Swedish Almond Wreath Bread Swedish Almond Coffeecake is a scrumptious pastry made with lightly sweet yeasted bread and filled with luscious almond filling. This is a eggfree recipe.

I am starting a brand new week of blogging today. This week I am combining Blogging marathon and Bake-a-thon events. I didn’t realize what I was getting into when I signed up for both of them. Last week was literally a circus trying to cook, click and post (AND there was Bread Bakers too). Today I have an absolutely delicious Swedish Almond Coffeecake recipe that is very scrumptious and addictive.Swedish Almond Wreath BreadMy theme for this week’s blogging marathon is ‘Cook by Capital’. Theme sounds simple enough, but the challenge that Valli gave us made it slightly challenging. So first we pick a capital – so I picked Stockholm which is in Sweden. For the next 2 days I have pick 2 more capitals that start with the letter S and cook from the respective countries. You will have to wait and see what other countries I picked for the next couple of days.Swedish Almond Wreath BreadI love baked treats from Sweden and I have quite a few that I want to bake. Swedish cinnamon rolls are on the top of that list – hopefully I will get to bake them soon enough. I also want to try my hand at making Princess cake which is a very elaborate Swedish pastry.

But for today I ended making this Swedish Almond Coffeecake – recipe courtesy from my favorite King Arthur flour site. Swedish almond coffee bread/ cake is a Christmas tradition in Sweden. It is traditionally it is either braided or made in a wreath form. Cardamom flavored sweet yeast dough is filled with creamy almond filling and then shaped and baked to make this scrumptious Coffeecake.Swedish Almond Wreath BreadThis version of the coffee cake has an interesting shape and is quite a show stopper. Shape of my bread didn’t turn out as impressive as the original version, but it tasted absolutely amazing. The almond filling tasted like badam halwa and I loved it. It tasted great warm and the leftovers also were good warmed lightly in microwave.Swedish Almond Wreath BreadHere’s another delicious Swedish bake traditionally made for the holidays – Swedish Cardamom Bread.Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 95.
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Swedish Almond Coffeecake Recipe
Swedish Almond Coffeecake Recipe
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Swedish Almond Coffeecake is a scrumptious pastry made with lightly sweet yeasted bread and filled with luscious almond filling. This is a eggfree recipe.
Servings Prep Time
12 Servings 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 3 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 Servings 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 3 hours
Swedish Almond Coffeecake Recipe
Swedish Almond Coffeecake Recipe
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Print Recipe
Swedish Almond Coffeecake is a scrumptious pastry made with lightly sweet yeasted bread and filled with luscious almond filling. This is a eggfree recipe.
Servings Prep Time
12 Servings 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 3 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 Servings 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 3 hours
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast or Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Egg Replacer whisked with 3tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Wholewheat flour
For the Almond Filling:
  • tsp Egg replacer whicked in 2tsp Water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • cups Almond flour or ground almonds
  • 4 tsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Melted Unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp Almond extract
  • 2~2½ tsp milk
For the Egg(free) Wash:
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp Agave Nectar
Glaze:
  • ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/8 tsp Almond extract
  • As needed Toasted Almond slices, for garnish
Servings: Servings
Instructions
Make the Dough:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and salt. Bring milk to a simmer and add to the mixing bowl. Stir and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. When the mixture has cooled, stir in yeast, egg replacer mixture and vanilla. Add the flour and ground cardamom and mix until a soft dough forms. Knead for about 6 minutes in a mixer or 8 minutes by hand. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes~1 hour.
Make the Filling:
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine egg replacer mixture, sugar and salt. Whisk well and add the almond flour and flour.
  2. Add the melted butter, almond extract and 2 tsp milk. The filling should be thick and spreadable like peanut butter. Add more milk to achieve the desired consistency.
Assemble:
  1. Roll out the dough on a lightly greased surface into a 20"~24" wide and 10" long rectangle. Spread the filling over the dough in a thin layer, leaving a 1" of both long edges uncovered. Roll up the dough from one long edge to the other, pinching it together to seal it.
  2. Transfer the dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, seam side down, and form into a circle, tucking one end inside the other. Pinch this seam together. It should be a circle of about 4" diameter.
  3. Slice the dough from the outside edge ¾ of the way through, leaving the center intact. Repeat in 1½" increments all the way around the dough.
  4. Turn the slices on their sides, pulling every other one to the inside of the circle. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until puffy, about 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together almond milk and agave. When the dough has risen, brush it generously with the egg (free) wash and bake for 24~26 minutes or until golden brown and the center reads 190°F when measured with a digital thermometer. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack.
Make the Glaze:
  1. Combine confectioner's sugar, milk and almond extract in a small bowl. Drizzle over the slightly warm coffeecake. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and enjoy.
  2. Leftover coffeecake, stays fresh, well-wrapped for 3 days at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.
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27 thoughts on “Swedish Almond Coffeecake Recipe”

