Sometimes you hear of a recipe that so far exceeds your expectations that you want to make it again and again. This is such a recipe. My friend Judy sent me the recipe months ago. I had not gotten around to making it yet. I had even bought the special pan for the cake and STILL did not make it. Tonight I made it for our early morning eaters. I think they will love it, if they try it.
The recipe is called Swedish Almond Cake. It could not be easier to make. I am sure it would be good even without the cool pan.
This is the recipe as I made it:
Swedish Almond Cake
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350º.
Grease a 9 by 5 loaf pan or the special almond cake pan that lets you cut perfect slices.
Stir the sugar, egg, almond extract and milk thoroughly. In a separate bowl stir together the flour and baking powder. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the melted butter and stir until smooth. Add a handful of slivered almonds if you like. Pour into prepared pan.
Next time I will cook it for 40 minutes instead of the 50 minutes. It was still wonderful but the crust on the end slices was a bit hard.
Very light. Very yummy.