Amazing Almond Cake Recipe from Scandanavia

Have you ever been to Scandinavia? I once had a 10 hour stopover in Denmark so I had a chance to explore Copenhagen. It was a wonderful time exploring the sites, sounds and tastes. I had an almond cake like this one and it was delicious!

Amazing Almond Cake Recipe from Scandanavia

Have you ever been to one of the Scandinavian countries? It’s on my bucket list to visit Norway to see the norther lights. The peak time to see the northern lights in Norway runs between September and late March. The darkest times between December and January are best to see the amazing spectacle. The best viewing time is during apolar night in the arctic circle between November to January. I’m not sure if I could brave the cold, but I’m sure it would be totally worth it.

A friend of mine shared this almond cake recipe with me and now it’s one of our family favorites. I’ll often make it gluten-free using almond flour as well. I recently found the website: New Scandinavian Cooking where I’m experimenting with other regional recipes. I have absolutely no Scandinavian heritage that I know of, but it’s fun to try recipes from around the world.

Scandinavian Almond Cake Recipe

Serves: Makes 2 loaves

Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 40-50 minutes

Ingredients List:

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Additional Items

Instructions

  • Melt butter.
  • Beat together sugar, milk, egg, and almond extract,
  • Combine baking powder and flour to milk mixture.
  • Mix in melted butter until thoroughly combined.
  • Coat pan with cooking spray.
  • Fill the pan with cake batter.
  • Bake cake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Set cake pan on a rack to thoroughly cool. Do not try to remove while cake is warm as it will crack. When cooled, place the pan upside down and tap. Sides can be loosened with a silicone or wooden tool. Do not use metal as it will scratch the pan.
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Scandinavian Almond Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 1 /4 cups cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cup flour sifted
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Toppings

  • Powdered sugar
  • Almond slivers
  • sprinkles – optional

Instructions

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Beat together sugar, milk, egg, and almond extract,
  3. Combine baking powder and flour to milk mixture.
  4. Mix in melted butter until thoroughly combined.
  5. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  6. Fill the pan with cake batter.
  7. Bake cake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Set cake pan on a rack to thoroughly cool. Do not try to remove while cake is warm as it will crack. When cooled, place the pan upside down and tap. Sides can be loosened with a silicone or wooden tool. Do not use metal as it will scratch the pan.

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Sharon Rooney

    Could this be made in another type of pan? Perhaps a bundt pan

  2. Peeyush

    5 stars
    I tried Amazing Almond Cake and my son loved it. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipe.

  3. Mishelle G

    This looks amazing! I wonder if I have some almond flavouring?!?! I hope so as it looks so good!! Thanks – looks like it maybe this afternoon’s baking experiment!

    Mishelle G

  4. Suraj

    5 stars
    Wow buddy!!! In this lock down period you helped me a lot… Thanks buddy.. I would like to try this tomorrow. Hope my wife will feel great 🙂

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