Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Swedish Visiting Cake

This a very easy and very tasty cake.  The simple flavors of lemon and almond meld into a delicious cake. I was surprised it did not have any baking powder or soda in the recipe.  I wondered about this, but went with it anyway, and I'm so glad I did! 

I loved that I could make it in my cast iron skillet.  Did you know that cooking in cast iron is good for you?  It's an easy way to add iron into your diet, and it's free from harmful toxins sometimes found in cookware.
Here is a tempting slice just for you!  I made this cake and brought it to Connect Group this past Friday.  It was the perfect way to break bread with friends.  

Sometimes the most simple things in life are the best.  Enjoy your week!

If you would like to try this cake you can find the recipe on Nancy's blog at The Dogs Eat The Crumbs or on page 197 in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.


  1. great color and perfect browning on yours. good job!!! like the authentic cast iron way to go!

  2. Thank you for providing me a reason to tell my husband about why I need (yet) another kitchen gadget. He can't argue with needing more iron in my diet right? HA HA!

  3. Your cake looks perfect! This was so good!

  4. I'm so glad you set out a slice just for me - it looks perfect! I agree that the simple things are often the best; it was certainly true of this cake. I'm glad you had a group to share the cake's goodness. Thanks for baking along with me this week.

  5. Simple and delicious are just the perfect description for this cake. It was wonderful and your pictures are great!

  6. Yours is one of the few I've seen actually baked in a skillet as Dorie suggests. Nice to hear it's good for us.

    BTW, those cinnamon rolls look very good. Do you have a house for sale in your neighborhood? It would be fun to live close and share the stuff we bake, don't you think?

  7. I was just reading your "about" page and noticed where you live after I wrote the above comment. We're not that far apart. Same state anyway. (I live in Arlington, Tx) But not really close enough to share cinnamon rolls. Oh well....