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Recipe: Cardamom Cake

This is one of my favourite cake recipes handed down to me from my Mother. 


It's the Elachi (Cardamom) cake...a spongy cake that's great for tea parties or rainy days.



2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 Tsp Cardamom crushed
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg crushed
1/4 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter (softened)
4 Eggs
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Cup Milk


Set oven to 350 degrees F.

I like to use fresh nutmeg and cardamom pods and crush them instead of powders which I don't find as aromatic.  Remove the shells of the nutmeg and cardamom and crush into a powder.

Combine the softened butter and sugar together in a big bowl. Add eggs and blend together.

Combine the flour with the crushed cardamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder together in separate bowl.

Pour the milk and flour into the butter/sugar mixture and blend until smooth.

Grease and lightly flour a loaf pan and pour the batter (should be smooth and creamy).

Bake for 1 hour at 350F

Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar if desired.

Serve with piping hot chai (tea)!

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Reader Comments (8)

mmmm this looks so yummy and moist! I would love to have this with some coffee

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTwirly Skirts

It looks so delicious:) I so could have a piece right now. Muah, sweetie

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Mieczan

This sounds AMAZING!!! I love cardamom and sponge cake.. why have I never combined them before?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

ohh man that looks delish!

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

that looks oh-so-yummy, would love to try this recipe out for sure!

May 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchichichic!

oh wow! this sounds sooo delicious. wish i had a piece!

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline

Cardamom is my favorite spice...this looks so, so good...pinning it to try sometime!

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClair

What a beautiful cake! I'm fairly obsessed with cardamom and fresh nutmeg - yum. Glad to find your site through NoshOnIt, and looking forward to reading more!

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlanna

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