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Sandwich Cake

posted Jan 2, 2012, 8:41 PM by JustBenke   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 8:52 PM ]
There are probably thousands of sandwich cake recipes out there with many different variations. This one is pretty simple and you can mix it up by adding: seafood, additional meats, cheeses, or fruits, and by adding more of or less of whatever you desire. When I was growing up, sandwich cakes were more a grownup thing. I think because there were so many flavors and often they were heavy on the seafood. When I was younger, I was very picky when it came to seafood. However, my parents were right; my taste buds have changed and today I love seafood!


Now that I am living in California and wanting to introduce sandwich cake to my Californian wife, I’m thinking that maybe I should start with something on the lighter side. It did not take long before I found something that looked about right. I made some small changes and half an hour later it was done and ready to refrigerate. We let the cake rest for about an hour in the refrigerator, and then we dug in. To my relief and delight… my wife loved it!  There will definitely be more sandwich cakes in the Svensson house.


Ben Svensson



Bread 16 slices (I used Honey Wheat)



Ground Mix:

1 1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

3 Tbl Whipped Cream Cheese

2 Tbl Mayo




First Spread:

1/6-1/5 of the Ground mix

2 Tbl Pickle Relish

4 Tbl Braunschweiger


Second Spread:

1/6-1/5 of the Ground mix

5-6 Tbl chopped canned cocktail fruit

1 ½ Small can Deviled Ham


Third Spread:

1/6-1/5 of the Ground mix

3 chopped up hard boiled eggs

3 Tbl Whipped Cream Cheese






6- 8 slices of smoked ham.

6- 8 slices of soft cheese

1 or two handfuls of red Grapes

(Cherry tomatoes if you want to add more color)



Start with the ground mix. Whip the heavy whipping cream (not too much, it should not be hard) then mix in the cheese and mayo. Add salt and pepper after your own taste.

Divide the mix and continue with the three spreads.


Cut of the crust from the 16 bread slices. Place four after each other in a line. Spread a thin layer of butter on top of the row bread. Spread the first spread over the first layer of bread. Then place four slices on top of the first spread, butter the slices lightly. Spread the second spread on top of the second layer of bread. Continue with another four slices of bread, and then spread the third spread over the third layer of bread. Place the last layer of bread slices, and then use the last of the ground mix to cover top and sides of the cake.

Dress the sides with fresh green lettuce (the ground mix on the sides works as a glue and holds the lettuce in place.) Now for decoration on top, roll the ham to rolls and place in what ever pattern you like. The cheese you can roll as you we did with the ham or use small cookie cutters and cut out stars or hearts or whatever you like. Place some grapes on top and in between ham and cheese and why not also around the cake. Enjoy!