Tuesday, December 21, 2010
TWD - Cardamom Crumb Cake
This week, my blogging pal Jill of Jill's Blog finally gets her turn to pick a recipe for us to make for Tuesdays with Dorie. She chose Dorie's Cardamom Crumb Cake.
This cake is not just flavoured with cardamom - it is also flavoured with coffee. The interior of the cake is moist and soft, while the top of the cake is coated with a crunchy streusel topping. It is a very forgiving recipe, as in a fit of Christmas season guilt, I used Nuttelex instead of butter - and it still tasted good. As an added bonus, this cake is also a cinch to make, and you mix it by hand - no stand mixer required. (Which means less washing up!)
I think this cake tasted best after a couple of days, as it became moister and the flavours developed. It is not particularly sweet, so it is a very adult treat for having with a nice cup of afternoon coffee.
Thanks to Jill for hosting us this week - she will have the recipe. And you can see other interpretations of this recipe by visiting the TWD blogroll.