Swedish Almond Cake

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In January, my garden club becomes a book club and we discuss a garden-themed book.  The Garden of Evening Mists by Taiwanese author Tan Twan Eng, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and The Signature of All Things by local author Elizabeth Gilbert,  have been some of my favorite reads.  One year a beautiful cake was served and soon everyone was swooning over this simple cake in a most intriguing shape.  Its baker, Cindy, told us it was a Swedish Almond Cake, a traditional and popular cake in Sweden.img_1369  Its elongated, half round, ribbed shape was obtained by baking the cake in a special pan.  This cake pan is as common in Sweden as the Bundt is in North America and often sold with the recipe attached. Continue reading