Christmas baking in Norway is all about warming spice. It's a cold time of year and anything that can warm you is a hit. This cake takes a whopping 450g of flour but it is so worth it!
Allow the cardamom cake to cool in the tin
for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack
Cardamom cake with coffee drizzle
~ for the original recipe go look at the fabulous website that is Sweet Paul
You will need:
|Cardamom cake with coffee drizzle|
♥ 285g brown sugar
♥ 4 eggs
♥ 2 tablespoons of vanilla essence
♥ 450g plain flour
♥ 2 tsp of ground cardamom
♥ 1 tsp of baking powder
♥ 1/2 tsp baking soda
♥ 1/2 tsp salt
For the drizzle you will need:
♥ 1 cup of icing sugar
♥ 2 tablespoons strong coffee
1♥ Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celcius
2♥ Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar
3♥ Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Whipping together until light and fluffy.
4♥ Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom and salt. Mix till all combined, do not over mix.
5♥ Pour/spoon the batter into a prepared greaseproof paper tin and bake for about 1 hour or until golden and set. It should come away from the edges a bit.
6♥ Cool cake in the tin for about 10 mins before completing the cooling off period on a wire rack.
7♥ Whisk together the icing sugar and coffee and drizzle over the cooled cake.
|The drizzle works surprisingly |
well with the cardamom cake
This cake has the taste of a Scandinavian Christmas without being too rich or too heavy. I really love this cake. Sweet Paul, you've done it again, great evocative Christmas tasting cake. It will become a staple in my Christmas baking book.
♥ Do you have any Christmas recipes you care to share?