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Frosted tea cake being sprinkled with sliced almonds.

Swedish Almond Tea Cake

Easy tasty cake made from simple ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Scandinavian
Keyword swedish tea cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Frosting 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 269kcal
Author Joe Boyle


Tea cake

  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup All-prpose flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, 4 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp. almond extract


  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. soft butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat your oven to 325° for a glass plate or to 350° for a metal plate.
  • Apply a light coating of butter to the insides of the pie plate, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar. Gently turn the plate allowing the sugar to stick to the butter coating both the bottom and sides of the plate. Discard any excess sugar.
  • Mix the eggs, sugar, flour, and almond extract in a medium-sized bowl by hand. Then, slowly add the melted butter while beating to temper the eggs so they don't get cooked.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pie plate and place into the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cake is a light golden brown. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool.
  • While the cake is baking, mix the frosting by combining the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. A hand mixer works well for this.
  • Spread the frosting evenly onto the warm cake then sprinkle with the sliced almonds.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. The cake is best eaten the day of baking but it can be covered and kept at room temperature for up to 3 days. Be sure that the cake has completely cooled to room temperature before covering.
  2. Individual slices can be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen for up to 3 months. Then, it is best to let the slices thaw overnight in your refrigerator. If you are in a big hurry, thaw them in the microwave on low power like 50% until they are thawed enough to eat.


Calories: 269kcal