Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuppakaka: Swedish Almond Cake

I love cakes, cookies and breads that pair well with coffee or tea. There's a certainly mindfulness, a meditation to savoring a bite of baked good and sipping at a warm beverage. This probably explains my love for vin santo and the little biscuits that pair so well with the Italian dessert wine. This little baked good is simple, easy, and is a perfect option to pair with a beverage of your choice (hint: vin santo, amaretto would be beautiful as well) after a lovely dinner.

I actually made this lovely little cake before the holidays when I was so graciously invited to a holiday smorgasbord at Kristen of North Shore Dish's home. I wanted to keep with a Swedish theme so I made a Swedish Apple Cake and this little guy. If you're wondering, the texture is kind of like that of a fresh biscotti - slight crunch on the outside, but soft in the middle.

Tuppakaka: Swedish Almond Cake
Serves: 8-12
Source: Adapted from AllRecipes

2 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 cup + 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon almond extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and sprinkle the bottom with your dry breadcrumbs. Stir together the egg and sugar. Melt butter and stir into egg/sugar mixture until smooth but not fluffy. Stir your almond extract into the mix. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle your almonds on top.

Bake for 25 minutes and allow the cake to cool slightly before removing the sides of the springform pan. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

I can vouch that the original recipe is correct. This cake keeps VERY well in a plastic bag or container for up to and even over a week. Pin It


Tiffany said...

A cake that's like a biscotti! Sounds wonderful!

Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} said...

This looks so yummy and somewhat easy! I think I will have to try it!

Kate @ said...

My kind of cake - crunchy on top soft in the middle ... heavenly! It sounds really good. Those Swedes know their sweets! ;-)

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious

briarrose said...

What a lovely, simple cake. It looks wonderful.

briarrose said...

What a lovely, simple cake. It looks wonderful.