Traditional Swedish Almond Cake Slices

"Published for ZWT III. Recipe from Very simple to make, can be doubled and baked in a 'Bundt' pan or as in recipe states to create almond slices"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
20 slices




  • Preheat oven to 350°F Beat sugar, egg, almond extract and milk together. Add flour and baking powder, then cinnamon, finally adding the butter.
  • Spray baking dish (approx. 10" by 7") with spray oil or any non-stick coating. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until skewer or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  • Cool for 20 minutes, then remove from pan.
  • When ready to serve dust with icing sugar and cut cake into slices approximately 1" by 3.5".

Questions & Replies

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  1. Deborah M.
    Can you use vegetable oil instead of butter or margarine?


  1. flitterflychef13
    So good! Everyone loves it, I will be making again soon :) Followed recipe very closely, just added some heavy cream to make up using non-fat milk and just a sprinkle of the cinnamon. When served warm with powdered sugar, it was incredible! I sprayed the pan heavily and it still stuck on the bottom, really the only problem I had. Was ready in exactly 50 minutes as stated. Thank you!
  2. Terri7579
    Delish! I left out the cinnamon. It did stick to the pan. Next time (AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME!), I will flour the pan as well as spraying it. Someone brought this to a conference I attended. I did not have her recipe, but just searched for "almond cake" and was delighted to find this recipe. It tastes just like the one I sampled. PERFECT! EDIT: I have made this about 10 times now and it gets rave reviews from all who try it. THANK YOU!!!
  3. Queen Mutha
    I LOVE this. Almond is my favorite flavoring! I leave out the cinnamon and bake in a loaf pan. When cool, slice about an inch thick, top with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup, and add a cherry. DELICIOUS!
  4. Meghanmoo
    This was Great! I added poppyseeds (about one teaspoon) and cut back on the butter. I used only 6 tablespoons of butter and threw in a dash of applesauce to compensate. Tasted amazing with strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream. MMmmm...
  5. Stars_Rainbows_Happ
    This recipe is sooooo good! My family loved it. Great texture and almond flavor. There was a nice crust to the cake. I baked in a loaf pan, used 2 tsp almond extract instead of 1.5 tsp, used oat milk instead of cow milk, and added canned mango pieces. Will totally make again!


  1. Mary Ellen R.
    I made it in a loaf pan, and greased (well) and floured the pan.


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