I hope you enjoy the scrumptious almond cake on this post and the two delicious pressure cooker recipes on my other post.
This would be a great summer dessert, maybe serve some berries on the side. I really hope you try this cake.
It's easy to prepare, and takes about 45 min. to bake. Every time I write this recipe out for some one, my mouth waters and I wish for a piece!
Gadget: 12 inch Kaiser Half Cake Pan/Scandinavian Almond Cake Pan.
Serve on a pretty rectangular bread/cake tray. (See below for both items.)
You may be able to find similar items at a Homegoods store near you.
I've made this melt in your mouth, highly addictive almond cake a few times and it has gotten rave reviews from guests. It makes a great impression when brought along for as a hostess gift too! The cake is moist, the almond flavor is outstanding!
http://www.food.com/recipe/scandinavian-almond-cake-347453 with almonds
http://www.food.com/recipe/Scandinavian-Almond-Cake-345913 without almonds
- 1Beat sugar, egg, extract, and milk together.
- 2In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
- 3Combine the two mixtures and add melted butter.
- 4Mix well.
- 5Grease loaf pan and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Pour in batter.
- 6Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Edges must be golden brown. Cool in pan before removing. Cake will break if removed too soon! (NO NEED...SEE MY EASY GLIDE CAKE BELOW)
As mentioned above, you can use a loaf pan, or if you want to get a bit fancy, you can use the traditional Scandinavian Almond Cake pan. I've used both and each pan works just fine. Be sure to spray the pan liberally with Baker's Secret, or Crisco.
|Pan and Ingredients|
|Pan showing the almond indents.|
|Smooth, shiney, light batter. Whipped & whisked with a fork.|
Dry ingredients, mixed in with a fork. Melted butter incorporated slowly.
|Spray liberally with Baker's Joy, you'll thank me.|
|Added whole almonds.|
|Put a dollop of batter to hold the almonds in place.|
Then added the remainder of the batter.
|This is about how it should look in the pan.|
|After 45 minutes, done!|
|Glided easily out of the pan onto a cooling rack.|
|Getting ready to liberally dust with confectionery sugar.|
Added sanding sugar to center indent.
|Dusted and plated.|
|First cut reveals almond, and buttery edges.|
Almond aroma is heavenly!