Dorie Greenspan’s Swedish Visiting Cake Bars are a delicious treat that’s perfect for Fall baking weather.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OXO
What do you get when you cross one of my favorite cookbook authors (Dorie Greenspan), one of my favorite kitchen product companies (OXO), and one of the best places I’ve ever visited (Sweden)? These delicious Swedish visiting cakes, topped with crispy almond meringue, in support of Cookies for Kids Cancer.
I’ve supported this fundraiser for the last few years, sharing everything from hazelnut spritz cookies to apple butter blondies. This time around, OXO is partnering with chef-supporters to share recipes we hope will inspire people to host their own Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sales.
I’m sharing Dorie Greenspan’s Swedish Visiting Cakes. They’re a mash-up of two recipes: almond-meringue topping that you’d typically put on a fruit tart, and Swedish Visiting Cake, a subtle almond-flavored cake that’s usually pretty plain. Together, they form a great sweet treat that would be perfect for your afternoon fika (a Swedish mid-afternoon coffee and cake break that’s just one of the many reasons I adore Sweden.)
These visiting cakes are a cross between a cake and a cookie, with a soft, tender layer of sweet cake topped with a layer of egg whites, powdered sugar, and almonds that bakes into a crisp, meringue-like finish. The result is elegant, but they’re shockingly simple to make!
I used measure for measure gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose flour and they came out perfectly!
OXO sent me a few products to use while I made these: their non-stick pro cake pan (I love how heavy it is!), 11-inch balloon whisk (the handle feels great in your hand), non-stick cooling and baking rack (I love these for baked goods and for making the crispiest baked chicken wings), and 5 pounds food scale with pull out display (the pull out design is great – you can move the display around so you can see it even when you’re using a giant mixing bowl.)
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. If you host a neighborhood bake sale and registering your event online, OXO will make proceeds.