Swedish Nut Cake

This cake is very bad for you which is what makes it so good! I often take this for covered dish meals because it can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. But if you want it when it tastes best serve it still slightly warm! 

Swedish Nut Cake


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice 

  • Icing

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (if desired)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 11×7 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, 1/2 cup nuts and baking soda. Add eggs, pineapple and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until smooth and pour into 11×7 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes. Don’t overcook. Cake will be moist.
  4. For the icing: In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in 1/2 cup nuts. (I normally don’t add the nuts to the icing.)

I sometimes add about ¾ cup of coconut, estimated amount, to the cake batter before baking.


2 thoughts on “Swedish Nut Cake

  1. Hi! I subsitute Splenda for sugar, and use “lite” cream cheese. That way, It isn’t as bad for you. I also use almonds instead of walnuts, and the pineapple crushed in its own juice not the heavy syrup. Cake still is very good, and a bit better for those of us watching sugar and fat in take.


    Berean Wife Reply:

    M Grover,

    Thanks for sharing that. I don’t make this cake for at home too often other than for birthdays. It is the birthday cake of choice around here. Otherwise potlucks are the only other time, which means you can’t eat too much of it. I know it would be better for us to cut out the sugar anyway. 🙁

    Berean Wife


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.