

    • says

      I was so surprised to find just how popular these sandwich cakes are in the Scandinavian culture. They are such a fun thing to serve at parties and for special occasions. The little cakes were really cute. I'm glad you like them.

  4. Anonymous says

    Thank you Beth and Sue (Muchkin Munchies) for the April Fools Day idea. Always looking for something new and fun for all Holidays.

    Trish Butler

  5. Gabby says

    As I appreciate your attempt at recreating a part of my heritage, I am sad to say, your ideas missed the mark. The idea is to take “tea-time” sandwiches and add massive fanfare. We use a ton of seafood like lox and shrimp, liver pate mixes, tons of cucumber, eggs, roast beef and horseradish, dill, lemons and tomatoes, this may all seem so complex, but the Smörgåstårta is not all about filling, but more about garnish. Traditionally always always a mixture of real mayonnaise and creme fraiche or whipped cream, it is not common with cream cheese(makes it gross). The biggest disappointment is using biscuits…no no no…. Smörgåstårtor are decadent and not supposed to be simple. Make regular sandwiches and stack them and call them sandystacks or something, but please do not put this is the same category as something I have taken years to perfect, thanks.

    • says

      I was unfamiliar with Smörgåstårta until I was asked to develop mini versions using a client’s product, the biscuits. They wanted me to simplify the dish using some more common American lunch ingredients. I did my best to create festive little versions of the original with a twist. I applaud those of you who create these edible masterpieces. They are truly impressive.

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