We were lucky enough to snag a great guest photographer for today's post - Britta Marie.  It was so fun to have her in the kitchen taking pictures!  Be sure to check out her website - she does amazing work!

When I first decided on the name for my blog, I knew immediately that I wanted to make Swedish Almond Cake at some point.  My mom and grandmas have been making this recipe for as long as I can remember, so it was without a doubt going to make it on the blog.

           

The recipe is really quite simple - nothing out of the ordinary or exotic in this one.  The one downfall, Swedish Almond Cake is made with a particular pan (as seen in the second image below).  If you don't already have one, you can find them at most Scandinavian shops, or even easier, online!

Looking back on when I've eaten this, I realized that I have had it at breakfast with a cup of coffee, for dessert after dinner, or even for an afternoon snack!  I think that is what is so great about it - you can serve it just about anytime!

My niece came over to our house after I had finished baking this and she devoured about two or three slices of it!  However, she quickly lost interest and wanted to watch Barney on Uncle Tommy's computer.

Swedish Almond Cake

1 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2/3 cup milk 1 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 stick melted margarine

Blend the first sugar, egg, almond extract, and milk together well before adding the flour, baking powder, and margarine.  Spray the pan with Pam or cooking oil.  Bake at 350° F for 45-60 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Njut!