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Swedish Visiting Cake

September 22, 2013

I am a huge fan of one layer cakes.  They are simple, fast, delicious and there are no leftovers.  When you need a beautiful cake whether it be in the morning, afternoon or for a special dessert don’t forget special treats like this one.  Although I did not spend nearly enough time in Scandinavian countries similar cakes were always present somewhere.  When I saw this recipe from Dorie Greenspan in ‘Baking From My Home to Yours’  I was thrilled and I serve it often.


Swedish Visiting Cake


  • 1 C. Sugar (plus extra for topping cake)
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Lg. Eggs
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 t. Almond Extract
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/4 C. Sliced Almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; 9″ round cake pan
  2. Combine sugar and zest well; add eggs one at a time and beat until mixture is light
  3. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well
  4. Combine the flour and salt in a separate bowl; add the flour mixture into the egg mixture slowly and mix thoroughly
  5. Fold in the cooled butter and stir well
  6. Pour batter into greased pan; Sprinkle with additional sugar and almonds
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes (check with toothpick inserted in center
  8. Remove from oven and cool slightly





Lemon Glaze (optional)

Ingredients and Preparation

1 C. Powdered Sugar, 1-2 T. Heavy Cream, 1/2 t. Lemon Zest

Whisk all ingredients and drizzle on cake

Serves 8

Recipe from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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