Cardamom Cake

Easter coming makes it official for me...

Spring is here!

Time to celebrate with another wonderful Swedish recipe.

Cardamom Cake

What is wonderful about this cake is that it is a heartier, not overly sweet cake. I highly recommend tracking down some pearl sugar. It can be found at IKEA and perhaps specialty shops. Regular sugar would probably make it in a pinch but then you would miss out on the incredibly satisfying crunch and texture the pearl sugar gives this cake.

Swedish Cardamom Cake
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 + 1/4 cup sugar
3 + 1/3 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 + 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 + 1/4 cup milk
Garnish with Pearl sugar or coarsely chopped almonds (or be daring and go with both)

Grease a 10" round cake pan and preheat the oven to 350. Melt the butter and let it cook. Beat the eggs and sugar together until light yellow and very thick. Add all the additional ingredients until combined. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle the pearl sugar and/or almonds across the top. Bake for approximately 1 hour, test to make sure it is completely baked. Let cool completely before serving.

Enjoy a slice with a big cup of coffee and a friend or two.


Fika (prounced Fee-kah)is a Swedish custom. So important in Sweden that Fika is both a noun and a verb. A social "coffee break" where one stops with a friend or acquaintance for a cup of coffee or tea and a bit of a nibble. Coffeecake, cookies, cake, muffins or anything but mostly finger food to invite someone, anyone to join you in partaking, any time of the day. Feeds the body and the soul. 
Do you Fika?

recipe compliments of the blog

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