Another lovely cardamom recipe, this one is adapted from the fantastic 'The Great Scandinavian Baking Book' by Beatrice Ojakangas. You can buy cardamom already ground but I prefer grinding it myself in a mortar and pestle, it's much tastier.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Grease a 9-inch tube or bundt pan with butter; dust with cookie crumbs, set aside.
- Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside.
- Mix sugar and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, about 5 minutes total.
- Beat in cardamom and cinnamon; add flour mixture; beat until just combined; add sour cream, beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Pour batter into pan.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
- Let stand 5 minutes; turn out on a wire rack; cool completely.
- Dust with confectioners' sugar.
HeyJude speaks the truth: grind your own cardamom. I used some preground that was lingering in the cupboard, and everything about the cake was great...except that the flavour was flat. I was so mad at myself for taking the lazy route. Next time I'm going to do it properly! Thanks for sharing.
Having a wee bit of Scandanavian in me, I saw this recipe and frothed. However, I knew if I made a bundt cake, they would ask which old lady in the neighborhood dropped it off and it wouldn't be eaten. So, I made the batter and made them into cupcakes. It made 14 cupcakes filled 3/4 full to the top. I baked them at 325 degrees conVECTION for 25 minutes. I piped a little vanilla icing flower on top of each one. That was three hours ago...they're all gone! ...I might want to double the amounts next time!!!! This was a phenominal recipe and I will make it in Bundt form to bring to get-togethers...but this worked GREAT as cupcakes too! Thank you for sharing this recipe Hey Jude! Kudos!
When I saw this recipe I went nuts--its been years since I had a good cardamom coffeecake. Being swedish I was used to eating cardamom coffee cake regularly, from a swedish bakery. Its nice to know I can now make it myself and serve it to my family. It was absolutely delicious. My sister was over when I was making it and she and I devoured half of it. The texture was light and the only change we made was to sprinkle the top with a mixture of sugar, cardamom and cinnamon. (my personal preference). Thanks Hey Jude for a great receipe.