Swedish Visiting Cake with Mackmyra Whisky Glaze

This cakes comes together in under an hour so you’ll be ready to entertain even the most last-minute guests.
By Dianna Muscari
Swedish Visiting Cake with Mackmyra Whisky Glaze

Swedish Visiting Cake with Mackmyra Whisky Glaze
 
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This cakes comes together in under an hour so you'll be ready to entertain even the most last-minute guests.
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Recipe Type: Baking
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 cup sugar + extra for sprinkling
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Swedish whisky, such as Mackmyra
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Scant ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick {8 tablespoons} butter, melted & cooled
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
Glaze
  • ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Swedish whisky
  • 1-2 teaspoons water
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees {or 325 degrees if using ceramic dish}. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan, cast iron skillet, or ceramic baking dish by greasing liberally with butter.
  2. Combine sugar and lemon zest well by rubbing together with fingers or by using a stand mixer until fragrant and slightly moistened.
  3. Add eggs and beat until the mixture becomes pale. Add vanilla extract and whisky and mix until combined.
  4. In a small bowl combine flour, cardamom, and salt. Sprinkle flour mixture into wet mixture a bit at a time and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Fold or mix in cooled butter until the batter is uniform.
  6. Pour batter into greased dish or pan. Sprinkle with almonds and extra sugar.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes if using a ceramic dish, or 25-30 minutes if using a cake pan. It is ready when the top of the cake begins to turn golden, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
Glaze
  1. In a small bowl, combine ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar with ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon Swedish whisky and 1 teaspoon water. Mix until smooth and a drizzling consistency is reached.
  2. Drizzle over cake before serving.
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