The Most Popular Swedish Fika Pastries

Swedish Fika

Swedish Fika

Fika is a beloved Swedish tradition of taking a break to enjoy coffee and a sweet treat with friends, family or colleagues. In Sweden, there are many different pastries that are popular for Fika. Here are some of the most popular Swedish Fika pastries that you should try! 

  1. Cinnamon bun (Kanelbulle): Cinnamon buns are probably the most famous Swedish pastry, and for good reason. These sweet buns are filled with cinnamon, sugar and butter, and are perfect for dipping in coffee or tea. They are often topped with pearl sugar or icing and are a must-try for anyone visiting Sweden.

  2. Cardamom bun (Kardemummabulle): The cardamom bun is another popular Fika pastry in Sweden. These buns are similar to cinnamon buns, but instead of cinnamon, they are filled with cardamom. Cardamom buns are often topped with pearl sugar and are a great alternative for those who aren't fans of cinnamon.

  3. Princess cake (Prinsesstårta): The Princess cake is a classic Swedish dessert that is often served during special occasions like birthdays or weddings. It is a layered sponge cake filled with raspberry jam, vanilla cream, and whipped cream, and is covered in green marzipan. The Princess cake is not only delicious but also a beautiful centerpiece for any Fika table.

  4. Semla: The Semla is a traditional Swedish pastry that is typically eaten during the weeks leading up to Lent. It is a cardamom-flavored bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream, and is often dusted with powdered sugar. Semlas are so popular that there is even a special day dedicated to them in Sweden, called Fettisdagen.

  5. Chocolate ball (Chokladboll): The Chocolate ball is a popular Fika pastry that is loved by both children and adults. It is made with oats, butter, sugar, and cocoa powder, and is rolled in coconut flakes. Chocolate balls are easy to make at home and are perfect for a quick and easy treat.

  6. Caramel square (Kolasnittar): Caramel squares are small, bite-sized pastries that are perfect for sharing during Fika. They are made with a buttery shortbread base and are topped with creamy caramel and chocolate. Caramel squares are a sweet and indulgent treat that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

In conclusion, Swedish Fika is not complete without a delicious pastry. Whether you prefer a classic cinnamon bun or want to try something new like a Princess cake, there is something for everyone. So, next time you take a break for Fika, try one of these popular Swedish pastries and enjoy the sweet taste of Sweden!


P.S., you can order all these delicious treats directly from Nordic Cravings. Feel free to check out our 'Fika' page here.