Norwegian Cardamom Cake

"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."
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photo by Dreamer in Ontario photo by Dreamer in Ontario
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9-inch bundt pan with butter; dust with cookie crumbs. Set aside.
  • Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Beat in cardamom and cinnamon.
  • Add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Add sour cream; beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes; turn out on a wire rack. Cool completely.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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  1. Dianna P.
    I have a cathedral cake pan and it's big, will I need to double the recipe?
  2. karekorn78
    I haven't made it yet, but I am going to try cardamom essential oil in mine!!! It keeps forever, unlike the cardamom spice that has an expiration. So excited, thanks for the recipe!!
  3. sapphirepsych
    Wonderful cake. Followed the recipe with no changes.
  4. twissis
    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!
  5. Dreamer in Ontario
    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.


  1. Dianna P.
    asked about doubling


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