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!