Scandinavian Almond Cake

There’s something about the simplicity of the old world pound cakes that are utterly romantic. The minimal basic ingredients; traditional recipes that have been around for hundreds of years. You’ll want to treat your love…whether a man or woman, a cat or a dog, a friend or a relative, real or imaginary…to some classical music along with this Scandinavian Almond Cake. Edvard Grieg comes to mind. Then sit back with an espresso or champagne and toast to Valentines Day 2020!

Scandinavian Almond Cake

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

Preheat your galley oven to 350º. Put a couple cookie sheets in the oven to help protect the cake from the direct flame.

Spray a loaf pan generously with spray oil like Pam for Baking. Adding a little flour also helps it from sticking to the pan.

Combine sugar, egg,  almond extract and milk in a large bowl. Beat well. Add flour and baking powder and mix. Add melted butter and mix in. This melted butter gives a silky smoothness to the batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place into the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted comes out clean.

Cool in the pan before removing it to a platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Have a very Happy Valentines Day! (And apologies for any offense the mermaid may have caused. She is a practical mermaid…a beautiful dinghy fender, which can be purchased at West Marine!

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