When I was a boy, my mormor had a Swedish friend who lived in Oslo. Gunilla was a spectacular baker, and her specialty was her “Swedish Visiting Cake.” Every time we’d visit Gunilla, she’d bake the cake and offer it to us with tea. 


I fancied myself as a clever little boy, and I began frequently planting seeds with Mormor that we were long overdue for a visit with Gunilla. Eventually, after several visits, Mormor told me that she knew I just wanted to visit Gunilla so I could eat her visiting cake, and she gifted me with this recipe that I still use to this day!

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Serves 8

You will need:
1 cup sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon sugar for topping
whipped cream, for serving
fresh berries, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large baking bowl, mix sugar and lemon.
  3. Stir in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Add salt and extracts and mix well.
  5. Stir in the flour, and once it's all incorporated, stir in the butter. The butter will separate but keep stirring until you have a smooth cake batter.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9-inch round cake pan.
  7. Top with almonds and sugar.
  8. Bake until golden, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before enjoying with whipped cream and fresh berries.

TIP:

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When I was a boy, my mormor had a Swedish friend who lived in Oslo. Gunilla was a spectacular baker, and her specialty was her Swedish Visiting Cake. Every time we’d visit Gunilla, she’d bake the cake and offer it to us with tea.

When I was a boy, my mormor had a Swedish friend who lived in Oslo. Gunilla was a spectacular baker, and her specialty was her Swedish Visiting Cake. Every time we’d visit Gunilla, she’d bake the cake and offer it to us with tea.
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