Toscakaka / Tosca Cake (Swedish Almond Cake)

Recipe by mamapantalones
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
YIELD: 8 slices




  • For Cake:.
  • Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Sift 1 cup plus 1 tablespoons of flour with baking powder and salt.
  • Stir in flour mixture alternately with cream, stir until well blended.
  • Add melted butter or margarine, blend until smooth.
  • 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.
  • For Almond Sugar Topping:.
  • Combine almonds with remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring until mixture begins to bubble.
  • Remove from heat and stir briskly a few times.
  • Spread top of cake very gently with Topping.
  • 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.