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    Toscakaka / Tosca Cake (Swedish Almond Cake)

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    Total Time:

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    1 hrs 45 mins

    1 hrs

    45 mins

    mamapantalones's Note:

    This recipe comes from a collection that my swedish mom and her friends put together for a hospital benefit cookbook many years ago when we lived in Omaha, NE. (Around the time I was born - 31 years ago...:) They created and entire Scandinavian section! Recipes like this one have been in my life since I was a child and now I'm making them for my family! This is fabulous cake that goes really well with an afternoon cup of coffee - Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    slices

    Units: US | Metric

    CAKE

    ALMOND SUGAR TOPPING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For Cake:.
    2. 2
      Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    3. 3
      Sift 1 cup plus 1 tablespoons of flour with baking powder and salt.
    4. 4
      Stir in flour mixture alternately with cream, stir until well blended.
    5. 5
      Add melted butter or margarine, blend until smooth.
    6. 6
      Butter a pie plate and sprinkle with fine, dry breadcrumbs or flour; coat well. Spoon batter into 9" pie plate. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until middle of cake is firm.
    7. 7
      For Almond Sugar Topping:.
    8. 8
      Combine almonds with remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring until mixture begins to bubble.
    9. 9
      Remove from heat and stir briskly a few times.
    10. 10
      Spread top of cake very gently with Topping.
    11. 11
      Turn up heat to 375 degrees, return cake to oven and bake 5-10 minutes longer, with a cookie sheet under the pan to prevent the bottom of cake from getting overdone. bake cake until topping is brown and bubbly.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 12, 2011

      55

      This is such a great, simple recipe. Like the other reviewer says, it will produce that crackled appearance after it has dried and cooled.

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    • on November 07, 2009

      55

      This is goooood! I was a little hesitant about cooking this in a pie plate, but followed the directions! I was concerned when I checked it for firmness and saw that it had collapsed in the center. But I forged on! So happy I did, mamapantalones! The topping browned nicely, and when it was cooled, the top crackled and became very crisp. A love it when a simple recipe gives such excellent results, even when I thought it was ruined! Thnx for sharing your recipe, mama! Made for My-3-Chefs 2009

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    Nutritional Facts for Toscakaka / Tosca Cake (Swedish Almond Cake)

    Serving Size: 1 (97 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 411.0
     
    Calories from Fat 218
    53%
    Total Fat 24.3 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    66%
    Cholesterol 101.9 mg
    33%
    Sodium 333.5 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.9 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 30.1 g
    120%
    Protein 4.9 g
    9%

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