Swedish Almond Cake

    50 min

    This wonderful cake is simple and delicious. It's gooey in the middle and meringue-like on the top. Enjoy as a dessert, afternoon tea or elevenses.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 eggs
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 75g unsalted butter
    • 140g flour
    • 55g dry breadcrumbs
    • 50g flaked almonds

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a 23cm springform tin and sprinkle with dry breadcrumbs.
    2. Stir together the egg and sugar. Melt butter and stir into mix. Add flour; mix until smooth, but not fluffy. Spread the batter into the prepared tin. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool slightly before removing from the tin. Cool completely on a wire rack. This cake keeps very well for up to a week in an airtight container or plastic bag.

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    Wow!! I have to say, i was skeptical at first. So easy? So few ingredients? The results were great i did take some liberties, cut down the sugar to 1c and added a packet of vanilla sugar, then a few drops of almond extract. I topped with sliced almonds and a sprinkling of brown sugar, and put it under the broiler for a minute after it was done. I wanted to find out if it was good chilled but it didn't last that long. thanks for the quick, easy, and elegant recipe!  -  15 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a fabulous cake! It is so easy and simple to make and I love the slightly dense, moist and crackly meringue top. This recipe is pretty exact, and I have found that if I try to mess with this recipe in just about any way, it turns into a normal cake without the moistness and meringue top. When I have changed the bread crumbs or mixed too much air into this recipe, or tried to half this recipe I am ususally dissappointed (I think halving the egg is tough and too much egg makes it dry). But give this cake a try and be exact the first time through. It is Elegant and fabulous alone, or with Breyers French Vanilla Ice cream, Hazelnuts and strawberries on the side  -  15 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was so easy to make, you use regular ingredients that you have at home; its fast and taste great. I also added a little vanilla extract which was good!  -  09 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)