I shared this photo on Instagram and Facebook on Friday:
Two Swedish Almond Cakes for the retirement party of a friend. They were a big hit at the part and on social media, too, with several people asking for the recipe. And so, here it is.
Swedish Almond Cake
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp high quality almond extract
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 stick melted butter, slightly cooled.
Preheat oven to 350°
Grease a half loaf pan. I use Pam with flour and it rarely sticks. You could also do the traditional grease and flour method.
Beat the sugar, egg, almond extract and milk until well combined. Add in flour and baking powder and beat until smooth. Slowly stir in the melted butter.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes. The edges will be brown and the center will be slightly puffed. Cool completely in the pan before inverting. Dust with powdered sugar.
And that’s it! It’s a very simple cake to make, it literally comes together in less time than it takes to preheat the oven. Despite that simplicity, or perhaps because of it, it’s very delicious and a Christmas tradition around here.