Tuesdays With Dorie – Cardamom Crumb Cake

by Jessica on December 21, 2010

Cardamom Crumb Cake

We open on the dining room at C’s grandmother’s house:

C’s Brother: “What type of cake is this?”
Me: “It’s a Cardamom Crumb Cake.”
B: “A Cardigan Cake?”
M: “No, a CardaMOM Crumb Cake.”
Cousin: “A Cardidan Cake?”
M: “No, a CARDAMOM Crumb Cake.”
Aunt: “A Card Cake?”
B: “Hey y’all, it’s a CRUM Cake.”

Cardamom Crumb Cake 2

Ah, cardamom. You sneaky spice, you. Rarely showing up in a dish or a dessert, you always pack a major (and sometimes unpronouncable) punch when you do. I love you, though, really & truly. And I was super excited that you were the star in this week’s pick. You made the cake evoke a spiciness and warmth that is perfect during a family get-together… especially at this time of year. So, from now on, you’re lovingly referred to as the ‘Cardigan’ Cake.

Cardamom Crumb Cake 3

Many thanks to Jill of Jill’s Blog for this Christmas-time pick! You can find the recipe on her blog and a link to the many other crumb cakes on TWD’s site. Merry Christmas!!

Cardamom Crumb Cake (pg. 38)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Cardamom Crumb Cake 4


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Judy December 21, 2010 at 1:25 am

You gotta love family, right? I just now ate the last piece of my cake. Loved the flavor combination. I’ll take a piece of yours next. ; )


2 Cakelaw December 21, 2010 at 2:50 am

LOL – a cardigan cake. Your cake turned out really well – so pretty!


3 Jessica December 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

Who doesn’t love a Cardigan Cake?? Hahaha. Well done…your cardigan cake looks beautiful!


4 Nina December 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Ha! Cardigan cake! Yours looks beautiful—great photos. This cake was a winner!


5 yummychunklet December 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Your story was hilarious! And, your cake looks great!


6 Chaya December 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

We liked our “cardigan” cake, also. Nice job with that cake.


7 Jill December 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Cardigan – I love it! Thanks for baking with me this week – I’m so happy that you enjoyed the cake!


8 Mary Ann December 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

What a great conversation. My son was doing the same thing when he was trying to read the title when I was making this today.
Your cake looks fabulous.


9 Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Cardigan cake…that is awesome! Yours looks lovely. Making your soft and chewy gingerbread cookies tonight. 🙂


10 Tracey December 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Haha, that’s too funny Jessica. I’m glad it was such a big hit, even if it was unpronounceable. I sat out due to lack of time and cardamom, but am thinking I might make it for the rewind next week. Your cake looks perfect!

Happy Holidays 🙂


11 Margaret December 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Cardigan Cake. Love it. And it does wrap you in the warm flavor of cardamom. So he was right!!!


12 Katrina December 22, 2010 at 12:35 am

Nice cake–carda-whatever it is. 😉
Love the plate it’s sitting on, too.
Happy Holidays to you!


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