One of my favorite Dorie Greenspan recipes is Swedish Visiting Cake. Since making it with Tuesdays with Dorie I have probably made it 50 times. In fact, I made it again yesterday for a class. It is fast, easy and delicious. This cake is made using a similar technique to the Swedish Visiting cake but adds a step with whipping the egg whites. It was not difficult but I did have a moment of doubt when I thought the egg whites would deflate and make my cake come out flat. Not to fear though, they did not deflate and the cake came out perfect.
Quarter Quarts means four fourths. It is basically using the same amount of certain ingredients. Dorie did some adjusting to the recipe though to convert the measurements and to make it perfect for those of baking in the US. The brown sugar sprinkled on the top gave this cake just the right amount of sweetness. My kiddos and my hubs really liked it. Unfortunately we each only got one small piece because the darn dog...who I swear is extending her reach every day...got up on the counter and ate the rest during the night. The dog eating the cake aside, this is a recipe I would definitely make again.
Don't forget to go to the French Fridays with Dorie site and check out the Leave your Link to see how other cooks from around the world fared with this sweet cake. You can also purchase Around My French Table and join in the cooking fun!