The other week, I threw a Scandi-inspired dinner party. The whole event was such a fun time and I made a gorgeous cake for dessert, which went down as a hit of the night (the leftovers were enjoyed by the office the next day at work). It was a gorgeous Scandinavian almond and lemon cake, and it was too good not to share the recipe with you.
The recipe itself comes from this cookbook, which I highly recommend investing in. Great wholesome recipes that are perfect for this autumn weather.
This cake is perfect for a dinner party or even afternoon tea with the girls. It goes great with coffee and tea. It would also be perfect for a simple birthday cake. Delicious, moist and can be partly made the night before to ensure no hassle. Exactly what you need when cooking for a lot of people.
- 250 g butter, plus extra for greasing
- 200g ground almonds
- 250g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 150g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 100ml milk
- 200g cream cheese
- 1 lemon zest plus lemon juice
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat the eggs one at the time, beating well after each addition. Sift the flour and baking powder & mix them into the ground almonds. Fold this mixture into the creamed mixture, using a spatula, adding the milk till the mixture reaches dripping consistency.
Pour the mixture into a lined cake tin and bake for an hour, or until cooked. Leave to cool on a cooling rack. At this point, you can wrap the cake up and place in a fridge until you need to frost it. I would only do this 24-hours in advance. Any longer and it might not be moist enough to enjoy.
For the icing, mix the cream cheese, lemon zest and juice in the bowl. Stir in the sugar until combined. Spread the icing on the cake and serve. Ideally with lovely tea or coffee.
Let me know when you will be trying this cake. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! You can also check out more of my recipe posts here on the blog.