Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

Serve this with coffee or tea. As per Dreamer's suggestion in her review, I have changed the amount of vanilla wafers needed. Crush enough wafers to have enough crumbs to coat your pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9-inch bundt pan with butter; dust with cookie crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
  4. Place sugar and butter in bowl of electric mixer; beat until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, about 5 minutes total.
  5. Beat in cardamom and cinnamon.
  6. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Add sour cream; beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  7. Pour batter into pan.
  8. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes; turn out on a wire rack. Cool completely.
  10. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Most Helpful

Wonderful cake. Followed the recipe with no changes.

sapphirepsych December 26, 2015

Made for the Goddesses of ZWT-9 & Family Picks - This recipe was made as written & the flavor is outstanding, but it was the texture that got my most immediate attention & the word VELVET came instantly to mind. The cake is a bit smaller in stature than most bundt cakes, but surprisingly I had to cook it an extra 10 min for it to test done w/a toothpick. This delicious cake will be served to family & friends at an afternoon coffee (less my taste test portion) & my bet is I'll be asked for your recipe. Thx for sharing this sure-to-be-repeated recipe w/us. Yum!

twissis September 10, 2013

This is a very good cake. The only reason it was given 4 stars instead of 5 is the 10 vanilla wafers. I had a ton of crushed wafers left over. I think 2 or 3 would have been sufficient. Maybe the wafers in Norway are different than the ones here? Made for ZWT9 Soup A Stars.

Dreamer in Ontario August 11, 2013