I love cardamom so, so much! I simply have it in me, that love of cardamom, thanks to growing up in Sweden where they use the spice in all kinds of baked goods, all the time.
On Thursday I had a visit to my studio from design director Paul. Paul told me a while back that he had never eaten "anything cardamom" ... especially not a cake! I figured I really needed to do something about that as he was clearly missing out. So I baked Paul a cardamom cake for our meeting.
And now you can make it too!
My Cardamom Cake
2 1/2 dl (1 cup) white sugar
1 dl (1/2 cup) milk
50 grams (half a stick) melted butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
3.5 dl (1 1/2 cups) white flour
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
a few pinches of salt
This is what you do:
1. Beat the eggs and sugar until REALLY fluffy.
2. Add milk and melted butter. Mix well.
3. Mix the cardamom and baking powder with the flour. Slowly fold this into the batter - do not over stir!
4. Oh yes, you need to butter a baking dish of your liking, and cover the dish with fine breadcrumbs … then you can pour the mixture into the pan.
5. It is now ready to bake for about 30 minutes, in the middle of your oven at 175 degrees C (350 F).
On a whim, and rather last minute, I decided that I wanted to add apples to this cake so I peeled 2 apples, cut them into thin wedges and pan-fried them with about 3 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of white sugar. I let them cook for a couple of minutes until they got a little soft then I poured that sticky, sweet and tasty mess on top of my batter! Then I baked it at the same temperature and for the same time as above.
This cake is so yummy, perfectly paired with a glass of milk! ... And yes, Paul loved it!
Have a great weekend!