Sandwich cake

One of my favourite French blog, Amuses bouche, is a treasure trove of beautiful cakes and pastries. This lady has a real talent for creating culinary enchantment and if you browse through her blog, you will surely find lots of ideas for birthday or celebration cakes as well as how to turn the most mondane dish into a creative and enticing marvel. This is the case for this sandwich cake. She has successfully turned the sandwich into a feast for the eye! For this cake, she uses Swedish bread and because I can’t find them easily in Ireland, I decided to opt for my friend Carine’s “Pain polaire” (recipe here). If you are going to make the bread from scratch, then start this recipe the day before. You can assemble the cake in the morning and keep in the fridge until serving but bear in mind that it would be best to eat the same day to avoid soggy cucumbers…




Source: Amuses bouche

Serves 6

4 Swedish breads

1/2 cucumber
6 slices of smoked salmon (about 200g)
180g Philadelphia or cream cheese
Minced dill
1 tsp lemon juice

200g Philadephia or cream cheese
Cherry tomatoes
Chives, cut into different lengths
Radishes, sliced


  1. Mix the Philadelphia, salt, lemon juice and minced dill together in a bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumber.
  3.  Place one slice of Swedish bread on the serving plate.
  4. Spread with some of the cream cheese mixture. Add smoked salmon slices to cover neatly the bread.SandwichCake_001
  5. Spread some cream cheese mixture underneath the second slice of bread and place on top of the salmon.
  6. Spread more cream cheese and add neatly the cucumber slices.SandwichCake_002
  7. Repeat step 5 and 6 with smoked salmon instead of cucumber.
  8. Finish with a slice of bread.
  9. Mix the cream cheese of the topping to make it smooth and ice the whole cake with it.    SandwichCake_003
  10. Finally decorate with the chive around the cake, cherry tomatoes and slices of radishes.


11 Responses to Sandwich cake

  1. Wow Nora, what a beautifully different way to serve sandwiches! I love the chive grass around the outside. Thanks to you and to Amuses Bouches for sharing!

    • French Foodie

      Thanks Madame Thermomix. Indeed, this is an impressive sandwich to bring to the table 😉

  2. Hum, il est original et surement excellent !!

  3. Hello Nora, this looks wonderful and I would love to make it for Mother’s Day which is this Sunday in Australia. Could you please explain what Swedish breads are and a possible substitute if not available in Australia. Thank you for your wonderful recipes.

  4. Hi Nora, I’ve just printed out the Swedish bread recipe, so it looks as though I’ll be busy cooking. Thank you.

  5. très printanier !! bravo bises

  6. j’adore ton idée de le présenté bizzz

  7. bonjour nora,voila bien longtemps que je n’avais pas eu de tes nouvelles!!
    j’espère que tu va bien!! bonne journée a toi!

  8. This looks amazing! Love the concept! Cant wait to make it…. I might just ask the baker to slice a round loaf ‘the other way’ for me… Not sure what a swedish loaf is?

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