Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TWD: Swedish Visiting Cake


This week was a mini-cake double header for me, since we were out of town on spring break last week (more on that later). This week's official cake was Swedish Visiting Cake, chosen by Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. I also made last week's cake, Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake, brought to us by Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350.


In a word, I thought they were both terrific cakes, and if I had to pick a favorite? Well, it's kind of like asking me whether I liked Sammy Hagar's version of Van Halen better or David Lee Roth's. My answer would be, whichever one I was listening to at the time. Whichever one of these cakes I was noshing on right then, that one was my favorite.

I made the Swedish Visiting Cake as written in the book.


I did change up the Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake since I'm not a fan of either coffee or walnuts. Mine was coffee and espresso-less and I used ground almonds in place of the walnuts.


My youngest, who is notoriously picky, really liked the bundt cake too. I made two minis from a quarter of the recipe and he ate 1 1/2 of them.

I'm going to try to get a few pictures of our trip to Washington D.C. and surrounding area up in the morning, but for now, mom needs some sleep.

If you'd like to see either recipe, please visit Nancy or Erin's blog. Or you can get your hands on a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, from My Home to Yours".

19 comments:

Katrina said...

Wow, 2 cakes in 1! Great job. Love your small SV cake and how tall it looks.

Pamela said...

I love minis, but that mini visiting cakes look so GREAT!

Erin said...

Your mini bundts are perfect, and I totally agree with you on Van Halen and the cakes :)

vickys said...

I have the book and always turn to stare at the Swedish visiting cake and then, flip the page. Never occurred to me that i WANT to make it. But now I think i do!

bexbakes said...

Love your cute little cakes. Why are little things so adorable? And tasty!

Susi said...

Great looking little cakes. The Swedish Visiting cake looks especially good!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Minis are the way to go when you're playing "catch up" - yours are great looking and I'm glad that they were both a hit with you. Thanks for baking along with me this week.

CB said...

*cough Overachiever cough* Making all us marbled cake slackers look bad! HA! Glad you enjoyed both cakes.
-CB
http://iheartfood4thought.com

Clivia said...

Your cakes look delicious! I've got to start making minis. they are so photogenic.
Well done!

Jeannette said...

what impressive marbling on your mini! and a double header post? you get brownie points!

vibi said...

Oh! minis... bundts... marbeling... Hummmm...

Ding! Dong!

Marthe said...

Both look amazing! Mini's are always good in my book :)

Tia said...

wow both are impressive!

elra said...

Very cute mini cakes, got to check out the recipe. Sounds really inviting.

Susan said...

I did a two-fer last week with the Coconut Tea cake and the Mocha-Walnut cake. Great job on doing both recipes you did this week. :) They both look great!

margot said...

Yum, yum! Both treats look great. I hope you enjoyed your vacation (and a little rest this week).

Jessica said...

Both of your mini versions of the treats look wonderful! I'm glad that you enjoyed these cakes.

mike said...

Very impressed - two at once! I can barely get one done. I agree - mini's are the way to go when you have to double up! These look wonderful - both versions - and they are BOTH my favorite cakes now.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

More power to you! Both cakes look amazing!