Scandinavian Almond Cake

Whether you're enjoying it on a cozy winter evening or savoring a slice during a sunny summer day, this Scandinavian Almond Cake offers a comforting and aromatic experience that showcases the delightful flavors of the Nordic region. Its simplicity and almond-infused charm make it a classic treat that is cherished by many.
January 09, 2024
By Kayley McCabe


  • 1¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1½ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • ⅔ cup Milk
  • 1¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) Salted Butter, melted

To Top

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3+ tablespoons Water
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Powdered Sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an almond cake loaf pan.
  3. Place the sugar, egg, and almond extract in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  4. Pour in the milk and whisk until combined.
  5. Add the flour and baking powder to the mixture.
  6. Whisk in until just combined.
  7. Add the melted butter and whisk just until the butter is blended in.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let sit for 5 minutes, then invert onto a platter and allow to cool to room temperature.
  10.  To Top: Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and slowly whisk in the water, adding more or less for a thick, smooth consistency.
  11. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake.
  12. Sprinkle almonds on top of the glaze and dust with powdered sugar.
  13. Store in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap.

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