Monday, April 12, 2010

TWD-Swedish Visiting Cake

This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is Swedish Visiting Cake. The best way to describe this cake is easy, easy, easy. It takes only about five minutes to stir it up and about 25 minutes to bake. And even better you just use one bowl and no mixer. The only thing I would change is maybe cutting down a bit on the almond extract.

I love anything made in an iron skillet. It just seems so homey. You feel like everything is right with the world, like going back to your grandmother's kitchen. My grandmother had a cake very similar to this. She called it her little butter cake. She could transform it many different desserts. She would use it for her strawberry shortcake or add a pecan, butter, and cinnamon topping and she had a great coffee cake. Add a brown sugar sauce and she had a quick dessert. She could make a great pineapple upside down cake using this recipe. But my all time favorite was her banana upside down cake. Yum yum. This cake, warm from the oven with a spoonful of whipped cream was heavenly. I need to make this cake soon.
Thanks to Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs for choosing this great recipe. Please be sure to check out her blog for the recipe. She has a great site, you'll love it.


Jennifer said...

This cake is beautiful Sharon! I skipped this week and now I wish I hadn't!

Jessica said...

I agree with your grandmother, a cake recipe like this is a wonderful thing to have in your baking arsenal. Your cake looks lovely, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

TeaLady said...

Great looking cake.

Endless possibilities for a little cake like this. Sounds like your granny had the right idea.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I love the way your cake looks, and yay! for White Lily Flour. I have a bit of the original stuff that I've been hoarding! Thanks for telling us about your Grandmother's butter cake. I've been thinking that Dorie's cake was super versatile, and now you've given me some more ideas of things to try with it. Thanks for baking along with me this week.