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Cardamom cake

February 28, 2011

This cake here, this is not cardamom cake. This is sad cake. And yes, it looks quite sad in the photo. Sad cake came about when I tried to make Simon’s mum’s really fantastic cardamom cake, but failed because I used too much freshly ground cardamom. It’s sad cake, not just because we didn’t get to enjoy it, but because I made it with our new kitchen aid (thanks Ma) and I now feel like I’ve done the cake, the kitchen aid and Simon’s mum a disservice.

But, in the expert hands of Simon’s mum,  it is a fantastic cake. I think I may have accidentally added a bit more than a teaspoon of cardamom. I also ground up my own green cardamom seeds, perhaps I should have used black ones or pre-ground. So stick to the teaspoon, and avoid green seeds!

You’ll need

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla/almond essence
  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 1 tsp bi carb
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamon

To cook

Mix all the wet ingredients together in a mixer, sift the dry and then mix together. Bake at 180 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. I had to turn the oven down to 150 after about 45mins as the top was getting quite brown.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anthony permalink
    February 28, 2011 8:38 pm


    … :)

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