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Swedish Almond Cake

Light and airy Swedish almond cake makes a wonderful dessert your family will love! A nice meringue is folded into ground almonds and flour. Once it is baked you add a creamy almond custard like filling and topping. This is a great from scratch cake recipe. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword almond cake, almond cream filling, custard, scratch cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 18
Calories 387 kcal


Almond Cake

  • 1 lb almonds ground (do not remove skins)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 7 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 dash Kosher salt

Almond Cream Filling and Topping

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cups sugar
  • 7 egg yolks beaten
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 4 Tbsp slivered almonds toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 400'F
  2. First, make the almond pastry base: Using a stand mixer, beat the egg whites with vanilla, sugar and cream of tartar until they form stiff peaks, like for meringue.
  3. Place almonds in a food processor then grind until they resemble a coarse meal. Combine the ground almonds with the flour. Next, gently fold the almond meal and flour mixture into the meringue until they are thoroughly combined.
  4. Next, line a 13"x 9" baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the almond mixture into the baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Allow the "cake" to come to room temperature, then invert onto a large cutting board.
  5. To prepare the filling: In a double boiler heat cream and sugar. Slowly add in the beaten yolks while whisking. Then,stir in the almond extract and slowly stir in the unsalted butter until it all melts into the custard.
  6. Next, transfer the custard to a bowl and place in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours.
  7. Toast the almonds until slightly brown.
  8. Finally, to assemble the dessert, cut the almond cake in half lengthwise. Spread half of the filling/topping and top with the other half. Sprinkle the toasted almonds on top.

Nutrition Facts
Swedish Almond Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.