Advent Cake

December 1st


The lead up to Christmas in a Norwegian home begins on Advent Sunday which was four days ago. What do we do?  We start the real cosyness of Christmas with light, warmth and beautiful smells seeping out from the Christmas kitchen that has already been decorated in cheery red, starting us all on the slow gradual build up to the family festive time.  All sound too perfect? maybe it does, but it really is my favourite time of the year and I think my children feel so too.



So with the first of four candles lit it's time to bring in some Christmas taste into the home and what better way than Signe Johansen's delicately Christmas flavoured almond torte, it really is a cake that surpassed my expectations the first time I tried it and it quickly became a firm family favourite; now set to be our Advent cake every year.  We will make it each year at the beginning of December and bonus, it keeps for well over a week and is still just as moist.  Quick to make, so give it a go, it's gluten free too!

Start a new tradition and make an advent cake. For easy to follow instructions and ingredients follow the link to Signe's Spiced almond Torte...


Enjoy the lead up to the big day...



Spiced almond torte with clementine

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a delicious cake. I so enjoy Advent with the expectation of Christmas.

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    1. Me too Ellen. Hope it is full of hope, excitement and togetherness for you x

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  2. Good times and good cake, a wonderful way to begin the new month.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Indeed Amalia. It's a great cake so very moorish too...

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  3. It looks delicious, Selma. I'm getting VERY excited for Christmas this year. All gifts have been acquired so I fully intend to relax and enjoy the season. X

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    1. Oh superb Jules. I'm delighted to read this xx

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  4. I'm looking forward to your Christmas posts, it's lovely to read all your festive posts. x

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. Love writing them too x

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  5. It certainly looks delicious. It's nice to have traditions that carry on year after year.

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  6. It looks amazing, I will certainly be giving it a try. I love the traditions around Advent/Christmas.

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    1. I am so glad you will try it. It has such a subtle Christmas flavour that it's a perfect run up to Chrustmas cake. Let me know what you think of it.

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  7. What a lovely way to begin the countdown to Christmas - looks delicious.

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    1. It is Annie and it just begins the festivities slowly and gently

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  8. I am coming over for a bite, it looks delicious.

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  9. Oh I so wish you could come. How wonderful would that be x

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