Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Swedish Almond Cake


This was my second attempt at a Swedish Almond cake.  I made it using a special pan that I purchased at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.  The cake was a hit at our holiday party -- so moist and fragrant!

We had a few Swedes at the party and they did not complain about it, which I took as a positive sign.  The only thing I would do differently next time is increase the baking time by a few minutes so the center is more done.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Flourless Chocolate Cakes



Take note! These individual chocolate cakes are very birthday-worthy.  They are very rich with an intense chocolate flavor and not overly sweet.  Top them with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream and a candle for a special adult birthday.  Happily they aren't very time consuming to make.  You can also make them a few days ahead of time-perfect for a mid-week birthday.

If you prefer one large cake, you can bake the same quantity of batter in a deep pie pan.