….to call this “cake.” This is a Swedish “sandwich cake (smörgåstårta).” Sometimes served at gatherings.
When I first came here, I learned the Swedish word for cake (“tårta”) very quickly, as you do. Thus, when I was offered something that sounded like, “bork bork tårta,” I said, “Yes, please – a big slice!”
To which I was served something with eggs and cocktail shrimp. When you are expecting frosting and sugar, I can tell you this is a huge disappointment.
I suspect they do this on purpose to irritate foreigners. The Swedes know good and well this shouldn’t be called “cake.” Never again will I fall for this ruse!
Now, where’s this ostkaka I keep hearing about? That’s cheesecake, right?