Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TWD: Cardamom Crumb Cake


I always say the best way measure of how delicious a treat is to see how quickly it disappears. We first cut into this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection, Cardamom Crumb Cake, on Sunday afternoon and when I looked at the pan last night it was nearly two-thirds finished – by two people. I say that’s a darn good indication of an excellent crumb cake. I have not baked with cardamom much and find it can be a bit intense, but there was just the right amount in this cake. The cardamom blended amazingly well with the orange zest and coffee, each bite was interesting and left you wanting just a little bit more. I also enjoyed that this was not a very sweet cake.



This recipe rated an 8.5 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.83. Many thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Jill of Jill’s Blog for a superb choice. You can find the recipe here on Jill’s site, plus lots of other unique kitchen creations, and visit the TWD site to see if it was a hit in the other bakers’ kitchens.

6 comments:

Cakelaw said...

This was a great cake. Glad it was appreciated in your house! Merry Xmas.

jillbert said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Your cake looks lovely. Thanks for baking with me this week, and happy holidays!

Tracey said...

Yep, definitely sounds like it was a hit there! I don't keep cardamom on hand so I sat out but I'm thinking maybe I'll try to get some in time to make this for the rewind next week. Hope you guys enjoy the holidays :)

HanaĆ¢ said...

That sounds like a great cake. I love baking with cardamom, ever since I made my first Cardamom Cake from Beatrice Ojankangas' Scandinavian baking book, 2 years ago. I'll have to dig up Dorie's recipe and try it.

Happy holidays to you and your family!!

Jules Someone said...

Loved loved this one! I think I'll be making this again and again!

TeaLady said...

This was such a good not so sweet cake. I put way too much cardamom in (Cause I cannot read!!) but it was still tasty.

Happy Holidays!!