Thanksgiving is upon us and I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes for dessert. This easy almond cake recipe is awesome because it’s super easy to prep, very quick to bake, and tastes so good! This almond cake is also known as Swedish Visiting Cake, which is such an appropriate name. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this cake when I’ve needed a quick dessert because I waited till the last minute to make a dessert to take to someone’s house or when I was expecting company. This cake is a snap to put together, and bakes in about 25 minutes. No joke! Everyone who tastes this simple and easy almond cake loves it, and I always get requests for the recipe.
I am also very excited to post my very first video ever. Videos and GIFs seem to be all the rage these days. I could literally watch those Tasty, Food52, Tip Hero videos all day long. How hard can it be to make one of those, right? Well, let me tell ya, they take a LOT of work! But I’ve done my first one, and I’ve learned so much along the way. I was very tempted to trash it and start over, but after all that work, I just had to post it. And I know that you, dear reader, won’t be too hard on me. I hope you enjoy it! Hopefully it’s the first of many more. Happy Thanksgiving!
Easy Almond Cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
- Mix together sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl.
- Add in both eggs and beat well.
- Add salt and extracts and beat until well blended.
- Stir in flour and mix well.
- Fold in melted butter until incorporated.
- Empty batter into cake pan and top with almond slices.
- Bake cake for 25 minutes, until golden on top and at the edges.
- Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan by running a knife along the edge.
- Turn cake out onto a rack and cool before serving.
- The cake may seem a bit undercooked on the inside, but it will be just fine. This cake can be mixed entirely by hand with a spatula or with a handheld beater.