Super Easy Swedish Midsummer Layer Cake

This Swedish Midsummer Cake is a super simplified-realistic- version of this Scandinavian summer staple. Midsummer is celebrated in Sweden in late June around the same time as the Summer Solstice, so I thought this would be a fun recipe to share with you to celebrate the first day of Summer!


Traditionally made with sponge cake, I wanted to make an easy and quick recipe using only items available in the Green Bean store so I opted for Brooke’s Naturals white cake mix, (making this recipe gluten free as well!)

The most delectable part of this recipe is the fresh strawberries, strawberry jam and whipped cream! Yes please!


It’s light and fluffy, super simple and summery!


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of pans

-Add eggs, melted butter, oil, vanilla, water/milk and dry mix. Blend well

-Pour into cake pan(s) and bake for 20-25 minutes Allow cakes to cool on wire racks prior to assembling

-While cake is baking, make whipped cream as follows (easiest when using a kitchen mixer):

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

-Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes

-Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and add the whipping cream. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks


-Once cakes have cooled, cover the top of the first layer with strawberry jam, whipped cream and half of chopped berries

-Stack second cake on top. Cover with jam, whipped cream and then garnish with both chopped and whole berries

Top with as much whipped cream as you like. I prefer to leave the sides naked so you can see the layery goodness!

Its just that simple, enjoy!

Recipe Credit

Hello there, I’m Cristina! I have been with Green Bean Delivery for a few months now after returning back home to Indiana from the Seattle, WA area. I am part of the Member Services team as well as the Digital Copy Specialist here at GBD. In my free time I love to cook, but more importantly, I love to EAT (especially tacos)! Truth be told, I am not too good at following recipes and believe that making good food doesn’t always have to be so complicated! I like to refer to these culinary creations as “Realistic recipes” When I am not busy whipping up something in the kitchen, I like cruising around town on my bicycle and rediscovering all that Indianapolis has to offer!