Posted on 02-11-2011
Filed Under (cakes, recipes) by jenny

Being a bit over saturated by Halloween posts and sweets all over the internet, I’ve been hearing old Cardigans records, stumbling through swedish blogs, retouching pictures from my last trip to Stockholm and baking a delicious Swedish visiting cake. I found this super easy and quick recipe here and adapted it. Smaklig måltid :heart:

Swedish visting cake

Ingredients for a 22cm diameter cake

*200g sugar
*grated zest of 1 lemon
*2 large eggs
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon almond or rum extract
*120 all purpose flour
*120 g unsalted butter, melted

For the topping
*40g sliced almonds
*2 tablespoons sugar mixed with some cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger


Preheat the oven @175ºC and butter and line ( baking paper) a 22cm diameter cake pan.
In a medium bowl mix the sugar with the lemon zest and stir with your fingertips until the sugar is moist.
Whisk in the eggs one at a time until well blended and add the salt, vanilla and almond extract.
Stir in flour with baking powder and mix well, then fold in the melted butter.
Place in the baking pan and sprinkle the almonds on top. Then sprinkle the sugar mix on top of the almonds.
Let bake for ca 30-35 min until golden on the outside ( make the toothpick test ).
After removing the pan from the oven let cool for 10 minutes, before you enjoy the cake warm or cold :heart:

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miss b on 2 November, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

This looks delicious – I love anything which contains almonds!

Marine on 2 November, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

and the ornaments around the cake, where does the lovely owl come from please?

jenny on 2 November, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

Hi Marine,
I bought the owl in Stockholm – I think it’s from ” Lagerhaus” :)

Megan on 2 November, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

Lovely! And almonds are dreamy.

Malena on 2 November, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

I love your blog. And I am Swedish, living in the US. Thanks for the sweet little tribute! I sooo know what that cake taste like :)

Pao Sánchez on 2 November, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

My sambo`s favorite!!! thank u Jenny

nina on 7 November, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

es geht doch nichts über ein bisschen royalen kitsch =)

Ben on 10 November, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

This blog is incredible! I lived in Barcelona for two years but never got to try any of your cakes :( I will visit in the new year, where can I buy something?!

Thank you! Ben

jenny on 11 November, 2011 at 10:53 am #

Hola Ben, I don’t have a shop – I do the muffins, cupcakes and personalized cakes only upon order….best Jenny

Tu Manu on 11 December, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

Ahhh!!!me encanta esa taza!miss you Jenny me encanta verte por tu blog!