This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. I love Nancy’s blog, not just because her banner picture is awesome, but because her food pictures are beautiful and she tells it like it is 🙂 This week Nancy chose Dorie’s Swedish Visiting Cake which is located on page 197 in Baking: From My Home to Yours.
I ended up making this cake on Monday before I went to work the closing shift. This cake was quick and easy to make. It reminded me of a pound cake but without all the beating…of butter that is 🙂 I used lemon zest, both vanilla and almond extract, and chose to bake it in a 9-inch glass pie dish because I didn’t want to go digging for the cast iron.
The cake turned out fantastic. It made the entire kitchen smell of sweet lemons…yummy 🙂 Once cooled, I sliced into the cake and ate a slice. It was perfect. The cake has a nice tight crumb, reminiscent of pound cake, and a light lemon and almond flavor. I would definitely make this again. Thanks for choosing a great recipe Nancy.