This Scandinavian almond cake is one of our favorite recipes that our family has been making for generations! This recipe originated in Denmark from our Grandma. It's a delicious, buttery, dense almond cake that is easy to make and requires few ingredients.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- You only need a few ordinary ingredients
- There are no difficult techniques and it comes together easily
- It's buttery and sweet with a dense and moist texture
- The recipe is authentic from our Scandinavian roots
- Unsalted butter - if you are using salted butter, omit the salt
- Pure almond extract - this provides the perfect almond flavoring
- All-purpose flour
- Salt (omit if using salted butter)
- Sliced raw almonds
See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and measurements.
Equipment You’ll Need
- Medium mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Round cake pan, pie dish or tin, or springform pan (we recommend about 9-10" in diameter. You can use a smaller pan, but note the baking time may increase as the thickness of the cake will increase.)
Step by Step Directions
For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 10 inch cake pan or a pie dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, add the melted butter, sugar, eggs, and almond extract. Mix well.
Add the flour and salt and mix well.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to evenly spread it out. Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top.
Bake for 18-24 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center of the cake is fully set. Let the cake cool completely before cutting into slices.
Tips & Variations
- This is a great recipe to make during the holiday season! It's also delicious served with fresh fruit like fresh raspberries or ice cream.
- Top it with powdered icing sugar when serving for an extra pretty look.
Store any leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days. For best results, freeze the leftovers in slices and take them out of the freezer to thaw before serving.
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Scandinavian Almond Cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp pure almond extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
- 1/3 cup sliced raw almonds to sprinkle on top
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9 to 10 inch cake pan, pie dish/tin, or springform pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, add the melted butter, sugar, eggs, and almond extract. Mix well.
- Add the flour and salt and mix well. Add the batter to the prepared pan and use a spatula to evenly spread it out. Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top.
- Bake for 18-24 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center of the cake is fully set (a toothpick should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs). Let the cake cool completely before cutting into slices.
- Top with powdered sugar when serving for an extra pretty look.
- Feel free to serve with fresh raspberries or ice cream.
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