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scandinavian almond-less almond cake

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

I have a friend with severe nut allergies and this way she can enjoy Scandinavian Almond Cake without a trip to the Emergency Room. (For the traditional recipe, substitute almond extract for the vanilla. You can also decorate the bottom of the pan with whole blanched almonds before you pour in the batter.)

yield 17 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For scandinavian almond-less almond cake

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1
  • 1/3 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/3 c
    cold water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • powdered sugar, for garnish

How To Make scandinavian almond-less almond cake

  • 1
    Generously grease baking pan with butter, paying special attention to corners and crevices. (Alternate: Spray a loaf pan or Scandinavian cake pan with Pam® spray for baking). Then dust lightly with flour.
  • 2
    Beat sugar, egg, vanilla, cream and water on medium-low speed until well blended. (Alternate: use 2/3 cups milk instead of cream/water combination.)
  • 3
    Add flour and baking powder and mix together. Then add melted butter and beat until light yellow. Pour into prepared pan. Tap filled pan gently on counter. Bake for 40-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • 4
    IMPORTANT - cool completely in pan! For several hours at least before removing cake from pan. It is rich and might break. (Good for trifle in that case!)
  • 5
    Dust top with confectioner's sugar/powdered sugar. Use colored sugar to match the season!

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