Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Swedish Visiting Cake
I first baked this cake about a month ago, after my friend Jen posted her TWD weekly bake on her blog. The cake name itself made me curious and after I went to Nancy's blog, I was ready to get in the kitchen and bake my own!! I love simple, unpretentious, wholesome goodness cake such as this.
I've made this cake 5 times in 2 weeks. Yes, I love it that much!! The one shown here was my second bake, where I doubled the recipe and baked it in a pie dish. I wish I have a cast iron skillet so I could bake in it as suggested by Dorie. What I can say is, skillet or no skillet, this was a hit!!
I love everything about this cake - the dense texture, the crunchy almond top and the fragrant citrusy lemony sweetness. I brushed my cake with some honey, as my cake looked a little dry (left it in the oven a tad too long). The intention was to have a slightly damp and moist look (to make it look good in pictures, of course! but without me knowing, the mild honey taste actually complimented the overall cake. And that was great!