  1. Swedish almond coffee cake looks absolutely gorgeous and very nutty, i would like to have some with a cup of coffee as my dessert. Dont worry about the shape, its looks wonderful Pavani.

  2. Wow, beautiful almond coffeecake!! It is quite a challenge doing multiple events at a time and it is wonderful that you could club both the events and do just one post.

  3. Wow ! That’s a unique coffee cake ! It looks fantastic , and I would love to enjoy this ! I know one does need to be clever to work on two events at one go , and you definitely have met the challenge beautifully !
    Awesome coffee cake !

  4. That coffee cake looks delicious pavani, i too signed up for too many things this month!!! Somehow managed to cook the same for BM and bake-athon. Same pinch on theme!!!
    With that glaze and crunchy almonds, it looks very festive!!! Pretty bake!

  5. I have been picking dishes that suit both BM and bakeathon too since I have been as unprepared as I can be this month. The coffeecake looks and sounds lovely with that almond filling. Nice pick to suit both the events.

  6. This is beautiful! Hey, isn’t December about over indulgence and over planning / booking yourself anyway? ;P Glad it brought out this recipe – it’s delicious!!

  7. I really admire all of you who are doing the bakeathon and marathon at the same time. First of all, time is a major constraint, and then I know I won’t be able to keep up with it , then why take it? Hehe… I was expecting a cake, and then I see such a pretty looking roll, and when you say “almonds”, I am flat over it! That looks really amazing to have with a cup of black coffee… yum!

  8. This is no ordinary coffeecake! This is a delicious yeast bread that would be perfect Christmas morning. The cake is absolutely beautiful and it would be just as much a gift for the family as anything else. I can just imagine the wonderful aroma as it bakes. YUM!

  9. Beautiful Bake!! I must try this soon, though I went thru the recipe many times on King Arthur’s site.. .. perfect for Christmas time or any festive occasion!!

  10. This cake looks so delicious and festive. I can imagine the mood it will set when my guests see it on the table. And I am talking about Christmas parties of course! Definitely need to give this one a try!

  11. Super tempting and delicious coffee cake,the shape looks good Pavani.I tried the wreath shape once and finally ended up in a mess.Yours look neat and elegant.

  12. nice, elegant cake Pavani… these would be so pretty at a party table, and although I dnt drink coffee or tea, I somehow Like a mild coffee flavour in a few bakes… I might try this flavourful cake, in a different shape though…

  13. Oh! This is torturous Pavani! Such a delicious looking cake and I can’t eat it….Isn’t it a torture? Never mind, You have explained it so well, I can make it myself 🙂 Beautiful clicks

  14. Pavani, you have outdone yourself with this beautiful bake. Its stunning and so mouth watering. I think you have done so well even with all the clauses..:)..bookmarking this for sure..

  15. Wow – this is gorgeous! You’ve completely outdone yourself with this recipe. You had my full attention at “almond” which is why I visited the page, but those pictures are making me drool. I’ve pinned this to my Christmas baking board.

  16. I’ve never tried Swedish almond coffee cake but it looks like the perfect addition to my holiday brunch. I always love to have something sweet for folks to enjoy with their coffee, in addition to savoury goodies. So I’ll be adding this one to the list for sure!

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