Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Swedish Visiting Cake

The saying 'less is more' is so true in the case of this cake. Simpler is definitely better!! 10 minutes (or maybe even less!) was all that was required and the minimal ingredients was the plus factor. Who would've thought something so simple can be so sinful!! I LOVE THIS CAKE!! now, of course the recipe's great -- it's Dorie's!!

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!


  1. ...and the award goes to... Susi for being the first to comment on this blog!! :D

    thanks, Susi!

  2. LOL, I didn't know there were awards ;o)

  3. NO!! I was first!!!! I tried commenting at least 3 times, maybe 4...on the chockablock post. You must've blocked me!! :-)

    I love this cake too, but perhaps not as much as you to make it 5 times in couple weeks!!! It is a great cake - simple and unpretentious - you've hit the nail right on the head! BTW, recipe was given to Dorie by her Swedish friend. I guess I need to treasure the few recipes that our Swedish friends had shared with me last year - that was way before I got serious with baking. Ok, let me go check the emails again....

    Keep on blogging!!
    P.S I love the blog design, the photos, the styling.....clean, simple, elegant. C'est parfait!

  4. @ Susi LOL

    @ Jen.. yes!! I was having difficulty commenting on MY OWN BLOG too... and I don't remember blocking myself ;-) grrrrr

    I'm not totally pleased with the look of the blog yet, but I think it's taking shape.

    now let's see if this comment gets published!!

  5. Hey, this may be the 'swedish almond cake' that they have at ikea. They sell it frozen & i've been trying to get a recipe for it forever.
    I'll have to try this out soon & see if it really is it!

  6. @grapefruit... yes, try it and let us know if it is IT!!

  7. This recipe is a great one. Everyone liked it, who made it. It is a snap to put together and it is tasteworthy.

  8. This looks so delicious with that nutty topping!

  9. Just checking....I don't mind tying for first with, where do I collect my award? ;-)

  10. I loved this recipe in Dories book too and ur cake is sooooo so pretty and perfect , i want a slice rite now!!
    Perfect texture and super moist!!
    Ur one amazing baker!!