America's Favorite Scandinavian Almond Cake Recipe

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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 cake (18 servings)
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This very popular cake, most often prepared in a special almond cake pan, can be found at almost any American-Scandinavian get-together or holiday bazaar. Toasting the almonds adds a buttery richness to the standard recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1/8 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter, softened to room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Optional Garnish: powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. When oven has come to heat, place almonds in shallow pan and roast in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, just until lightly browned.
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar. Stir in egg, almond extract, and milk. Sift together flour and baking powder; stir into batter until well-blended and no lumps remain.
  3. Lightly coat an almond cake pan or loaf pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle toasted almonds in bottom of the pan, and then pour batter on top.
  1. Bake in the oven until golden-brown, about 40 minutes. Cool thoroughly in the pan to prevent the cake from breaking when removed; sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving. Cake freezes beautifully.

Yield: 18 slices Scandinavian Almond Cake.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 126
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Sodium 146 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)