Tuesdays with Mommie III: Swedish Visiting Cake, Bork Bork Bork!

You loved her in Tuesdays with Mommie: Linzer Sables.

You laughed with her and cried with her in the sequel, Tuesdays with Mommie II: Chocolate Souffles.

Now prepare to give her your heart and your stomach in the third installment in this trilogy, Tuesdays with Mommie III: Swedish Visiting Cake Bork Bork BORK!

That’s right, I’m up in San Jose visiting my parents again, and I talked my mom into baking with me once more. (And how perfect is it that it was a VISITING cake that we made for our visit?) For cooking inspiration, we looked to the Ultimate Swedish Chef. Only we’re hardcore, so we took our lustrous mustaches and cooking implements and gave it a little more of a Swedish Iron Chef spin:

I don’t want to trash talk my momma too much, but she was not so excited about making this cake. (Okay, we were not so excited about it.) Let’s face it, it doesn’t sound too glamorous. The ingredient list is plain, and even the name is fairly modest. It just doesn’t have that decadent appeal we look for in a dessert. Even after it was baked, it still looked unassuming.

But the taste? The taste! MERCIFUL HEAVENS, THE TASTE. This cake was phenomenal! We omitted the almonds on the top so it got its flavor from the lemon zest, which was a perfect accompaniment to the fresh strawberries and strawberry-orange sauce. It was light, and moist, with a beautiful sugar crust and a gorgeous texture. We. loved. this. cake.

This is a good cake, as the Swedes would say, “god kaka.” [Um, can that be right? Is google translate pranking me?] What an awesome way to end an awesome visit. For the recipe, visit Nancy’s blog–she also usually bakes different sized batches and includes the measurements and conversions, which is supremely useful. Bork bork bork!

17 Responses to Tuesdays with Mommie III: Swedish Visiting Cake, Bork Bork Bork!
  1. Katrina says:

    Awesome! I just mentioned in my post that next time I make this unassumingly delicious cake that I want to leave out the almond flavor so the lemon would come through more. Great to know your momma made it work! ;) Great post, Liz. As always.

  2. Flourchild says:

    Glad you liked it. It is a great recipe!

  3. Siri says:

    Love the mustache pic! Sort of looks like you have bacon on your lips, which hey, I am not against.

  4. Marthe says:

    Nope, google translate is not pranking you! 'God' is good and 'kaka' is cake in Swedish :) In The Netherlands we say 'goede cake'! And this was a good cake indeed!!

  5. Leslie says:

    Ha ha! Great photo with your mom! I bet it was delicious with the sauce. And I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather we're having.

  6. TeaLady says:

    You 2 are too funny!! Yes, it was great cake wasn't it. I will have to try without the almonds. Love the idea of the strawberry/orange sauce.

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  8. shaz says:

    You girls are so hilarious! Love that pic, wish I could persuade my mum to pose in a moustache. Very "god kaka" indeed, am going to try this one.

  9. Pamela says:

    I loved this post! What a great way to start my blog reading this morning! My cake was full of lemon and I thought it was awesome! Such a simple cake, a true delicious surprise!

  10. CB says:

    Whoa. You and your momma ARE hardcore!! Those mustaches are gangsta yo. HA! I felt the same way about the cake. That's it? Where's the frosting? The 20 ingredients? The baking powder? But boy was I wrong. This is definitely in the top 5! Glad you enjoyed the cake.

  11. Mary says:

    Hilarious! I agree that this was a great cake, and I bet it was even better with the sauce. I usually serve a raspberry sauce with my favourite almond paste cake, so next time…

  12. Kelly D says:

    You are so funny. LOVE the moustaches! and this cake was a delightful surprise (better without the almonds).

  13. jillbert says:

    It really does look unassuming, but you and your mom are stylin' with your mustaches! I really need to try this one.

  14. Nancy/n.o.e says:

    I'm glad that you and your mom got a chance to bond over baking this week. But it must have been a fast bonding session because this cake is quick! From what I can tell, it worked with every combination of zest, flavorings, and nuts. I absolutely love the mustache picture and am looking forward to the next installment of Cooking With Mommie. Thanks to both of you for baking along with me this week.

  15. Katrina says:

    No biscuits today?
    Really, just wanted to let you know I made my Almond Joy Brownies that I posted from back in January again, but used your ooey, gooey coconut filling from your Mounds Brownies. Everyone loved them. And why didn't I think of that? Condensed milk, awesome. I posted about them a few days ago. Thanks for your expertise! ;)

  16. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Haha love the picture of you and your mom! Now I see where you get your sense of humour from!! I've heard a lot of raves about this cake, here's one I'm putting in the make immediately list!

  17. Rosaly says:

    Just subscribed to your RSS feed—nice post really..internet televsion software

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