I have to admit, the recipe for Swedish Visiting Cake is probably not one I would have chosen myself. That’s one of the best parts of this baking group, someone else picks and brings you out of your comfort zone. This is actually a really easy cake, easier than most in fact. It’s baked in a cast iron skillet, giving it an amazingly chewy center and a delectable crunchy crust.
The flavor of this cake is phenomenal, credit mostly to the additional of almond extract, one of my all time favorites. This cake actually reminds me a lot of the Cherry Almond Cake I made last year using the fresh sour cherries I picked from my neighbor’s tree. Can’t wait to do that again this year! In fact, now that I’ve made this Swedish Visiting Cake in the cast iron skillet, I think I may try the Cherry Almond Cake in it as well. Amazing results!
Many, many thanks go out to Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs for choosing this delicious treat. if you would like to try the recipe yourself, visit Nancy’s blog as she will have it posted there. Or if you have the book, turn to page 197 of Baking From My Home to Yours.
Oh, and in closing I just had to share this with you. My youngest, Dominic (11) likes to cook with me and I occasionally find that he has swiped my camera and left some sort of silliness on its memory card. Below is the picture I found when I went to download the pictures for this post. Gotta love my Dommy. ;)