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Sliced Swedish Almond Cake on a marble plate

Simple Swedish Almond Cake

A simple recipe for a deliciously moist and tender almond-flavored cake.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Cake, Fika
Cuisine: Nordic, Scandinavian
Keyword: almond cake, cake, fika, Nordic, Scandinavian, Swedish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Kristi


  • Scandinavian Almond Cake Pan


  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • cup whole milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, melted and cooled
  • powdered sugar for serving, if desired


  • 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour the cake pan or spray with nonstick baking spray.  Place prepared pan on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • 2.  Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium 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 35-45 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.  Allow the cake to cool to room temperature. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and serve.


It is extremely important to thoroughly grease and flour the pan or use a nonstick baking spray. This cake is likely to stick to the pan otherwise, especially if the surface of the pan is not nonstick.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg