Swedish Cardamom Coffee Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

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.

Top Review by qjohnson

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch tube or bundt pan with butter; dust with cookie crumbs, set aside.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Beat in cardamom and cinnamon; add flour mixture; beat until just combined; add sour cream, beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  6. Pour batter into pan.
  7. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes; turn out on a wire rack; cool completely.
  9. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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