Swedish Almond Cake

swedish almond cake

A deliciously moist almond cake.  Perfect for afternoon fika!



You will need a special Scandinavian Almond Cake Pan for this recipe, available at fine Scandinavian stores everywhere or on  A worthy investment, I assure you!

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons pure almond extract

2/3 cup whole milk

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cake pan generously with baking spray such as Pam with flour.  This is important!  The cake is likely to stick to the pan otherwise.  Place prepared pan on a cookie sheet.

2.  Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.

3.  In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, almond extract and milk.  Add flour mixture and whisk until mixed well.  Add butter and mix until fully combined.

4.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Place cookie sheet with pan on top into the oven.  Bake for 45-55 minutes or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

5.  Let cake rest in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving tray.  Let rest another 5 minutes before removing the pan.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Keywords: almond cake, Swedish, cake, fika, Nordic, Scandinavian