Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Swedish Almond Cake

Good morning! A happy Monday to you! How was your weekend, did you get any sun or were you in the ferocious weather that seemed to take over the Mid-west for most of the weekend? I was lucky, the weather was gorgeous, sunny,  and perfect. 

I am a huge fan of chocolate obviously because I have another blog, Once Upon A Chocolate Life devoted solely to that, but my other favorite flavor is almond. I love it in cakes, cookies, danish, candy and pretty much any other thing that I can flavor with it. Lately, I have been baking a lot with marzipan and almonds and this weekend I baked the easiest and tastiest cake of all of the recipes I have tried so far. It is perfect with a cup or tea for breakfast or served as dessert perhaps with a few berries. 

Swedish Almond Cake
Recipe from Shugary Sweets
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp coarse sugar (pearl sugar)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9' round pan and cut a piece of parchment to fit the bottom. In mixer fitted with paddle attachment, blend sugar with zest from one lemon. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add in salt and almond and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour and melted butter then pour batter into greased and floured 9 inch cake pan. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and almonds on top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, cool several minutes, then run a knife around the pan and turn out onto cooling rack remove parchment and turn upright to cool. 


Have a great week!


  1. This looks amazing…wish I had a slice right now!! Happy start to your week!

  2. My mother made something very much like this. It was tasty.

  3. Hello Elizabeth.. this looks fabulous. Just forwarded your post to 2 of my buddies that love to bake.

  4. Yum! I love anything almond and this looks especially delicious! xoxo


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