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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)!



8 thoughts on “Recipe: Cardamom Cake

  1. what size pan loaf pan ?

    Posted by wendejo | January 26, 2012, 18:42
  2. Gosh, that sounds so delicious! I have to try that out this coming weekend – thanks a lot for sharing!

    Posted by Martina Egli | October 18, 2011, 14:28
  3. oh wow! this sounds sooo delicious. wish i had a piece!

    Posted by Jacqueline | May 23, 2011, 01:57
  4. that looks oh-so-yummy, would love to try this recipe out for sure!

    Posted by chichichic! | May 22, 2011, 10:31
  5. ohh man that looks delish!

    Posted by katie | May 20, 2011, 15:25
  6. This sounds AMAZING!!! I love cardamom and sponge cake.. why have I never combined them before?

    Posted by Lisa | May 19, 2011, 19:23
  7. It looks so delicious:) I so could have a piece right now. Muah, sweetie

    Posted by Diana Mieczan | May 19, 2011, 10:41
  8. mmmm this looks so yummy and moist! I would love to have this with some coffee

    Posted by Twirly Skirts | May 18, 2011, 11:46

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