Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Swedish Visiting Cake
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. She picked the Swedish Visiting Cake and you can get the entire recipe on her blog. I’d been looking at this recipe for a long time; it’s just one of those recipes that always catches your eye when you are thumbing through the cookbook. I was excited to make this one and I was not disappointed. This ranks near the top of my Tuesdays with Dorie favorites!
This cake is reminiscent of two other cakes that I really love. Both are single layer cakes with a topping of sliced almonds. One is the Arabian Honey Cake, which has a honey/almond topping and the other is an Orange Almond Cake, which has an orange juice/almond/sugar topping. I thought I had made the Orange Almond Cake for my blog but I guess I haven’t. I’ll have to make that the next time I need to celebrate an occasion! These two cakes are simple and taste wonderful. I’m happy to say that I have a third cake that I can add to my favorites. I just loved this cake.
I loved the simplicity and ease of this cake. I actually had the cake ready to go into the oven before the oven had reached temperature! It’s made in one bowl and mixed by hand. My only concern was that it didn’t include any leavening other than eggs, but I shouldn’t have worried because it rose beautifully. We did eat this hot out of the oven (my husband even grumbled about having to wait 5 minutes for it to cool) and I’m glad that we did. I loved the freshness and the soft texture of this hot-from-the-oven cake.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 197